La French Tech is back at CES 2021 with over 100 French companies. For the second year, Ubergizmo is an official media partner, and we will cover the best innovations France has to offer at CES 2021. The show will be held exclusively online from Jan 11, 2021, to Jan 14, 2021, you can see the schedule here, and you need to register to connect with the exhibitors. Please scroll down to the end of my article here to see a sample of 20+ French Tech startups with their short product descriptions.
Accessing the French Tech Startups at CES 2021
Here is a direct link to see all the French Tech startups at CES 2021. You need first to register to list them in your “My Show” section. To connect with their teams or representatives, either via message or to set up a meeting, you need to search the company names in the Attendees Directory.
La French Tech by the Numbers
La French Tech is the brand name used to describe the French startup community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, thought leaders, public organizations, etc., committed to the growth of French startups and their international expansion. This year, the French Tech delegation, led by Business France, Choose France, and the French Tech network from 11 French regions, includes several large French corporations such as La Poste (French Postal Services and Tech4Island, DEF (French Energy Services). At CES 2020, La French Tech showcased over 300+ startups; check our coverage of the best products and innovations here.
When it comes to showcasing innovative startups at CES, France has proven to be among the top startup nations at the show since the inception of La French Tech in 2013, under the lead of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. The number of French startups at Eureka Park grew from 38 in 2014 to 178 in 2017, to reach over 300 last year. In 2019, the French Tech Startups outnumbered the American startups present at Eureka Park.
According to the French government, France is now an attractive destination for international investments, specifically in the tech industry, for innovative companies looking to expand their business in Europe.
In 2019, La French Tech launched two indexes to rank the best startup in France: the Next40 for the 40 best-performing companies and the French Tech 120 for the country’s top 120 startups that will access a dedicated acceleration program. Corporations listed under the Next 40 delivered a median growth rate of 158% over the last three years, a high performance that could lead them to become global tech leaders.
See below a sample of a few French Tech startups with cool devices. We will cover some of them during the show; check the updates on our French Tech microsite.
Editor’s note: the product descriptions below were provided by the startups; they do not reflect Ubergizmo’s opinion.
20 French Tech Startups – a sample from the 100+ at CES 2021
ADVERTISING/ENTERTAINMENT & CONTENT
EarCITY C is a high sound quality open-ear headphone to free people from all the constraints of isolation or ear pains associated with wearing usual headphones or earphones. It offers an excellent audio alternative to the typical portable devices for greater comfort and safety.
APP & TELECOM
Pioneer in smart work technologies, Klaxoon implements collaborative solutions for effective, creative & inclusive teamwork: day-to-day meetings, brainstorming sessions, and long-term planning or monitoring… On-site or remotely. The winner of 4 CES Innovation Awards since 2016, Klaxoon is used by millions of teams in 120 countries and is listed in the French Tech Next 40.
Jooxter is a cutting-edge workplace management tool powered by holistic occupancy analytics. Following the COVID crisis, it helps businesses adapt to new ways of working and enables people to find a workspace at any time and to reconnect with their colleagues whether they work remotely or on-site.
Allpriv brings Nomadic cybersecurity at the same level as the security services you would expect for the office: Easy, Efficient, Secure.
HEALTH/WEALNESS & SPORT
xRapid Group is an Artificial Intelligence-based startup focused on automated diagnosis for the microscopy industry. Initially created to diagnose Malaria, xRapid has grown by providing rapidly deployable and scalable solutions in the health and environmental hygiene industries. This year, xRapid was awarded a CES 2021 Innovations Award for xRblood Pro and last year, a CES 2020 Innovations Award for xRblood, the first self-testing machine able to perform a blood check at home using our patented Artificial Intelligence and the predecessor of xBlood Pro. The company comes to the show with another award-winning product: the xHale mask designed by subsidiary company NGNR, stay tuned for more coverage.
HOME & FAMILY
Bookinou‘s mission is to accompany children in the discovery of reading. Bookinou is a screenless audio storyteller that tells 3-7 years old children the audio story of EVERY book with a loved one’s voice. The company is also developing content and services for families and schools.
Energy-saving made easy for everyone to start saving 25% now. Discover Ecojoko, the first Home Energy Assistant that helps reduce electricity waste. A simple solution created with a unique Artificial Intelligence-based technology to know how your home is using energy. Ecojoko is designed to benefit both you and our planet.
The Dipongo team was tired of seeing children glued to their screens. That’s why they created the first application of personalized stories that operate between the real and the virtual worlds. With the Dipongo application, kids become active participants in their favorite stories: they are no more passive “content-on-screen” consumers. Dipongo is now available for individuals in Europe with a monthly subscription and soon to launch in North America. See it on www.so-start-up.fr
Family Self Care
Family Self Care reinvents self-care with easy, personalized, and eco-friendly natural care for the modern family. Family Self Care offers everyday plant-based well-being with the connected feel-good device, SelfCare1®, which instantly delivers a personalized combination of essential oils in individual doses.
Feelloo by Ubiscale
Feelloo is the tiniest connected medallion that locates and takes care of your cat. The Felloo medalion prevents loss, and monitors activity for the sake of your cat’s well-being, thanks to an efficient GPS. With an unrivaled tiny size, the first-of-its-kind freemium app, and subtle design, Feelloo reassures and fulfills all cat parents.
Blue by Wecleen
Blue is a device that allows consumers to produce in 10 minutes 350ml of a certified disinfecting and detergent cleaning solution. Wecleen’s recipe is based on 2% of natural ingredients, 98% tap water, and the power of electrolysis. The final product can be used to replace 90% of all your home cleaning products and hydro alcoholic gel. Blue produces an efficient detergent biocide with no side effects and no hazard pictograms.
Lynx designs and manufactures high-end products mixing AR and VR that deliver the best immersive experiences. Lynx R-1 is the first untethered video see-through head-mounted display (HMD). With Qualcomm’s latest technology inside, the AR/VR experience raises the bar for entertainment, training, and remote collaboration.
MOBILITY & ENVIRONMENT
EyeLights is the augmented reality solution for mobility. Upgrade your helmet with our new head-up display (HUD) Technology. GPS, Intercom, Calls, Music are displayed directly in your line of sight.
MACA wants to help pave the way for the next generation VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicles (currently eVTOL : Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing). MACA is developing a HVTOL vehicle (Hydrogen Vertical Take-Off and Landing) piloted by a man on board and using hydrogen as its energy source instead of electricity. The eVTOL machines with batteries are dedicated to urban mobility. The MACA Carcopter uses hydrogen as its energy source to focus on peri-urban mobility (given its higher endurance).
Xubaka by Sodium Cycles
Sodium Cycles is a company whose inception originated from the will to design, develop, and market two-wheeled electric vehicles with a new “French Flair” on clean technology, packaged in a light-weight and elegant vintage design. Also on www.so-start-up.fr
Woodoo was founded on the idea that humanity will live in greater harmony with our planet if our material wealth comes from the most abundant renewable resource available on earth: wood, not harmful materials like concrete or plastics. Woodoo shapes natural wood from regenerative forestry into high-performance materials: tactile, translucent, incredibly resistant.
Inspired by urban mobility and electro-portability, we create TEMO: a new electric propulsion solution that combines the lightness of an oar with the effect of an outboard.
Sustainable, universal, and light, the TEMO propulsion solution takes care of both boaters and the environment. The product adapts to all boat types and uses.
ROBOTICS & MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
Cutii aims at promoting intergenerational relationships to improve seniors’ well-being and ensure they thrive in their later years. Empowering human interactions is at the very core of Cutii’s technology, an idea born from an inspiring trip to Silicon Valley where technology and lifestyle go hand-in-hand. Robot companion for elderly – https://www.cutii.io/comment-ca-marche/
SMART CITY & 5G
Green Tech Innovation
Green Tech Innovations designs and develops optimal solutions to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s environmental challenges. Like many of our ground-breaking technologies, solar E-Light allows us to considerably reduce energy consumption through intelligent management of street lighting systems within the Smart Cities’ framework.
Lextan presents AUTOPOD, a compact, semi-autonomous unmanned delivery vehicle dedicated to last-mile logistics. A human operator can remotely drive multiple AUTOPODs in all complex city traffic situations, while human telepresence provides a better customer service to the automated last-mile. By merging the best of human adaptability with the most effective self-driving technologies, AUTOPOD will be a game-changer for the parcel and food delivery services in the smart city of tomorrow.
TALI designs, develops, and markets high-performance motorcycle equipment with a refined design that integrates a series of new-generation safety systems. We dedicate our energy and expertise to improve motorcyclists’ safety and to help reduce road accidents. We aim at keeping motorcycle lovers safer when they follow their passion. Tali is a CES 2021 Innovation Award recipient.