On October 20th and 21st, Qadran invited its French and Qatari members to Lyon, for a delegation articulated around the thematics of smart and sustainable cities. 🇫🇷 🇶🇦
Focusing on the theme of smart-city and smart-mobility, this delegation, composed of around thirty participants from Doha as well as Paris and the Rhône-Alpes region, aimed to promote meetings between investors and representatives of the French and Qatari business environments and to create synergies around the global and common issues of sustainable development, technological empowerment and innovation.
For its first visit, the Qadran Franco-Qatari delegation went to meet Keolis Group and its partners, companies operating in the smart-mobility field. It was an opportunity to hear the speeches of firms such as Okeenea and NAVYA Group or the start-up Affluences, to discover their expertises and their ongoing and upcoming projects.
Then, after a morning fruitful in exchanges and discoveries, the Qadran delegation gathered at the famous Brasserie des Brotteaux to regain some energy and exchange in a more convivial atmosphere around a typical Lyon lunch. 🇫🇷
The second part of the delegation's programme involved a visit to the headquarters of the Engie Group, an honorary member of Qadran since its foundation. The participants could discover the public-private industrial consortium of the H2V platform of Hympulsion and attend the demonstration of the hydrogen truck of the Gaussin Group. #H2RacingTruck 🚌
It was a great experience and an opportunity to improve our knowledge about hydrogen and Zero Carbon initiatives of public and private actors💧
In the second part of the afternoon, the delegation participants were welcomed in the incubator TUBÀ for a meeting with the regional innovative startups, related to smart cities and sustainable mobility.
Young companies such as Lyko, FuturMap and Neovia introduced the guests to their core businesses by presenting their projects and expertise in various fields (tech, modelling, mobility, data, transport, flow management...)
The first day of the Qadran delegation in Lyon culminated in a gala dinner held at the InterContinental Lyon in the splendid building of the Hôtel Dieu.
It was in an exquisite and refined framework that the guests were able to continue the exchanges in conclusion of a day marked by fruitful meetings and shares of experiences by professionals from all horizons.
On Friday 21 October, to conclude the delegation's intense programme, Qadran convened the guests for a networking breakfast. During this morning presentation, participants were able to discover Bpifrance's activities in the field of sustainable development and green investment. 🌍
The Qadran team would like to cordially thank all the guests for their presence and their interventions. It was a pleasure to contribute to strengthen the links between France and Qatar around common and upcoming issues, perfectly in line with the sustainable ecosystem of Lyon.