French government approves IoT sector roadmap

Thursday 19 June 2014 | 10:17 CET | News
French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg has approved a roadmap for IoT drawn up by Withings co-founder Eric Carreel in consultation with the sector, reports Les Echos. It is one of 34 plans for a new industrial France. Several measures are proposed to boost interest and growth in the sector, including building a connected objects centre in Angers costing EUR 15 million over 3 or 4 years, including EUR 4 million in the first year, half-financed with public funds. The site would provide prototyping tools, an industrial innovation area and all the tools necessary for the industrial production

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