The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) is a national public administrative institution under the supervision of the Minister in charge of research. Its headquarters are located in Paris.
As a political and advisory body, it adopts statements and reports, approves general guidelines and the action programme. It is composed of 314 full and emeritus members.
On 5 December 2018, the Plenary Assembly elected 16 new members, bringing the number of academicians to 330.
As an Executive Body, the Bureau is composed of the President, the Vice-President, the General Delegate and the Past President. The Chairman of the Programme Committee participates.
The Academic Council is an advisory body for decisions submitted to the vote of the Assembly and is composed of the 4 members of the Bureau, 5 ex officio members and 7 elected members.
Ten divisions analyse the major technological issues of our time. Systemic analysis is the preferred method, as is risk/opportunity analysis and social acceptability. Each report answers an ethical question.
Inter-cluster project groups on topical technological topics can also be created by the Bureau.