Friday, May 27, 2005

France presents the facts about the French and technology in California

A fascinating article in tells of France trying to change its 'image problem' in the world of technology. Thus is revealed some interesting information about French culture - and France's place in the world:

  • France has a higher percentage of 20 to 29 year olds with qualifications in science or technology than the UK or US.
  • Start-ups qualify for an 8-year income tax holiday!
  • France is the third-largest recipient of foreign aid and the fourth largest exporter.
  • 10 of the world's 100 largest companies are based in France.

France grapples with its image problem -