Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
15 French companies have been selected to participate in the 2014 edition of the NETVA (New Technology Venture Accelerator) program, a unique program of preparation and exposure to high-tech U.S. markets for young innovative French companies. NETVA responds to the need for international expansion faced by young French startups in high technology. They companies will be participating in a seminar followed by several days of training before coming to the U.S. for their immersion week in the fall.
This report presents the activities of the French Office for Science & Technology in the United States during 2013.
The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Chateaubriand Fellowships. Among the 38 fellows listed below, 3 will be partly supported by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 3 by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria).
Renowned astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan was awarded The French Legion of Honor (Knight) by the French Ambassador to the U.S., François Delattre, on April 16, 2014 at the University of Virginia.
The INSERM office in the US and the Office for Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Los Angeles organized with the help of it’s offices in San Francisco and Boston, the visit of Professor Jean-Marc Egly, special advisor to the CEO of INSERM -Professor André Syrota-. The visit took place in the US from April 28th to May 1st 2014. Prof. Egly gave a series of seminars in American universities and research centers in order to introduce INSERM and the career opportunities it offers in France.
2013 Nobel laureate and Yale professor James E. Rothman was awarded Officer of the French Legion of Honor by the French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre on April 4, 2014, in New York City. Rothman received this insignia in recognition of his scientific achievements in the field of cellular biology, its fundamental impact on medical advancements, and for his close collaboration with French laboratories over the course of his career.
Since 2012, the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles has been financially supporting participation of French teams in competitions and scientific games organized in the USA, in the field of Life Sciences, through the grant “Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun”. In May 2013, four French teams participating in the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition were granted: Bordeaux, Evry, Grenoble-EMSE-LSU and Paris-Bettencourt.
Alexandre Dazzi, associate Professor at the Physical Chemistry Lab, a Joint Research Unit (CNRS - Université Paris-Sud), receives the 2014 Prize of the New York Microscopical Society for his invention NANO-IR.
The prize is among the major awards in the United States for outstanding achievements in economics. The 2014 prize marks the 11th time Northwestern has awarded the prize.Tirole’s award of the 2014 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics is “based on his various contributions to economic theory and its application to finance, industrial organization and behavioral economics.”
On March 13, Ambassador François Delattre and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an agreement on sustainable development. The partnership aims to develop scientific cooperation and economic development between France and the state of Virginia.