Bet background on the technologies of tomorrow without upsetting the mille-feuille French aid to the innovation, contrary to what the government had hinted in October last year : such is, in substance, the line adopted by Bruno Le Maire, who announced on Thursday 19 July the establishment of the national Council on innovation.
This new authority, which is composed of 5 ministers and secretaries of State, including the economy, the digital and research, and 6 qualified personalities, among which Benoît Potier, CEO of Air liquide, and Eric Carreel, founder of the start-up Withings, is intended to better drive the innovation aid, which cost each year 10 billion euros to France, and whose complexity is regularly criticized.
“Determined to close this gap ”
“It is not a matter of cutting into the heart, to the blind, but to deliver consistency “, launched by the minister of the economy, from the premises of Cellectis, Paris, a French company specialized in the development of immunotherapies, on the brink of bankruptcy five years ago, but has picked up notably thanks to the support of BpiFrance.
If the minister had chosen this place, this is to illustrate the turn he wished to take to France. “Our country is lagging behind in an innovation that prepares the future. We are determined to close this gap “, has hammered The Mayor. All in all, the government has planned to inject 1.6 billion euros over the whole of the quinquennium, in capital or in the form of grants in these disruptive technologies, which is both very risky and complicated to make. It is hoped that the private sector will complement this manna, in order to obtain a total investment of 4.5 billion euros.
The new fund for innovation should contribute to such funding up to 250 million euros per year, which is the return from the investment of 10 billion…