The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Chateaubriand Fellowships. Among the 43 fellows listed below, 5 will be partly supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 4 by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria), 3 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 4 by the GROW program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
Chateaubriand Fellowship STEM : 2015 Fellows Named Rhône-Alpes and Pennsylvania reinforce their partnership
The National Institute of the Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon and Penn State University have signed an partnership agreement which organizes student, researchers and expert exchanges as well as development of common programs leading to qualifications. Both plan on leading joint research and formation projects, and to participate in scientific events.
NETVA 2015 : 18 High-Tech French Startups heading to North America !
Discover the laureates of the sixth edition of NETVA! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and its partners have selected 18 companies to take part in the 2015 edition of NETVA which offers a personalized support program to the directors of these creative French startups to familiarize them with the North American markets.
Insights on the Global Research Council’s annual meeting
The 4th annual meeting of the Global Research Council took place in Tokyo from May 26-28. During the plenary assembly held on May 27th and co-hosted by Japan and South Africa, the Global Research Council adopted two declarations, one regarding Breakthrough Reasearch Funding while the other concerned Building Research and Education Capacity’s reinforcement. Michael Matlosz, CEO of the French National Research Agency, attended that meeting.
Climate Change: the latest contributions of Cirad
While the COP21 international conference is only a few months ahead, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) co-published last month 2 studies on climate change: a report on some French research organizations’ work regarding impact and adaptation to climate change, and a paper in Nature about the Amazon losing its capacity to sequester atmospheric carbon.
CNRS international magazine - No.37 - Spring 2015 – Life on the Margins of the World
Whether for refugees, displaced populations or migrants, camps are a new feature of global society. Renowned expert and author Michel Agier details the many complex facets of a phenomenon that affects some 20 million people worldwide.
Two French companies receive the "Patents for Humanity Award"
The "Patents for Humanity Award" from the US Patent Office is a highly selective international competition, rewarding innovations for humanitarian purposes. Two French companies were named among the 10 laureates in 2015. Nutriset and Sanofi were honored at a ceremony held on April 20, at the White House with representatives of the Embassy of France in Washington (INPI Representative and the Counsellor for Science and Technology). Each of these innovations has been developed through a public-private partnership with public research laboratories.
Joseph Sifakis elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy
This institution was created in 1780 and its members include 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members including more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
OS&T 2014 Activity report
Through its various offices in the US, the broad spectrum of topics covered, and the various programs it implements, the team of the OS&T is at the service of French science and technology insitutions: research organizations, universities and schools, technology transfer centers, industry, scientific community abroad…
Visit of a delegation from the City of Bordeaux in Los Angeles
A delegation from the city of Bordeaux, led by Ms. Virginie Calmels, Deputy Mayor of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Growth, traveled to Los Angeles in April 2015 to explore Los Angeles’ start-ups and innovators. The delegation specifically visited the following accelerators: "USC Viterbi Startup Garage" (Marina Del Rey), "Mucker Lab" (Santa Monica), "French Accelerator" (Marina Del Rey); as well as the "LA Cleantech Incubator" (Los Angeles).