Here’s what France’s foreign investment push delivered for R&D

21 May 2024 | News

Industry promised €15B in investments at the Choose France summit last week. We take a look at what it means for research

French President Emmanuel Macron speaking at the Choose France 2024 summit. Photo: Élysée – Présidence de la République française

Last week, companies committed to investing €15 billion in France, including funding for health and battery research and development.

The boost in industrial R&D investment is good news for France’s researchers and innovators, with collaboration a key component of the strategies of these multinationals, as they seek to take advantage of France’s public support for research and vibrant tech ecosystem.

Other commitments could benefit innovators indirectly, by boosting France’s digital infrastructure and industrial capacity. For instance,…