IMPACT GERMANY 2021

A 7-months acceleration programme helping French innovative digital companies getting the German way of doing business, expand their Franco-German network and prospect the market thanks to a dedicated German-speaking advisor

2nd EDITION OF IMPACT GERMANY

16 start-ups supported

+60 One-On-One Business Meetings organized since August 2020

you are a start-up or an innovative company

Specialized in…

Retail

FinTech

DeepTech

EdTech

& co...

WHY IMPACT GERMANY?

The Impact Germany programme is specifically designed to help French tech entrepreneurs fuel the growth of their business and expand in Germany. By providing access to market expertise, hands-on mentorship and a large network of corporates and industry experts, Impact Germany Programme is the fastest way to sucessfully launch your business 

Learn the Methods

Learn about the German market specifics from local coaches, experts and successful French founders. Get challenged in order to fine tune your approach to Germany.

Build your Franco-German Network

Extend commercial and funding opportunities by accessing to a wide network of business leaders, corporate executives, experts from your industry and investors spread all over Germany.

Business Development Booster

During 6 months, one German-speaking trade advisor at Business France Germany will contact clients and partners to organise meetings for you.

BUILT TO SCALE

Crash Test

Present your product/solution to a selection of local experts and get a German point of view about your offer.

Positionning paper

Who are your main competitors active in Germany?

Learn the methods

Series of collective and individual digital workshops led by German and French experts. Seize the opportunity to expand your Franco-German network!

Take-off

Benefit from the work of a dedicated German-speaking advisor of Business France Germany who act as a first representative for the German market​. Benefit from our support and expertise to prepare and execute your one-on-one meetings.

The Impact Germany Programme

January 2021 - Applications
15th April 2021 – Deadline for applications
Early May 2021 – Official Announcement of the 8 participating companies selected by our jury
June / July 2021 – Online « Learn & Connect » coaching sessions
August – December 2021 – Take-Off / Get together

Delegation 2021 

10-Vins created the first wine-by-the-glass connected machine in 2012. The wine selected by an expert will be served with the ideal temperature in less than a minute. With the same volume as a wine glass (10cl), the 10-Vins bottles offer an optimal preservation of the gustatory qualities for up to 3 years. Thanks to this innovation, 10-Vins was awarded by several prizes such as two prizes at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2016 in Las Vegas, or by the Autum Fair in 2016 in Paris.

Everysens offers a predictive collaborative visibility platform to plan and track supply chain flows in real time. The platform includes road visibility, TMS rail and packaging visibility. This innovation permit to cut costs, improve customer service, reduce carbon footprint and avoid the loss of operational knowledge. Nowadays, Everysens’ platform is already used in 42 countries and mainly used by Lidl, Saint Gobain, Borealis and ArcelorMittal.

Since 2010, Improveeze develops and sells Pusheeze, a button-based solution allowing retailers to sell invisible and bulky products in their point of sale and not on Amazon. Thanks to Pusheeze, their customers increase their rentability per sqm while reducing their stocks. Improveeze has met with great success, notably at Kings jouet and Maxi Toys, which led it to develop the export of its innovation by opening an office in Düsseldorf in 2020.

Lovys developed the first 100% digital platform with an all-in-one, digital and flexible insurance. Home, health, car, pet and electronic devices related insurances can be subscribed online. The company regroups 70 people, comprising twelve nationalities, with a deep knowledge of insurance, having exited from three successful insurtechs. The insurance company is already reprensented in France, Spain and Portugal and was selected to join the InsurTechHub Munich.

In the context of an increasingly digitalized business world, Rise Up is revolutionizing corporate training by offering an interactive blended learning platform adapted to the needs of all stakeholders (professional trainers, administrators and learners). Through this tool, each employee can permanently boost his or her skills and improve his or her employability according to their needs. Large companies have already used Rise Up, including AXA, Accor, Scheider Electric, Bouygues Telecom and Crédit Mutuel.

Also, Rise Up expands in Germany through German-speaking employees based in the country.

Soneka presents the first integrated real estate platform built by experienced real estate professionals, designed for the asset managers and fund managers. It is a collaborative space where those who share about buildings can share information, analysis and documents.

Soneka is an easy-to-use tool that can stand alone or be integrated into an existing information system. Time saving of 30% for asset managers and reporting workload divided by 5. Large companies such as Valimmo, Colliers, and Batipart have already used the services of Soneka.

Combining the best practices of DevOps and Cybersecurity, Squad designs, implements, and secures IT infrastructures & cloud solutions to create a secured cyber space. Squad rely on our end-to-end expertise to identify risks, protect against threats, detect attacks, respond to incidents to limit their impact, and help our customers recover quickly and efficiently. Since its creation, Squad has achieved a turnover of more than 65 million euros and is currently one of the Top 10 companies specialising in cybersecurity in the world. Airbus, CMA CGM, Naval and Thales have put already their trust in Squad.

Wisper improves the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by creating the VDe (efficient, evolutive, economical and eco-friendly) through the ceBoxOS and the XiVO. The ceBoxOS offers the first virtualisation solution without any server infrastructure, designed to optimise desktop management. It implements intelligent, connected and affordable technologies. XiVO solved the need for a softphone solution by providing an Open Source alternative to your business telephony. Alongside first references in Germany (Comdata in Stuttgart and Opteven in Berlin), Wisper is active in the UK, Belgium, Morocco and Czech Republic.

Delegation 2020

Getfluence.com is a European marketplace that offers advertisers the opportunity to increase their influence, notoriety and visibility on the internet by publishing sponsored articles in the most influential digital press media.

BrightLock is the world’s first LiFi smart access solution, enabling anyone to open any door with their smartphone flash in a simple, secure and flexible way. This solution and the associated apps, cloud software and hardware products fundamentally transform how access to company infrastructures is given and managed.

Healthy Mind is a company specialised in innovative medical devices based on Digital therapeutics (DTx) whose solution integrating advanced psychological principles like medical hypnosis and breath control, consists of immersive experiences in Virtual Reality aiming at alleviating the pain and anxiety of hospitalized patients.

SkyReal VR is a collaborative and remote solution to speed up design cycles and squeeze related costs. The solution is dedicated for industrial engineering and enables to automatically convert CAD models into VR experience for several business cases like design reviews, scale validation, train operator, and product showcase. 

Considering the growing numbers of complex accounting data, Supervizor offers a plug & play solution with more than 250 + pre-set controls. It is the European leader in digitised auditing and internal control.

Uptale provides a SaaS Solution which enables companies to improve the learning efficiency of their employees thank to Immersive Learning. Along with premium services, Uptale provides a Cloud platform to create, deliver and track training experiences in 360° and Virtual Reality at scale. 

Worldia’s platform enables travellers to plan a trip in a funny and stress-free way, offers them à la carte travels and simplifies the creation of unforgettable travel itineraries as original as each traveller. They help Travel players in their shift to meet the travellers’ new expectations.

THE Jury

SOME OF OUR Mentors

Partners & Sponsors

With many thanks to our partners and sponsors!

Testimonials

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

Meet the team that will help you skyrocket in Germany!

Head of Tech & Services department 
#innovation #tech

Martin joined the German Tech Team in 2018 following different roles in the UK, Switzerland and Northern France. There, he had the opportunity to help and advise digital companies from Euratechnologies. He has worked for Business France since 2013. 

Senior Trade Development Advisor
Etienne joined the team of Business France Düsseldorf in 2014. Throughout his path within Business France, he had the opportunity to support with success start-ups and SMEs from different areas (retail, franchise, marketing & communication solutions, corporate learning, edtech, fintech, silver economy, business services, electronics and photonics) and to build a strong network of German decision-makers. Etienne is fluent in German and expert in intercultural aspects and how to do business in Germany.
Senior Trade Development Advisor 
#IoT #itsecurity #cci
#Fintech #Proptech

Florian joined Business France in 2014 and developed its portfolio since then i.e. Cultural and Creative IndustryCyberSec or FinTech. With his Franco-German background, he advices and helps French companies in their business development in Germany. 

Pauline Gauthier

Trade Development Advisor 
#Ecommerce #Telco #Newwork

After working in the Business France office in Singapore, Pauline joined the Business France Germany team in 2020. She followed a curriculum between France and Germany. She besides already realised internships within international companies and built a large network.

Senior Trade Development Advisor 
#Telco #AI #Software #Hardware

Born and grown in Bavaria, David is our “local de l’étape”. After working for years for a software company based in Southern France, David joined Business France in 2011. Since thenhe expanded his network with local big players such as Deutsche Telekom, SAP or Gigaset.

Head of Press &
Communications Department
 

Prior to joining the Press & Communications team, Martin worked for over 25 years as a journalist in Germany for press agencies, newspapers, magazines, the trade press, WDR-TV (a German public television channel), radio stations and web portals.

He is head of the press and communication team of Business France since 2006.

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