Economic diplomacy – Innovation Week in Chicago (2 May 2017)


French Innovation Week began this weekend in Chicago.

Through a series of events in the U.S.’s third-largest city, French Innovation Week offers a unique opportunity for meetings and discussions that promote French research and innovation. The event is open to the public.

French Innovation Week is co-hosted by the French Consulate General in Chicago and its scientific and cultural sections, the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance Française, Business France, and the Lycée Français. There are also numerous American partners, bolstering existing partnerships and helping to establish new partnerships with major universities, incubators and accelerators, and research institutes in the Chicago area.

Events include conferences on the publication of the genome and gravitational waves by world-renowned French researchers, and a conference on intelligent cities with the companies Sigfox, JC Decaux and Schneider Electric at the U.S.’s largest incubator, "1871". A hackathon and meetings on virtual and augmented reality will also be held with the French start-up Wonda VR, along with workshops for Chicago high school students featuring French scientists and a presentation of scientific work at the Lycée Français.

For more information, visit the website of French Innovation Week.

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