The FAID is an annual Franco-American event which brings together scientists, industrialists and investors. It is a free, high-level scientific event in Boston area where researchers and companies have the opportunity to exchange views on a specific technological issue, start-up co-operative activities and develop in business in a transatlantic perspective.
Promotion of innovation in the context of the Franco-American cooperation :
Watch of the innovation sector (Bulletins-electroniques in french),
Invitations and visits,
Sharing of best practices for technology transfer (FATTE+ program)
Young Entrepreneurs Initiative (YEI) and NETVA competitions.
"If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative." (Woody Allen)
French-American Innovation Day (FAID) FATTE+
Since its lauch in 2007, the "France-USA Technology Transfer Exchange program" (FATTE+) program supports collaboration in the field of Technology Transfer through sharing best practices between experts of both countries and projects funding.
New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA)
The NEw Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) aims at building the global leadership of the French High-Tech Start-ups through an intensive entrepreneurial training and business development week in Boston, San Francisco, or Washington, DC area.
YEi Start in France
The Young Enterprise initiative (YEi Start in France) is organized since 2005 by The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US. This program is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business in France and Europe. It provides to all the awardees local programs in the U.S., and a one-week immersion in France for the overall winners, which allows laureates to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.