MAY 21ST 2019


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  • French-Swedish Innovation Forum

    Pan-European collaborations - The vision of a scale up continent

    Organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France


    It's time to give our European start-ups the means to scale up and become global unicorns. We need to build stronger bridges and networks between France and Sweden. We want to strengthen the links between the French and the Swedish innovation ecosystems and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Europe as a scaleup continent.


    The French-Swedish Innovation Forum is more than just a forum; it is a meeting place for European investors, French/Swedish entrepreneurs and corporates where they can exchange best practices in financing, innovation and growth in order to increase Swedish-French co-investments and cooperations in innovation.


    Target Audience


    Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech communities in Sweden, French start-ups with an interest in the Nordics, French & Swedish corporates, European VC’s, Crowdfunding ICO, growth capital and investors and other relevant European stakeholders within innovation and financing.

    When and Where


    The French-Swedish Innovation Forum will take place on May 21st 2019, 8:30, at GT30 Grev Ture, Grev Turegatan 30 in Stockholm.

  • Florian Bercault



    President and Co-founder - Estimeo


    Panel 1



    Co-founder & COO - Karma

    Panel 2



    CEO - Ericsson France


    Panel 2


    Co-founder & CCO - mojo diagnostics

    Panel 2



    Principal - Korelya Capital

    Panel 1



    French Ambassador to Sweden




    CEO and AI-expert - Peltarion




    Community Lead - French Tech Nordics



    Chief Marketing Officer - VOI

    Panel 2



    President - Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France




    Global Chief Operating Officer - AXA Investment Manager

    Panel 1


    Go-To-Market Director -

    Panel 2



    Business Development for Global Listings Services - Nasdaq Nordic

    Panel 1

    Tatiana Shalalvand

    Investment Manager - Inventure

    Panel 1


    Director- Vinnova


    Panel 1

  • Program

    The forum will be moderated by Erwan Derlyn -Community Lead - French Tech Nordics

    ​08:30 Registration


    09:00 Start


    • Welcome by Gîta Paterson, President Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France
    • Opening by David Cvach, French Ambassador to Sweden
    • Keynote by Luka Crnkovic-Friis, Founder, CEO at Peltarion and AI-expert : How can Europe catch up in the global AI-race? 
    • Panel 1: Is there a French, Swedish or European way of financing innovation and growth?

    10:30 Fika and networking




    • Panel 2: Perspectives on the French, Swedish and European startup way of life
    • Closing words


    12:15 Networking lunch


    13:30 End


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