From the metal bistro chair made in Ain to the draining concrete produced in Reunion Island, products made in France will be in the spotlight at the Elysée next weekend, to highlight French industry and encourage l innovation and investment.
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For its second edition, the “
made in France
hosting 126 products, ranging from design to robotics, including the food industry, electronics and textiles, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July.
10,000 visitors last year
At a time when the debate on the relocation of industry is in full swing after the health crisis, these “
everyday objects, local specialties, industrial tools or emblematic innovations
” will be presented by department, specify the organizers. Last year, the first such exhibition was held on January 18, just before the first lockdown. Some 10,000 visitors had registered to visit it, according to the Elysee. This year, 2,325 companies applied, an increase of 37% over last year. The organizers see it as "
" of the "
" of the country "
despite the unprecedented crisis we are going through
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Of the 126 companies selected, 64 are SMEs, 30 are artisans or very small businesses, and 4 are startups, with two large companies represented.
35 received aid under the economic recovery plan.
The green lentils from the Sabarot house represent the Haute-Loire, and the window cremones from the Rollinger foundry, the Ardennes.
Goat cheese or dishwasher
Some departments sometimes display two objects: the Revolution hair dryer by Velecta and the hydroactive vegetated roof Oasis represent Loir-et-Cher. The Aramine battery-powered mining machine is alongside a precious rechargeable candle from “
Rose et Marius
” for Bouches-du-Rhône. Some regions have bet on a heritage object particularly suited to the environmental transition, such as the Alpes de Haute-Provence, which presents Banon AOP Etoile de Provence goat cheese, wrapped in chestnut leaves.
Others rely on cutting-edge technology and innovation, such as the Hautes-Pyrénées with the primary mirror of the Gaïa space telescope presented by the company Mersen Boostec, the Vaucluse with a modular charger for electric cars (Watt and Well), or the Vendée with “
Bob, the mini dishwasher
” (Daan technologies). The exhibition is free, after registration on the elysee.fr site by selecting a time slot between 9 am and 6.30 pm. But the number of places is limited due to health constraints.