Improving healthcare for all

French Healthcare Delegation Meet Minnesota's key accounts

  • Awards & Rankings
  • Chronic diseases
  • Covid-19
  • Digital health
  • France's attractiveness
  • Hospital
  • Infectious diseases
  • MedTech
  • Oncology
  • Pharma & Biotech
  • Research & Innovation

On the initiative of the company Medtronic (world leader in medical equipment with its head office in Minnesota, and a major account with numerous investments in France) and in partnership with the State of Minnesota, a French delegation supported by Business France will visit in Minnesota March 21-23, 2022 in Minneapolis/Rochester. The delegation will be made up of 6 promising French start-ups in digital health.

The objective of the mission is to allow the French delegation to meet the leaders and teams of the major health accounts established in Minnesota in order to create and consolidate Franco-American commercial and scientific collaborations: Medtronic, the Mayo Clinic (first hospital of the United States), United Health Group (first insurance in the United States), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (federation of 35 health insurers) Takeda and the University of Minnesota.

A 3-day program will allow meetings with American health leaders, site visits, round tables, networking events and personalized appointments. The Governor of Minnesota will receive the French Delegation during a reception for the French Ambassador Philipe Etienne, who will be present.


This year, the Business France Life Sciences team in North America is supporting 6 French nuggets of digital health on a 3-day program:


08:00 AM – 02:00 PM: ​Mayo Clinic – Rochester

04:00 – 06:00 PM​: Personalized meetings for each French company

06:00 – 08:00 PM​: French Reception​ with French Ambassador organized by Alliance Française



08:00 – 12:00 AM : Medical Alley – Blue Cross Blue Shield – United Health Group

12:00 – 01:00: PM “French Dejeuner” / Presentation of the VIE program to the US companies 

02:00 – 05:00 PM​: Medtronic – visits and networking



08:00 – 12:00 AM : Health Fairview – University of Minnesota


Elsa Rive 
Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences for North America (New York)
Anahid Ilias
Project Manager Healthcare Biotech Paris (France)

Ilyès Loutfi
HealthTech & Life Sciences Trade Advisor (San Francisco)

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