• Electrode production process at CEA Liten Headquarters, Grenoble, France
    Credits: CEA / L. Godard
  • Battery pilot plant in CEA Liten headquarters, Grenoble, France
    Credits: CEA / P. Avavian
  • Powders destined for battery development, CEA-Liten headquarters, Grenoble, France
    Credits: CEA / D. Guillaudin
  • Battery module assembly at CEA Liten headquarters, Grenoble, France
    Credits: CEA / D. Guillaudin


December 8, 9th, 2014
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA


The topic of the 2014 edition is “Energy Storage”. This conference is organized by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States in collaboration with MIT, MassCEC and France’s CEA and will address in particular the challenge of “Bringing new technologies in the Energy Field to the Market Place”. The conference will feature speakers from Harvard, MIT, France’s CEA and CNRS; large companies such as Airbus, Schneider Electric, Total, Saint-Gobain, Saft, Lockheed Martin and United Technologies will present their cutting-edge technologies and will explain their strategies to bring innovations from the bench to the market. The audience will consist of students, researchers, investors, startup entrepreneurs and large corporations from France and Massachusetts.

The goal of FAID 2014 is to bring together small and large companies, high level researchers from the best universities in France and the US as well as government’s stakeholders to highlight the work being done in both countries and to encourage further collaborations.

Students, faculty members and company researchers are invited to submit posters describing their recent research in the energy storage field. Startups and SMEs in the field of energy storage are invited to pitch and to meet with French and American industry leaders. Fields of expertise include batteries, fuel cells, ultra-capacitors, and other energy storage technologies. Companies may address any aspect of the field from basic materials and components to systems, manufacturing, and reuse.



About FAID 

FAID is an annual Franco-American event which brings together scientists, companies, entrepreneurs and investors. It is a high-level event in the Boston area where researchers and companies have the opportunity to exchange views on a specific technological issue, start co-operative activities and develop business transactions with a transatlantic perspective. The goal of the program is to facilitate the development of innovation ties between France and America.



The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Houston - Los Angeles - San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.


The CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). It is a public body established in October 1945 by General de Gaulle. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA mission statement has two main objectives: To become the leading technological research organization in Europe and to ensure that the nuclear deterrent remains effective in the future.



The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century — whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature.


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.