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French-American Innovation Midwest

Consulate General of France
in Chicago

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April 11th 2019

Opening remarks from French Consul General, Guillaume Lacroix.

French-American Innovation is as its best in Minnesota! Get your tickets now for the inaugural reception at Fueled Collective Downtown! Click Here!


Guest Introduction from speakers featuring Innovation in Arts & Culture, Sports, Art de Vivre:

Surya Bonaly, French Olympic Figure Skater & coach with MN coach Peter Biver

Kristin Watts, Small Lot Wine & the French “Vignobles Innovants Eco-Responsable


Fueled Collective-Downtown

Kick-Off French-American Innovation in Minnesota

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 5:30pm - 9pm

Business and educational conferences: 

 Focuses on a series of business and educational conferences and features several start-up companies. Resgistration is open! Click Here

- About French-American Innovation Midwest with Consul General Guillaume Lacroix & partner organizations 

- FACC J1/VIE program 

- U of M Education & Incubation 

- Start-Ups: Innovation improving Life  

- Funding & Development of Startups 

- Intellectual Property Protection  

- American Student Outbound programs (work abroad)  

- And more…


University of Minnesota - Best Buy Theater

Innovative Business & Education Start-Up Conference

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 9am - 4pm

Midwest Companies with a strong French-American connection

Visits include:

3M: Innovation Center at company’s global headquarters

SUEZ: Water Technologies & Solutions

Saint-Gobain, Faribault (MN): Sage Electrochromic Glass plant 


Site visit and Closing reception. At Saint-Gobain, Faribault (MN)


Multiple Locations

Corporate Visits Site

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | All Day