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Business France provides free guidance to make your business project in France a success. Our team of experts is committed to helping Nordic companies and entrepreneurs with tailor-made advice, regardless of your investment projects: expansion of existing sites, new investment sites, industrial or technology partnerships, acquisitions or financial investments. In this section, you will find insights on how to invest and succeed in France, information on the key industries and sectors and an accurate picture of the state of the Nordic investment in France.

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5 tips to find public support for your projects in France

May you need a little push to make your project flourish, several types of help and public funds, both national and regional, are available to you. Here are 5 tips to find public funds and help.

Nordic investments in France create or preserve jobs

The number of jobs created or preserved in France thanks to Nordic investments has kept on growing in 2018, reaching 1,660 jobs (+13% compared to 2017). France maintains its position in the top 3 destinations in Europe for Nordic investments in terms of job creation.

“France is better than its reputation” 

After more than a decade doing business in France, Thomas Eldered, CEO of the Swedish company Recipharm, gives some insights about his French experience. He explains why they decided to invest in France and how Business France helped them to succeed.

Thomas Berglund shares his experience of doing business in France

Throughout his career, as CEO of different international Swedish groups (i.e. Securitas and Capio), Thomas Berglund has had a long experience in doing business in France. He is here openly talking about his perception of the French market and the support he received from Business France to expand Capio’s activity in France.

Renault Trucks and the Volvo Group invest €33 million in a new R&D centre in Lyon

Renault Trucks, owned by Volvo Group since 2000, has officialised the decision of opening a brand-new R&D centre near Lyon in France. An investment of 33 million euros.

Is France becoming the world champion for automotive technologies?

France is one of the countries where most investments have been made in technologies related to the automotive industry, ranking third with more than €200 million funds raised in 41 operations.

Finnish investors get the keys on how to succeed in France

Finnish investors and companies were gathered at a seminar in Turku to talk about what is going on in France and get some key insights to succeed on the French market.

The reasons why Carlsberg is going to invest €100 million in France

Carlsberg announced that they are going to invest €100 million in their Kronenbourg brewery in Obernay (Alsace), during the State visit of President Emmanuel Macron and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire to Denmark at the end of August. This project is intended to increase the sales and production of their subsidiary in steady growth in France.

More than 300 Danish CEOs gathered to discuss business opportunities in France with Pr. Emmanuel Macron

At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, traveled to Denmark with the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, on August 28th and 29th. This was the first state visit since 1982! On this unique occasion, a French-Danish economic forum gathering more than 300 CEOs was organized by Dansk Industri, with the support of the French Embassy and Business France.

Nordic cooperation, a model to bolster innovation

The Nordic model of cooperation is a recognized ideal to follow...

Wind power: a common ground for France and the Nordics, an opportunity for investors

When it turns to energy transition and green electricity, France and the Nordics find common ground.

2017 Foreign investments in France #Finland

The 2017 overview of Finnish investments in France is a great surprise.

2017 Foreign investments in France #Norway

The 100+ Norwegian companies operating in France employ around 4,500 people in the country.

2017 Foreign investments in France #Sweden

Swedish investments in France were up more than 75% in 2017!

Make A French Start Guide

Booklets by Mazars and Business France

Outlook 2018: Opportunities in a changing world

Inspiring breakfast seminar, last week, at Oslo Grand Hotel...

Investments in Cleantech sector remain high in 2017

In 2017, 112 French cleantech companies raised a total of 921 M EUR (934 M EUR in 2016), according to the 2018 GreenUnivers survey

2017 Foreign investments in France #Denmark

Fifteen Danish investment decisions were recorded in France in 2017, creating more than 200 jobs.

"How to succeed in France”: Business France Nordic will be answering in Helsinki

Business France Nordic will participate to an after-work organised by the Finnish-French Chamber of Commerce in Helsinki, to present its mission and French business ecosystem to Finnish investors and entrepreneurs.

2018, Opportunities in a changing world - Event: Oslo

Business France Nordic will be at the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on 26 April to share its view on French business climate and world challenging environment.

Investing in French economy? Nordics know how

In 2017, the Nordic countries continue to invest in France. With a total of 75 projects creating and maintaining 1 427 jobs, the Nordics have increased by 36% their investment in France compared to 2016.

48h in Copenhagen with Pascal Cagni

The Ambassador for Investment in France travelled to Copenhagen on 6 and 7 March to meet key players of Danish business environment, and to communicate on the ongoing transformation of French economy leading to new investment opportunities.

Hello Innovation ! France in TOP 10 of Bloomberg Innovation Index 2018

In January 2018, Bloomberg revealed its global ranking for innovation: France ranked #9, gaining two rows since last year.