In the framework of
the "Mexico-France" Economic Forum, held during the state visit of
the President of the Republic, Enrique Peña Nieto, to France, it was held the
signature of ten agreements between various Mexican and French authorities, in
order to do joint some works in favor of of both nations.
agreements, it stands out that was held between the Secretariat of Economy,
through the National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM, by its initials in
Spanish), represented by its President, Enrique Jacob Rocha and the Business
France, represented by its Director General, Muriel Pénicaud.
With the signing of
this agreement, the parties created the Mexico-France Council on
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (COMFEI, in Spanish), which will focus its
actions in three areas: "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic
This council will
be made up of three subcommittees which will aim to identify the set of public
and private instruments at the service of innovation, entrepreneurship, and
strategic sectors in Mexico and France.
Innovation Subcommittee, it will be promoted and supported the creation of a
Franco-Mexican Center for Innovation and Research oriented to the strategic
sectors of energy, transport, new technologies, biotechnology, creative
industries and numerical; as well as innovative tourism.
On behalf of
Mexico, apart from INADEM, other members of the Council such as the Secretariat
of Foreign Affairs (SRE); PROMÉXICO; the National Council of Science and
Technology (CONACYT); and the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade,
Investment and Technology (COMCE, the three acronyms in Spanish); and by
France, Bpi France; the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital; the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and International Development; and the Ministry of National
Education, Higher Education and Research will also participate.
Enrique Jacob said
that this agreement will empower the internationalization of the Mexican Micro,
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in France and this will also increase the
prospecting and receiving investments between the two countries.
Jacob Rocha participated in the Bilateral Business Summit Münich 2015, held in
Germany. During his participation, he talked about the integration of small and
médium-sized enterprises to the global value chains.