PRIORITY: ACT AT EUROPEAN SCALE AND PROJECT INTERNATIONALLY
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
A strong electronics sector will support an efficient and independent industrial fabric in Europe. This observation is now widely shared in a situation of extraordinary concentration of electronics companies and therefore of a real threat of making all downstream industrial sectors (automotive, health, weapons, aeronautics, aerospace, safety, etc.) dependent on a few players.
Europe, and particularly France, has been able to maintain a significant technological lead (among the only two nanoelectronics technologies coexisting in the world: one is American (FinFET) and the other French (FDSOI). However, many companies, seduced by Asia’s attractive production costs, adopted a subcontracting and dependency model in South-east Asia, and are now seeing its disadvantages.
Based on this observation, the national sector should contribute to promoting a widespread re-industrialisation movement for European electronics that will make it possible to contribute more extensively to the competitiveness of the entire industry.
ACTIONS AND TOOLS
An ambitious roadmap :
- The sector has adopted an international roadmap with 3 major routes:
- strengthening the internationalisation of SMEs and mid-caps in the regions (participation of French start-ups in operations to accelerate the pace of exports, support to start-ups by large companies, links between SMEs/mid-caps and future regional one-stop shops for export assistance, etc.);
- increasing the ‘Made in France’ content of French industrial offers.
- developing export streams with the aim of increasing international recognition of French technology, one of the most advanced.
Export funding :
Export funding is one of the keys to the success in the internationalisation of businesses. Its environment has changed significantly in recent years due to two phenomena.
Firstly, the tightening of prudential banking restrictions, combined with economic difficulties gaining access to foreign currencies, has led to a tightening of conditions for granting export funding in a market already unfavourable to SMEs and mid-caps, given the cost of export credit for relatively small sums.
Secondly, several countries, particularly in Europe, have implemented public funding measures to support exports.
The combination of these two factors led Bpifrance to extend its funding activities towards export businesses through an offer meeting various needs of SMEs and mid-caps.
Develop exports !
Are you a French business wanting to discuss your international development?
A dedicated advisor in your region and an expert in your sector will support the implementation of your international plan :
Business France and the Team France Export… a team of dedicated technical experts in France and in 70+ foreign countries, monitoring start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and mid-caps. 1,350 businesses supported in 2018 at group events (global tech events and buyers’ meetings) and tailored services to make contact with partners and customers.
To keep up with the latest tech news on global markets and identify new business opportunities :
About the VIE:
Strengthen your international teams with young talent !
Developing internationally requires time and dedicated resources. To facilitate and accelerate the export projects of French businesses, the French government pass legislation in 14 March 2000 to create VIE, a turnkey international HR mobility solution :