La French Tech will expand collaboration with and leverage Peachtree Corners as it guides companies looking to develop technologies and expand into North America.
French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) has announced it is moving operations from the Consulate General of France to office space within the Innovation Centre at Curiosity Lab, Peachtree Corners.
As part of the arrangement, La French Tech – a French government-supported ecosystem of start-ups, investors, decision-makers and community builders – will expand collaboration with and leverage Peachtree Corners as it guides companies looking to develop technologies and expand into North America.
According to Peachtree Corners, it is at the heart of what is being called “Silicon Orchard” and one of the first US smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G.
Atlanta was awarded La French Tech accreditation in April by the French Government, recognising the Metro Atlanta region’s rise as a primary destination for international tech companies, experts and investors.
“This will enable French startups to collaborate with many innovators and prove out their technology in a unique and live environment, with real city-owned connected infrastructure”
“French Tech Atlanta and FACC are delighted to join the Curiosity Lab and the overall Peachtree Corners smart city ecosystem. This will enable French start-ups to collaborate with many innovators and prove out their technology in a unique and live environment, with real city-owned connected infrastructure that cannot be replicated in a laboratory,” said Sebastien Lafon, president of French Tech Atlanta, and board member of FACC.
“Overall, La French Tech Atlanta will be another pillar to support existing and blossoming Francophile start-ups, promote French tech across the Southeast by broadening cross-Atlantic relationships and help future French startups to grow their business in the US.”
La French Tech reports the accreditation reflects a larger collaboration between French foreign trade advisors (CCE), the Service for Science and Technology of the French Embassy, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, Attaché for Cultural Services and FACC-Atlanta to reinforce the region as the premier North American destination for French companies to do business.
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome the French-American Chamber of Commerce, La French Tech Atlanta and all other business ecosystem partners as new members of our community in the city of Peachtree Corners and at Curiosity Lab,” said Brian Johnson, city manager, Peachtree Corners.
“It’s no longer a secret that our region is a hot spot attracting immense investment and resources from some of the world’s brightest technology developers and enterprises.”
He continued: “We look forward to working with French businesses to help graduate their solutions into the real world and leverage the benefits of operating here – from the most flexible, pro-business city government, our safe and beautiful residential communities to our connected smart city infrastructure that reflects the future of collaboration between government and business.”