Institut Choiseul – The new conquerors of the economy

It is a study carried out independently by the Institut Choiseul. It identifies, lists and ranks the 150 leading companies that are conquering their markets and highlights their leaders. The New Conquerors of the Economy ranking pays tribute to the structures that lie between the start-up nation and the CAC 40 companies. To carry out this ambitious and unique study, the Choiseul Institute called on numerous experts and screened several hundred companies in order to establish a ranking that respects the major geographical and sectoral balances.

The partners

Within the framework of Choiseul – The New Conquerors of the Economy, the Institut Choiseul has benefited from the support of partners whom we would like to thank: Forbes, Antidox, Aster Fab, BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Banque Privée, BNP Paribas Développement, Mawenzi Partners and Progress Associés.

The support and confidence of all these players were essential to the completion of our work, the publication and distribution of this unique and innovative ranking.

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Resilience, sovereignty and impact are all concepts that converge towards the same vision of a responsible company anchored in its social, economic and environmental ecosystem. Only in this way can our SMEs and SMIs become (and remain!) the conquerors of this new economy.

Director of Aster Fab

We are delighted to be part of LeadershIP4SMEs, an EU research project under H2020, which aims to help IP-centric startups & SMEs better leverage their IP assets to access adequate funding.

Intellectual property rights (IPR) can be an ignored value due to intangibility and missing ways / methods to consider it for the funding and investment of SMEs and start-ups. The EU-funded LEADERSHIP4SMEs project will support innovative SMEs and start-ups to improve and strengthen, and thus valorize their IPR, facilitating their access to adequate funding that is vital to their growth. The project will set a platform of specific tools to:

  • Strategically manage and place IPR in the business model and plan to attract
  • To define the most value-creating business strategy;
  • To better value and protect their intangible assets;
  • To generate business and encourage collaborations;
  • As well as to help identifying financial guarantees, at regional, national and
    European level.

The platform relies on a compilation of the best practices in the domains of IPR management, business acceleration and funding that allows a better valuation of IPR and acts as an online hub of support from IPR, innovation and business support, and private and public funding and cooperation.

In addition to the implementation of this platform, a support program for startups and SMEs is being deployed, with the aim of operationally helping beneficiaries to effectively leverage their IP assets to stimulate their growth.

The LEADERSHIP4SMEs consortium is made up of 8 European partners with complementary expertise about intellectual property protection and the financing of companies with high growth potential: Aster, BCR, bwcon, Bugnion, CNRS Innovation, Iceberg, INNOVA, KMU Forschung Austria.

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