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 OST’s main priorities are to Monitor and report advances in Science and Technology in the US through newsletters and diplomatic channels, Promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation, Foster exchanges and increase mobility of researchers, doctoral students and entrepreneurs, Serve as a liaison between French and American academic and scientific organizations as well as between the two countries’ central governments and the European Delegation, Increase the visibility of France’s foremost laboratories, universities and start-ups, Support young innovative companies and the internationalization of competitiveness clusters.
Close collaboration between the OST and other diplomatic divisions, such as the Economic Department, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France as well as French Research Organizations (CNRS, Inserm, CNES, CEA), allows the OST to efficiently handle the many economic and social implications of current science and technology issues.
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 CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies,defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
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.
MassCEC provides early-stage investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
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.
Institute research focuses on many topics — from biology and chemistry to political science, economics and linguistics — but when an issue is of global, immediate importance, MIT puts its effort where it is needed most. The MIT Energy Initiative is a way that MIT is channeling its collective energies into solving large-scale problems.
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), established in September 2006, is an Institute-wide initiative designed to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today’s energy systems.
The French National Centre for Scientific Research (French: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS) is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. It employs 26,000 permanent employees (researchers, engineers, and administrative staff) and 6,000 temporary workers.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge.
For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.
Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
Airbus is the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have set the standard for the aviation industry.
Ambri (formerly Liquid Metal Battery Corporation) is developing an electricity storage solution that will change the way electric grids are operated worldwide. Ambri will enable the more widespread use of renewable generation like wind and solar, reduce power prices and increase system reliability.
Boston-Power Inc., an industry leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and energy storage technologies was founded in 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts with the goal of greatly improving the quality and safety of energy storage technologies that promote environmental sustainability.
Clean Energy Venture Group is an investment group that provides seed capital and management expertise to early stage clean energy companies.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3D EXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.
The EDF group, a leading energy player, active in all major electricity businesses.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.sses
Because it is increasingly difficult to exploit renewable energy production through electricity networks alone, McPhy manufactures equipment that optimizes electricity resources based on a unique technology for hydrogen storage in solid form, in association with technology for hydrogen production by water electrolysis that has been reinvented and perfectly adjusted to the production needs of renewable energy.
NAWATechnologies is a young and fast-growing start-up issued from CEA (French Atomic and Alternative Energy commission). NAWATechnologies is the Global supplier of innovative material based on organized nano structures for applications in Energy, Transportation and Environment.
With more than a century of industrial experience, Prayon is a world leader in the phosphate sector.
Since 2012, Prayon has joined forces with materials technology leader Umicore to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Together, both Belgian companies created a joint venture named beLife.
Saft is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of advanced-technology batteries for industry. Saft products are widely acknowledged to be reliable, safe, cost-efficient, long-life and respectful of the environment.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power & cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.
SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher battery capacity and faster charging rates, all while being produced via a low cost solution chemistry-based manufacturing process.
Total at a Glance: Fifth-Largest Global Oil and Gas Company - Energy is vital to economic development and improved standards of living. Wherever it is available, energy is helping to drive progress, but sustainability requires changes in the way that it is used and managed.
This conviction shapes everything we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a top-tier international oil company and a world-class natural gas operator, refiner, petrochemical producer, and fuel and lubricant retailer. Our 100,000 employees leverage their globally acknowledged expertise so that together they can discover, produce, refine and distribute oil and gas to provide products and services for customers worldwide. We are also developing energies that can partner oil and gas — today, solar energy and tomorrow, biomass.As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Thanks to the company’s wide range of continuously evolving products, solutions and services, Socomec through its range of products are experts in the three essential technologies (UPS, High Efficiency Energy Conversion or Power switching solution) that can ensure the high availability of supply to critical facilities and building.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a $62B company that provides high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.
AllCell designs and builds cutting-edge lithium-ion battery packs for transportation and renewable energy applications. Our batteries are protected by our proprietary thermal management technology, which allows AllCell to produce lightweight and compact packs with extended cycle-life and industry-leading safety.
The core business of National Grid is in the transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas to customers in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Brattle Group provides consulting services concentrated in the areas environmental matters, finance, litigation, and utilities.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 92000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories.