French American Innovation Day 2012: Membrane Technologies as Tools for Sustainability in Water Management, A Transatlantic Perspective

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- Where: MIT-Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

- When: November, 29th 2012, from 8.30 am to 6.00pm and November, 30th 2012, from 8.30am to 1.30pm

Organized for several years by the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy (Boston section), French American Innovation Day (FAID) is an annual event that aims to foster collaborations between France and the USA in an innovative research area.

The (FAID) is an annual French American seminar gathering scientists, industries and investors in state-of-the-art technologies. Since 10 years, the FAID has the ambition to:

- point up the French and American high level researches and connection
- pave the way for new collaborations between France and the USA in both industry and academia
- explore the latest researches, carry out technological forecast and assessment

In 2012, FAID celebrates its 10th birthday. The 2012 FAID is expected to be an exceptional edition both in terms of partnerships and scale. To date, the organizers have received numerous expressions of interest from various academia and industry, including Millipore and Saint Gobain which are joining the event as sponsors.

Edition 2012:

2012 FAID edition is organized in association with an industrial partner, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and is held during two consecutive days on November, 29th and 30th 2012.

This unique seminar will provide attendees the opportunity to engage with top industry experts from France and the United States on the latest membrane technologies and applications.

Membrane Technologies as Tools for Sustainability in Water Management will cover:
- Ceramic Membranes and New Materials
- New Membrane technologies
- Intelligent Membranes and Sensors

2012 FAID seminar is moderated by two accomplished scientific directors:

- Professor Gilbert Rios, CEO of the European Membrane House - Deputy-Director of SIMEV (Montpellier, France)

- Professor Mark Wiesner, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, Director of the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT).

The first day of the 2012 FAID (November, 29th) will gather prominent academic French and American scientists, as well as corporate executives from both countries who will present through presentations and opened discussions with the audience, the latest advancements through Membrane technologies.

The second day of the 2012 FAID (November, 30th) will be dedicated to 3 parallel working sessions aiming at developing cooperative activities.

The registration is free.

- For more information, please visit our website

Lisa Treglia
Deputy Scientific Attaché– Biotechology & Technology Transfer
Consulate General of France
Phone: 617-832-4468

[Update 12/5/2012]