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Investment in Northern France : ICT | ICT

animation, film, Emile Awards

Emile Awards shine spotlight on Hauts-de-France

19 Dec 2017 | ICT, Front page, A region on the move

On December 8, Lille hosted the first Emile Awards, honoring Europe’s finest animated films—and underscoring the region’s role as a rising star in the industry.

animation, Lille, digital

Grid opens new audiovisual studio in Greater Lille

11 Oct 2017 | Front page, ICT, Investment

Belgium-based Grid has opted to open its third office in Hauts-de-France—proof that Lille’s highly developed digital ecosystem is a strong selling point for animation studios.

Altimance, Valenciennes, IT, investment

Rigby Group chooses Hauts-de-France

13 Jun 2017 | Front page, ICT, Investment

Rigby Group subsidiary Altimance, an IT services specialist, will soon begin operations in Valenciennes, joining La Serre Numérique, La Nouvelle Forge and La Cité des Congrès in the Rives Créatives de l’Escaut...

Giroptic makes a splash with Facebook

22 May 2017 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

At Facebook’s annual conference in California, an enthusiastic Mark Zuckerberg gave a Giroptic iO camera to every attendee—and wrote a $1 million check to the Lille-based start-up.

The Emile Awards are Europe’s “Oscars of animation”

Lille to host Emile animated film awards ceremony

20 Mar 2017 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

Hauts-de-France has been selected to host the first Emile Awards ceremony honoring Europe’s finest animated films. The distinction underscores its international reputation for animation know-how and position...

French Tech Ticket

06 Mar 2017 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

Greater Lille hosts three foreign start-ups for a year under the French Tech Ticket program.

Valenciennes-based Rubika produces new animation

Rubika captures the spotlight—again

03 Aug 2016 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

Supinfocom Rubika, Northern France’s world-class incubator for animation and the digital arts, has proven its excellence once again, winning a new award at an international animation seminar in Los Angeles.

OVH invests €1bn to grow

OVH unveils plans for €1bn expansion

08 Apr 2016 | ICT, A region on the move

OVH, Europe’s leading web hosting company, has just unveiled a massive five-year investment program totaling nearly €1 billion. Aim: expand its international reach and consolidate existing data centers.

Northern France IT team wins

3D Duo wins MAGIC prize in Monaco

08 Apr 2016 | ICT, A region on the move

Northern France-based 3D Duo took top honors for its video game “Epic Loon” at the 2016 edition of the Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC).

Northern France shines again at CES2016

Region shows flair for innovation at CES 2016

07 Mar 2016 | A region on the move, ICT

For nearly 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show has been THE international showcase for new technologies, and this year France made the strongest showing after the United States, with over 190 exhibitors....

Cybersecurity - Lille - International Forum

8th International Forum on Cybersecurity

12 Nov 2015 | A region on the move, ICT

On January 25 & 26, 2016, Lille will host the 8th International Forum on Cybersecurity, a must-attend event for Europe's cybersecurity industry. In the spotlight this year: protection of privacy and...

Anarcute Rubika Serre Numérique

Anarcute: Taking the video game world by storm

03 Nov 2015 | A region on the move, ICT

Anarcute, launched by five students at Supinfogame Rubika in Valenciennes, has been winning prizes for best student video game since 2014. The success story continued in September, when their creation won the...

Giroptic - ITC - Northern France

Giroptic—an IT success story made in Northern France

21 Sep 2015 | Front page, A region on the move, ICT

Giroptic is the sort of success story IT startups dream about—and it all happened at Lille’s EuraTechnologies technology park in Northern France. We take a closer look.

immersive forklift training simulator - Northern France

Industrial simulators—Audace scores a success

20 Aug 2015 | ICT, Mobility, A region on the move

There's talent on tap when it comes to information and communications technology (ICT) in Northern France. A close-up look at e-learning solution specialist Audace, now developing simulators for industry.

CGI's global center of excellence for retail in Lille - Northern France

CGI opens global center of excellence for retail in Lille

13 Aug 2015 | ICT, A region on the move

Canada-based CGI, a global player in ICT services, helps retailers make the digital transition smoothly and successfully. In 2015, the company opened its world center of excellence for retail and consumer...

EuraTechnologies - CEA Tech - research - Lille Region

Accelerating innovation in Lille: EuraTechnologies to host CEA Tech platform

05 May 2015 | A region on the move, ICT

CEA Tech will soon launch a new research platform in Lille, strengthening the region’s French Tech label and giving Northern France a boost in the race for innovation. For business, the move signals a leap...

Orchestra Arras - logistics - Nord France Invest - Lille Region

Children’s apparel specialist Orchestra to build new hub in Arras

13 Apr 2015 | Investment, ICT, Mobility

Unique accessibility and a dense yet flexible transportation infrastructure make Northern France a top choice for logistics operations. After welcoming e-commerce powerhouses Amazon and 3SI, Lille Region is...

Rubika - Centopeia - Lille Region

Another prize for Rubika

24 Mar 2015 | ICT, A region on the move

Northern France is a hotspot for talent—and particularly in the visual arts. Students from the region’s world-class Supinfocom Rubika education and training center have just picked up another award, this time...

cooperation agreement with Shenzhen’s Association of Internet of Things - Nord France Invest

Coming soon to Lille Region: Shenzhen Association Of Internet Of Things

02 Dec 2014 | A region on the move, ICT

On a trade mission to China in late October, EuraTechnologies and Nord France Invest signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen’s Association of Internet of Things (AOIT), representing over 400 specialized...

retail innovations made in Lille Region

5 retail breakthroughs from Lille Region

13 Nov 2014 | A region on the move, ICT

The birthplace of catalog sales, Lille Region is also home to a host of e-commerce innovations. At the VADConext trade show, held in Lille October 21-23, we found five new retail technologies poised to change...