French-Swedish Innovation Forum

It’s time to give our European start-ups the means to scale up and become global unicorns. We need to build stronger bridges and networks between France and Sweden. We want to strengthen the links between the French and the Swedish innovation ecosystems and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Europe as a scale-up continent.

The French-Swedish Innovation Forum is more than just a forum; it is a meeting place for European investors, French/Swedish entrepreneurs and corporates where they can exchange best practices in financing, innovation and growth in order to increase Swedish-French co-investments and cooperations in innovation.

Organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France

As a Helio member you can attend this event for free by sending your RSVP to no later than April 26th


On Stage

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Florian Bercault – President and Co-founder – Estimeo

Elsa Bernadotte – Co-founder & COO – Karma

Franck Bouétard – CEO – Ericsson France

Tobias Böcker – Co-founder – mojo diagnostics

Paul Christople – Principal – Korelya Capital

David Cvach – French Ambassador to Sweden

Luka Crnkovic-Friis – CEO and AI-expert – Peltarion

Erwan Derlyn – Community Lead – French Tech Nordics

Caroline Hjelm – Chief Marketing Officer – VOI

Gîta Paterson – President – Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France

Joseph Pinto – Global Chief Operating Officer – AXA Investment Manager

Matthieu Poupard – Go-To-Market Director -Klaxoon

Ulrika Renstad – Business Development for Global Listings Services – Nasdaq Nordic

Tatiana Shalalvand – Investment Manager – Inventure



The forum will be moderated by Erwan Derlyn –Community Lead – French Tech Nordics





  • Welcome by Gîta Paterson, President Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France
  • Opening by David Cvach, French Ambassador to Sweden
  • Keynote by Luka Crnkovic-Friis, CEO and AI-expert – Peltarion 
  • Panel 1: Is there a French, Swedish or European way of financing innovation and growth?


Fika and networking


  • Panel 2: Is there a French, Swedish or European startup way of life? 
  • Closing words


Networking lunch




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