France is the leading European country for implantation of R&D centers. A study conducted by the French firm EY identified 144 R&D centres financed by foreign capital in 2018. This attractiveness is mainly due to the favourable fiscal framework for innovative companies and the quality of the R&D ecosystem. Auvalie Innovation assists innovative foreign companies in securing and accelerating their R&D project.
There are many national and regional incentives to encourage foreign capital to invest in R&D in France. The size of the organization to be set up, the nature of scientific activities or the academic background of R&D operators will determine the type of financial or non-financial assistance you could benefit in order to support your project. Auvalie Innovation can help you to understand these criteria and obtain the best financing.
French authorities support R&D activities by granting direct subsidies (loans and grants) before the beneficiary company incurs expenses. Auvalie Innovation team assists you in putting together the presentation file for your project and helps you in the administrative process for submitting your project to the funding organisation.
The French government proposes Research & Innovation tax credit: 1) tax relief or money given back to you for having R&D activities located in France and/or subcontracted in Europe; 2) salary tax reduction: “JEI status”, for a new company, up to 8 years; 3) corporate tax reduction (if tax): “JEI status”, for a new company, during the first 2 years.ses