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Four Enterprise Ireland client companies sign significant deals and partnerships in France – Six SportsTech startups represent Ireland at VivaTech, Paris
Leading the joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA trade mission to Germany and France this week, Minister for Business, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney T.D. this morning attended VivaTech in Paris, Europe’s biggest startup & tech event. At the event, Minister Coveney met with French captains of industry and public sector representatives to raise the profile of Ireland’s tech innovation offering to France.
Minister Coveney also met six Enterprise Ireland-backed SportsTech startups, representing Ireland in Viva Tech’s start-up pitching contest. The six Enterprise Ireland-backed companies taking part in the Sports Tech category include Access Earth Limited, Head Diagnostics, MoveAhead, Output Sports, RugbySmarts and Volograms.
Attending a business reception event at the Irish Embassy in Paris later today, Minister Coveney will witness new deals and new partnership signings between the four Enterprise Ireland client companies and their French partners:
Welcoming today’s deal announcements, Minster for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, said: “Irish companies are forging increasingly strong business links in France, with Enterprise Ireland client companies achieving record export sales of €1.61bn to France last year. Today’s announcements by Terra NutriTECH, Transfermate, Mercury and CoolPlanet are a great representation of the scale of the business opportunities for Irish companies across sectors such as ICT, clean technologies, construction, agritech and fintech in France.”
Patrick Torrekens, Enterprise Ireland Country Manager for France said: “Our trade mission to France presents a really important opportunity to build on Irish-French business relationships and support Enterprise Ireland client companies to scale in the market. We continue to see strong growth opportunities for Irish companies in sectors such as agritech, fintech and business services, construction and lifesciences and we support our clients to enter and scale in the market through our two French offices in Paris and Lyon.”