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Invest In Montpellier, Newsletter #58 – December 2019 - online version
Invest in Montpellier December 2019

Newsletter#58 – December 2019

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UIMM Occitanie LR, a player for Montpellier, Positive Industry

As host for the 1st Metropolitan Council for Positive Industry workshop, and coach during the recent UTNS event, the UIMM Occitanie LR federation is firmly committed to the Montpellier, Positive Industry approach launched by Montpellier Métropole.

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Atelier UIMM
Création d’entreprises : « Un Tramway Nommé Startup » fait le plein de projets @DR
Company creation: “A Tramway Named Startup” filled with projects

The 3rd edition of the Montpellier Métropole initiative “A Tramway Named Startup” attracted about one hundred project leaders on November 27. They met with 80 attentive coaches to get their company creation projects on track.

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Thierry Demaret - SYRIUS SOLAR@DR
Syrius Solar Industry ready to win over France with its solar water heaters

Focused on overseas markets since it was founded in 2013, the Lavérune based SME now wants to win over France with its solar water heaters. The fast-growing company also plans to open a subsidiary in Morocco in late 2019.

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Afterwork Adie@David Richard
Tenacious companies, from micro-businesses to startups

Adie organized an afterwork event on female entrepreneurship on October 29. A meeting with business founders and signatory companies of the Companies and Neighborhoods charter, joining together to provide support and share their experience.

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Fabien Granier, président de Biodol Therapeutics©David Richard
Biodol Therapeutics invents a remedy for chronic pain

Incubated at Montpellier BIC, Montpellier startup Biodol Therapeutics is developing the first medicine specifically for chronic neuropathic pain that affects millions of patients. A gem for Montpellier's French Tech.

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A La Mosson, Context’Art donne des ailes aux créatifs @David Richard
Context’Art gives creators a boost in La Mosson

For the past year, the Context’Art association has assisted creators seeking to develop their business activity in Montpellier’s priority neighborhoods. The incubator audits and trains creators and helps them approach entrepreneurship.

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Jeu Vidéo et animation 3D
Montpellier gaming leading the pack

The fast-paced video game sector finds fertile ground for growth in the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole area. Not just with a wide range of educational opportunities, but also many emerging companies from startups to the giant Ubisoft.

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Mission accomplie pour le Créathon de Montpellier @DR
Créathon, accelerator for societal innovation

Mission accomplished for Montpellier Créathon! Held on November 23, this high point of the Social Cup – French competition for social entrepreneurs in the 18 to 30 age range – helped spark green and solidarity-oriented startups.

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Plusieurs coopérateurs de La Cavale devant leur librairie©DR
La Cavale, a bookstore for cooperating readers

A cooperative bookstore, unique in Montpellier and one of just a few in France, is located in Montpellier’s Beaux Arts neighborhood. It celebrated its first year on November 30, with two full-time employees and nearly 400 cooperators.

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Serge et Beate Klarsfeld©Elie Kagan - collection Serge Klarsfeld
A tribute to the Klarsfeld spouses and their combat to preserve the memory of the Holocaust

Montpellier’s City Hall welcomes the exhibition dedicated by the Holocaust Memorial to an exceptional couple, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, and their “Combats for memory” from 1968 to 1978.

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Entrepreneurs, chercheur, doctorants, laboratoires, le Deep tech
09 January 2020
DeepTech Tour in Montpellier
Mark your calendar on January 9 in Montpellier for the DeepTech Tour, a veritable gateway between the research and entrepreneurial worlds. The objective is to bring momentum to the city regarding disruptive innovation!
Les Hivernales de Montpellier
From 27 November To 28 December 2019
Montpellier Winter Fair
The City of Montpellier is hosting its Winter Fair from November 27 to December 28, 2019.
Candidatez à l’incubateur SPARX by BIC Montpellier @Schlumberger
From 05 November To 31 December 2019
Apply to join the SPARX incubator by BIC Montpellier
Do you have a young innovative company involved with artificial intelligence, web technologies, applied mathematics, or geoscience? Apply to join the SPARX by Montpellier BIC startup incubator. Applications accepted until December 31!
Osons les entrepreneurs engagés, concours ouvert jusqu'au 16 janvier
From 27 November To 01 March 2020
Launch your project with a crowdfunding campaign!
People with ideas, entrepreneurs... are you committed with your business project to create a positive impact on society? Are you considering crowdfunding to get your project going? The “Let’s Dare to be Committed Entrepreneurs” competition is for you!