FRANCE – INDIA

We have chosen India as a priority and a privileged country for Créative France as it not only reflects the longstanding cultural and creative ties between our two nations, but also exciting prospects for future India/France partnerships in fields such as technology, industry, fashion, cuisine, science, and the arts. India and France have shared a deeply-held mutual respect in the fields of culture, fashion and art for more than a century and in the past several decades this relationship has deepened and broadened across a range of industrial fields ranging from aerospace and robotics to high-tech materials.

India and France’s bilateral relationship has to be considered in both ways. French companies are more than 400 in India and they employ 300,000 people. French investments in India amount about 20 billion euros.
France also constitutes a welcoming destination for Indian investments: additionally to its recognized economic potential, the country proves to be a place of creativity, favorable to innovation. Indian investments in France have grown significantly over the past three years. Besides, about a quarter of India’s establishments are “first-time” establishments (22%).
The Indo-French relationships generate a substantial leverage in the framework of the “Make in India” initiative. 

French creativity in India is embodied through exemplary industrial partnerships.
The development of Kwid car is the result of an Indo-French cooperation and takes place in Chennai. This Indian engineering center plays a major part in the design & production of a vehicle with a global vocation. Crompton Greaves, (subsidiary of the Indian group, AVANTHA), specialized in the design and manufacturing of electrical equipments, inaugurated last October, a manufacturing unit of Smart Grids in the city of Grenoble. (Auvergne Rhone-Alpes Region). This unit will cover the Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions. A R&D Centre will equally be established on the site.
 
The partnership between Crompton Greaves and the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission), allowing to secure electricity’s supply and storage for Indian airports and to maximize their auto-consumption, also testifies to the vitality of French creativity. The implantation in India and the success of French start-up Blablacar is another illustration. Its projects are completely consistent with environmental challenges India has to face. French creativity is not limited to some traditional industrial sectors. It extends to every business sector and is perfectly in line with the evolution of today and tomorrow’s global challenges. In this regard, Royal Enfield, Eicher Group’s largest subsidiary manufacturing globally renowned “vintage” motorcycles in India, confirmed the establishment of its Western European Headquarter in Paris. Likewise, Aequs, an aeronautic industry flagship, acquired recently SIRA’s industrial site in Besançon (Burgundy-Franche-Comté). 

The visuals we have chosen to use in India for the Créative France initiative showcase companies and individuals who are pioneers in their fields. They particularly include the following :
 
Airbus Group’s electric aircraft, E-fan, developed specifically for electric power. This is a world first, bringing electric propulsion to the aviation sector and leading the industry in environmentally-friendly aviation.
 
The composite fan blades LEAP, a new-generation engine that would offer a significant improvement in terms of performance, fuel consumption and environmental friendliness, developed and produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint-venture between Snecma (Safran) and GE. It is already the best-selling engine under development in history.
 
Our carefully selected artwork and digital visuals aim to reflect technological innovation, echoing India’s outstanding reputation for technological innovation in a range of fields.