Expanding our members’ international reach

Expanding our members’ international reach

Learn more about Minalogic’s initiatives to support its members’ international development

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council approved Minalogic’s 2020 international development plan and its financial support for the plan. The international development plan outlines the initiatives (group trips to trade shows and conferences, partnerships, the Minalogic international business convention, country-specific export assistance programs) that Minalogic will offer to help its members speed up their international development.

The three goals of the plan:

  • Increase the number of startups, very small businesses, and SMEs operating in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region engaged in a collective effort to penetrate international markets.
  • Encourage regional companies that belong to clusters to pool their resources and conduct international sales and marketing campaigns together to raise their collective profile.
  • Promote the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region by leveraging its areas of excellence and expand the region’s international activities.

The international development plan is here to help you:

  • Benefit from the support of the Minalogic team: Get advice, identify leads, liaise with trade show organizers, share turnkey group exhibit booths at events.
  • Finance your international development with support from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council.
  • Get noticed as a result of the cluster’s marketing campaigns and boost your impact by prospecting as part of the Minalogic “team”.

Minalogic-organized trade shows

CES (Consumer Electronics Show)  / january 7-10 2020 /

The Global Stage for Innovation

Photonics West / February 1-6 février 2020  /

The leading event for the photonics and laser communities

24 French SMEs at Photonics West

Siggraph / July 19-23 2020 /

The biggest computer graphics show and technologies of interactivity

IoT Solutions World Congress / October 27-29  2020 /

The largest IoT event in the world

Electronica / November 10-13 2020 /

The World's leading trade fair for electronics

Smart City Expo World Congress*, November 17-19 2020 /

The world leading event for smart cities

Minalogic runs group pavilions at these events. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council finances 40% of exhibition booth costs for SMEs exhibiting at the group pavilion and, for events outside of Europe, a portion of travel costs..


Market-specific initiatives in conjunction with partners


Minalogic members get member terms and conditions even for events run by other clusters.


Minalogic Business Meetings

MBM is Minalogic’s flagship international business convention. This year’s MBM will be on June 2, 2020 at the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council headquarters in Lyon.

Each year, Minalogic Business Meetings brings in around 300 people: half technology providers and half potential buyers. Participants can schedule up to fifteen pre-qualified one-to-one meetings in one day.

Take advantage of Minalogic Business Meetings to:

  • Scout potential partners
  • Meet new customers
  • Identify new business opportunities

The one-to-one meetings run all day. A series of short talks is held in parallel. This year’s theme is design

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The Passport program for travel to trade shows in Asia

SMEs (in the European sense of the term) headquartered in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and members of the cluster are eligible for the Passport program, which provides support for fact-finding trips to trade events in Asia on behalf of the cluster with the goal of confirming whether or not the event is a good target for a future group exhibit and/or to facilitate future actions by other cluster members interested in the same trade show or market.

The participating SME must submit a clearly-written report on the trade show. In exchange, the program will cover up to 40% of costs (exhibit, travel, accommodation).

Apply now! Tell us about your planned trip, how it will benefit your company, and how it could potentially benefit the Minalogic ecosystem across the region by email to  !



Minalogic will be taking a group of members to ICT Proposers’ Day in Germany in 2020 with the goal of building European project consortia and setting up events in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to support the success of their future European project submissions!

Don’t miss our newsletters for regular updates on these and other services.

If you would like to learn more or express your interest in any of these programs, services, or events, please contact:

Kate Margetts | International Relations Manager | T : +33 (0)4 38 78 52 72 | M : +33 (0)6 37 41 65 65


Want to know more? Contact:

Kate Margetts
Kate Margetts
Director, Business Development
+33 6 37 41 65 65
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