On the occasion of the awards of the Grands Prix de l’Innovation de la ville de Paris on December 13th at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Jean-Louis Missika expresses his views on the dynamics of innovation in Paris. Missika, Deputy Mayor in charge of innovation and research universities discusses the various tools and structures put in place to support innovative companies and make Paris one of the most advanced in this area.
Our goal was to help return Paris to a land of innovation, that is to say, a place where young entrepreneurs and researchers can test their innovations. Finding a single port of entry is essential: the Laboratoire Paris Region Innovation and its legal, practical, and financial tools allow us to experiment on the ground.
innovcity.com - Jean-Louis Missika : “We are a city that has a special talent for innovation” - December 13, 2010
As indicated in the quote above, Paris has an innovation lab - Paris Région Lab - here's a video from 2009 with Jean-François Galloüin giving some background information (in French)
Here's a February 2011 interview (in French) with Jean-Louis Missika where he talks about the Paris open data site, opendata.paris.fr
Jean-Louis Missika, Adjoint au Maire de Paris by frenchweb
The Twitter account for the open data initiative is @opendataparis