France

Karine Lanoix

Karine Lanoix is a senior consultant based in the Paris office of Technopolis Group. She has 18 years of experience in different areas of the economic development, entrepreneurship and attractiveness on a regional, national and European level, as well as from an international perspective. 

Karine’s experience is built on studying, defining strategies, providing policy advice and evaluating public policies. Her skillset covers desk research, interviews, focus groups and workshops, case studies, surveys, strategic and prospective analysis, evaluation methodologies (i.e. logical framework approach), build and follow up partnerships, elected members coaching, policy design and recommendations, report writing as well as project and team management.  

Notable studies include the implementation of a methodological guide on FESI financial instruments (for the  CGET –  Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires); a study on the causes of SME default in Sub-Saharan Africa-  the example of ARIZ  (for the AFD – Agence Française de Développement); the study on the potential of servitisation and other forms of products and services for SMEs in the EU (for EASME-COSME); and the ex-ante evaluation of the financial instruments of the Region Bourgogne Franche-Comté. Recently, Karine assisted different regions (Occitanie, Guadeloupe and Grand Est) for the elaboration of their Scheme for the Regional Economic Development, Innovation and Internationalisation (SRDEII). 

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Karine worked seven years for Sofred Consultants in the following focus areas: public policy, competitiveness and development of SMEs, and groups’ transformation projects. Prior to this, she worked for a Local Authority in Paris Region, and the Invest in France Agency (French government agency) in Zürich in Switzerland, as a foreign direct investment adviser (promotion of investment projects). She also worked for the French Swiss Chamber of Commerce (also in Zürich, Switzerland). 

She is graduated in Law and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Relations. She has lived eight years in Germany and three years in Switzerland. She is certified in PRINCE2 Foundation project management (PRojects IN Controlled Environments). 

A native French-speaker, Karine is fluent in English and has very advanced knowledge of German.