Yves Bamberger was Head of Electricity de France R&D (2000 employees). Past positions include; CIO, Technical Director of the Generation and Transmission Division. Yves Bamberger began his career as research engineer in the French National Lab for Bridges and Roads. In parallel, he has been for 30 years Adjunct Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Yves Bamberger is Vice President of the National Academy of Technologies of France.
Patrick Couvreur, member of the Academy of Sciences, is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy at Paris-Saclay University. He is an internationally recognized scientist in nanomedicine. He co-founded three start-up companies (one of them entering the stock market) and developed an anticancer nanomedicine until end of phase III clinical trial. He is also member of the Academies of Technologies, Medicine and Pharmacy in France and foreign member of two of the three US National Academies (Engineering and Medicine).
Erol Gelenbe, BS (METU), PhD (NYU), DSc (Sorbonne) was Fulbright and NATO Science Fellow, and works on computer and network performance, and machine learning. Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Fellow of several national Academies, he has held chairs at the Universities of Liege, Paris-Orsay, Paris-Descartes, Duke and Imperial College.
Marc Giget is the Founder and President of the Euroconsult Group. Formal tenured professor of the Chair “Economics of Innovation” at CNAM Paris. President of the European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation and of the Paris Club of Chief Innovation Officers. Expert on Sciences & Technologies management for human progress.
Claudie Haignere: MD rheumatologist (Hospital Cochin Paris 1984-90), PhD Neurosciences (CNRS (1986-1990)), Astronaut, Politician, CEO of a cultural public establishment. Astronaut with 2 space missions: Selected by CNES (French space agency) in 1985 as an astronaut candidate, training in Star City Russia from 1992, first space mission (16 days ) on board Mir space station in 1996, became member of the European Astronaut Corps for ESA (European Space Agency) in 1999, second space mission (10 days) on board the ISS in 2001.
Member of the French Government under the presidency of Jacques Chirac, as delegate Minister for research (2002-2004) and then delegate Minister for European Affairs (2004-2005). Advisor to ESA’s DG for European space strategy (2005-2009). CEO of Universcience « science museum »(Palais de la Découverte + Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie) (2009-2015). Senior advisor to ESA’s DG (2015-2020) about Lunar exploration. Member of Foundations supporting STEM in education and innovation (Fondation L’Oreal, Fondation AIRBUS, Fondation CGenial). Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. Docteur Honoris Causa (EPFL, Université de Mons, Université Catholique de Louvain), Beihang University (Beijing). Membre of the National Academy of Technologies of France, Académie des Sports, Académie des Sciences de l’Outre-Mer, Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace, International Academy of Astronautics, Membre of the Académie des Sciences de Belgique. Colonel (ADER network) in La Réserve Citoyenne de l’Armée de l’Air
Bruno Jarry, PhD, has been a researcher in CNRS and Professor of Genetics in Strasbourg University. In 1986 he moved to industry as R&D Vice-president of ORSAN, the industrial biotechnology division of the Lafarge Group in which he also managed two business units, Sogetal in California and Ringdex, a joint-venture with the Japanese Group Mercian. He was also the cofounder of two biotech start-ups.
Bruno was the R&D Director of the Belgian Group Amylum from 1994 to 2000 then Science Director of the British Group Tate & Lyle. From 2004 to 2008 he was a senior advisor to the President of Institut Curie, a French Foundation running a large medical research institute and a hospital, both devoted to cancer.
He then served as a senior advisor for biofuels and green chemistry in the French Prime Minister cabinet from 2008 to 2012. An NATF elected fellow since 2003 he chaired its Biotechnology Commission for several years and served as Vice-president of the Academy in 2017 and as President in 2018.
He sits at the board of several biotech oriented companies.
Patrick Johnson is SrVP Research at 3DS, defining scientific bases and inventing disruptive technologies for the Industry Renaissance. After several R&D positions (head of AI, CATIA Brand), he took over Research, set up key public/private alliances and launched the Lifesciences strategic diversification (BIOVIA, MEDIDATA Brands). Member of the French Academy of Technology and INRIA’s Scientific Board.
Bruno Revellin-Falcoz was born in 1941. Graduated in 1964 from SUPAERO.
Joined the Dassault Aviation Design Department in 1966. Focused his activities on new techniques and advanced military and civil programs, both on national and international level. Appointed Senior Vice President Research, Design and Engineering in 05/1982, he is in charge of all the technical programs (The family of business jets Falcon, Mirage 2000 and Rafale fighters).
Vice Chairman in 2000. Leaves Dassault Aviation, after 45 years in the company. Member of the scientific advisory board of Office Parlementaire d’Etude des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques (2010-2015). Member of the Air and Space Academy of France. Great Prize 2008 of « Ingenieurs de France ». Corresponding member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Innovation and Technologies (EIT) 2012-2018.President (2011/2012) of the National Academy of Technologies of France, then Honorary President and Delegate for Foreign Affairs (2013/2021). Member of the Euro-CASE Board (2013/2021)
Pascale Sourisse is Senior Executive Vice President, International Development of Thales. She is a member of the Executive Committee. She graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. She is an Officier of the French Légion d’honneur and is a Director of Renault, Vinci, Ecole Polytechnique and a member of the French Academy of Technology.
Born in 1946, André Syrota has been nominated Executive Director of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm, in October 2007. He previously was Director of the Life Sciences Division of the French Atomic Energy Commission (1993-2007) and Professor of Biophysics and Nuclear medicine (MD,PhD) at the University of Paris-Sud. He was also head of the Service hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (CEA, Orsay), one of the European leading nuclear medicine and medical imaging research institutes (1984-2007).
André Syrota is the author of more than 200 articles and 40 book chapters in imaging with PET and NMR. He has been a member of various boards at national and European research institutions.
Pascal Viginier, 64 years old, chaired the French National Academy of Technology between 2019 and 2021. He is now honorary president. He is an engineer, as graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris, both now founders of the new Institut Polytechnique de Paris. His carreer is focused on telecommunications in Orange Group, where he was Group R&D EVP and then Group Chief Information Officer. He was appointed 5 years ago advisor to Orange CEO, leading customized high level consulting. He is member of the scientific council of the French National Agency for Research (ANR) and chairman of Telecom Sud Paris, an engineer high school, member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Institut Mines Telecom.