By Yunita Ong
MORE connections between the startup and innovation ecosystems in France and Singapore could be on the way after a number of freshly signed memoranda of understanding between Singapore and French institutions.
The signings were witnessed by Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is on a visit to Brussels and Paris from July 11 to 13.
Under one agreement, signed between Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore and France's ESSEC Business School, the business school with campuses in Singapore and France will conduct immersion programmes to help Singapore-based startups access the innovation and startup ecosystem in France, and also help French startups access Singapore's market.
The programmes will include a preparatory course to familiarise participants with the business and innovation environment in France followed by a trip to the country.
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