1 France is the third most innovative country in the world.
France is the third most innovative country in the world after the USA and Japan boasting the most innovative organizations in the Top 100 issued by Thomson Reuters in 2013.
2 Since 1990, nine French researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize.
France has been rewarded by 3 Nobel Prize in physics : Serge Haroche, Albert Fert and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 3 in chemistry : Yves Chauvin, Claude Cohen Tannoundji and Georges Charpak , and 3 in medicine : Jules Hoffman, Françoise Barré Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier.
3 France is ranked second worldwide in global mathematics research.
Since 1936, out of the 55 Field prizes handed out, 12 have been awarded to French people, including French mathematician Artur Avila, who is the most recent prize winner in 2014 .
4 France ranks second in terms of the number of European patent applications.
Nearly 17,000 patent applications were submitted in 2012 in France.
5 In France, business boosts R&D.
2/3 of R&D funds come from businesses.
6 France is a land of industry giving rise to numerous inventions, which facilitate our present and future lives.
The French invented the steam engine, smart cards, high-speed trains, vaccine, lifts, cars, hot air balloons, photography, aircraft, pneumatic tires, cinematography, radar, television, computers and remote surgery.
7 Out of the eight high tech objects picked by the magazine Wired, during the 2014 Las Vegas CES, four were French.
Wired, the American high tech bible, rewarded « Aura », an « health mate » by Withings, June, a personalized sun protection coach by Netatmo, « Mother », a set of connected home sensors by Sense, and the Parrot MiniDrone.
8.France is number one in the Deloitte Technology global list of high growth start-ups.
90 French start-ups figure in the 2013 “Fast 500” ranking.