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Investment in Northern France : All news

Northern France hosts green data centers

Northern France hosts green data centers

14 Dec 2015 | A region on the move, IT

By the year 2020, data centers could consume as much as 10% of global energy output. Over the past several years, hosting companies in Northern France have developed alternative centers—just one example of the...

Dunkerque’s BioTfuel project: designing the fuels of tomorrow

Total's BioTfuel project: designing the fuels of tomorrow

14 Dec 2015 | A region on the move, Advanced Materials

In Dunkerque, Total is designing, testing and refining production technologies for second-generation biofuels—a promising environmental initiative that is the only one of its kind in France.

EEL Energy is developing a tidal energy converter in Northern France

Next-generation tidal energy, made in Northern France

14 Dec 2015 | A region on the move

In Northern France, EEL Energy is developing a tidal energy converter with an undulating membrane inspired by marine life. The French startup’s internationally patented power generation technology holds the...

Dunkerque’s bold GRHYD project

Storing energy as hydrogen

14 Dec 2015 | A region on the move

Dunkerque’s bold GRHYD project is an experiment in storing surplus energy as hydrogen. The project consortium plans to test a hydrogen/natural gas blend as a fuel source for transport and conventional...

Funding toolkit powers the new Industrial Revolution in Northern France

Funding toolkit powers the new Industrial Revolution in Northern France

14 Dec 2015 | Front page, A region on the move

The Northern France Regional Council and Chamber of Commerce & Industry are set to transform the region’s economy with an array of funding tools that meet a wide range of needs.

REV3: Northern France's Third Industrial Revolution

A new Industrial Revolution in Northern France

14 Dec 2015 | A region on the move

Northern France’s strategic Third Industrial Revolution initiative is one of the first regional efforts of its kind in the world. Launched in 2013, it has a clear goal: create a new economic model that will...

REV3

New €50m investment fund

02 Dec 2015 | A region on the move

A first in France: Northern France sets up €50 million fund for businesses growing projects linked to the Third Industrial Revolution

Innovative Textiles

Technical Textiles: CETI partners with Adidas

24 Nov 2015 | Front page, A region on the move, Advanced Materials

Adidas has invited the European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) to join its Sport Infinity research program. Aim: develop a 100% recyclable sports shoe made from recycled materials.

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...

International students in Northern France

Spectacular welcome for international students

28 Oct 2015 | Front page, A region on the move

Northern France held its second annual party for international students on October 8 at EuraTechnologies, scoring yet another smashing success.

Lille to host 9th annual World Forum for a Responsible Economy

15 Oct 2015 | A region on the move

Come to the heart of economic growth in Lille October 20-22—attend the World Forum for a Responsible Economy and help build a more responsible, more caring economy that’s ready for the challenges of...

Nord France Invest

Nord France Invest holds first agrifood seminar in Italy

01 Oct 2015 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Promoting Northern France in international business circles is part of our mission at Nord France Invest. At Expo Milano 2016, we raised the region’s profile through a joint Northern France/Lombardy agrifood...

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.

Jeumont Electric - Northern France

Jeumont Electric delivers world's largest submarine motor

15 Sep 2015 | A region on the move

Jeumont Electric is a showcase for industrial know-how in Northern France, producing top-tier energy and conversion equipment for customers around the globe. The world's largest electric motor for a...

CHRU Centre Oscar Lambret - Northern France

Health: Lille a bastion in the fight against cancer

04 Sep 2015 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Lille University Hospital Center and the Oscar Lambret Cancer Treatment Center receive new honors and awards from France’s National Cancer Institute—and maintain their unrelenting battle against cancer.

Concept Room - Northern France

Healthcare in Northern France—a new take on patient care at home

12 Oct 2015 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

The Concept Room project, designed to improve healthcare delivery by putting the patient at the center of the process, has unveiled its Opus 4: the Hospihome Concept. This new project focuses on keeping...

GSK plant in Northern France powers up

02 Oct 2015 | Health Nutrition, Investment

Amid strong global demand, pharmaceutical giant GSK has doubled vaccine production at its Northern France plant and now plans to create 100 new jobs.

AstraZeneca - Health industry - Northern Frace

AstraZeneca invests €13m in Dunkirk plant

03 Sep 2015 | Health Nutrition, Investment

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca has seen a steep rise in demand for its star product Symbicort, and the group is investing in its Dunkirk plant—now a strategic priority

Skema Business School - Lille Region

Skema Business School masters of finance ranked 6th worldwide

31 Aug 2015 | A region on the move

The Financial Times has just published its international ranking of the world's top masters in finance, both pre- and post-experience. And Skema Business School, which offers its program at its Lille and other...