France: Eco-transformation of SMEs is attached importance
  • 2024-02-01
  • Entrepreneurship Research Center on G20 Economies
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  • On November 29, 2023, French Ministers Christophe Béchu, Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Olivia Grégoire launched the "Platform for the Eco-transformation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ".

    The platform offers nearly 340 eco-transformation assistance support measures to enterprises, while optimizing access to assistance and enhancing information sharing and cooperation for SEMs. The platform is one of the key initiatives of the French government's "Je choisis la French Tech" (I choose technology) green transition program, which aims to promote sustainable development and eco-innovation.

    SMEs, especially small enterprises, are an important part of promoting employment, driving the economy and realizing inclusive development. However, society has not paid enough attention to their development, especially traditional financial institutions tend to take a conservative attitude towards the financing needs of small enterprises, which leads to difficulties in obtaining financing for business transformation or expansion, and poses a challenge to their survival and development.

    "The Eco-Transformation Platform of SMEs“ is jointly operated by a number of institutions, providing a series of services and tools for enterprises, including loans and subsidies for SMES provided by Bpifrance, and green loans and decarbonization gas pedals and other tools and services provided by the French Environment and Energy Administration (ADEME). services.

    In fact, this platform can help enterprises assess their environmental impacts and develop emission reduction plans; provide loans and subsidies to support the implementation of environmental protection projects; and provide professional advice and training, etc. SMEs only need to input relevant data and answer a few related questions to enjoy a complete, smooth and personalized user experience.

    Through self-diagnosis, the platform can help enterprises understand the main problems of their own Eco-Transformation, and provide information on support organizations and relevant contacts according to the current stage of development of the enterprise, while experts from the organization will give professional transformation solutions according to the specific situation of the enterprise.

  • Partners

  • Global Health Innovation Center (GHIC)
  • World Intelligent Incubation Network (WIIN)
  • National University of Singapore
  • Canada-China Institute For Business & Development
  • TusPark Research Institute for Innovation
  • Cross-strait Tsinghua Research Institute
  • Tsinghua X-Lab

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