General Directorate for Enterprise, Ministry of Finance, France
The General Directorate for Enterprises, known in France as the DGE (Direction générale des entreprises), is in charge of fostering a business environment to make French industry more competitive. As part of the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment, the role of the DGE is to prepare and implement French policy to enhance business competitiveness, stimulate innovation, and develop the information society within a European and international framework. At the local level, the DGE draws on the network of Regional Directorates for Industry, Research and the Environment (known as DRIRE) to implement economic development policy and carry out metrology and industrial safety tasks.
To improve the competitive edge of French companies in the international environment.
To promote and implement an environment that fosters enterprises and employment as well as France’s attractiveness.
To support innovation and industrial research.
To provide universal access to efficient electronic communications and postal services in an open environment.
To ensure the safety of industrial activities.
DGE’s Spheres of Action
Support industrial R&D cooperative projects via the Fund for Enterprises Competitiveness (FCE).
Provide support to industrial R&D via the national Agency for Research (ANR) and to innovative SMEs projects via Oséo-Innovation.
Promote and enforce European and national laws and regulations.
Deploy proximity actions for SMEs through the DRIRE network.
Produce industrial statistics and economic analyses on French industry.
Circulate information to economic stakeholders.
Roll out technological and economic prospective analysis.
Daniel VASMANT – Head of Health, Biotech and Food department
Daniel VASMANT is heading the Health, Biotechnology and Food Industry department within General Directorate for Enterprise of the French ministry of the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and employment. His training as Medical Doctor and physician allows him to pursue activities as Intern, assistant professor in successively pediatric medicine, clinical nephrology and clinical pharmacology. His 10 years in academic carrier led him to the position of University Professor at Paris VI University. After graduating as PhD at the ESSEC School of Business, Administration and Management, he joined pharmaceutical industry and spend a 21 year long carrier holding various leading positions. In 2007 he moved to his current position.
Besides, he is the former Scientific Delegate of Cancéropôle-Ile de France in charge of Oncology axis at MEDICEN Paris Region, past-President of the French Association of Physician for health products, (AMIPS), past-President of the “National Meeting for clinical pharmacology at Giens”. He is a founding member of the European Society for Pediatric Research. He took a leading role during the discussion of the European Pediatric Medicine Regulation from stakeholder standpoint.