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Big Data: a major competitivity challenge for French companies

L’Académie des technologies appelle les pouvoirs publics à développer de façon intensive
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Le Big Data est un changement de paradigme qui mérite un accompagnement des pouvoirs publics, notamment en termes d’éducation/formation, et une prise de conscience des grandes entreprises. Telle est en substance la conclusion des réflexions de l’Académie des technologies, qui livre, dans un rapport qui vient de paraître, une analyse « Opportunités/Menaces » de l’impact du Big Data pour les entreprises françaises.

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Energy and carbon prints effects of ICTs on energy consumption round the world: a clearly positive net balance

Quel est l’impact des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) sur la consommation énergétique de nos sociétés et quelles sont les émissions de gaz à effets de serre imputables à ce secteur ?
L’Académie des technologies a auditionné de nombreux experts français et étrangers afin d’évaluer le bilan énergétique et environnemental « du puits à la roue » imputable au secteur des TIC, en considérant les impacts générés pour le fonctionnement de ses différents appareils et infrastructures, et les économies qu’il génère dans les autres secteurs d’activité. Le bilan énergétique et carbone des TIC, conclut le rapport de l’Académie, présente un solde nettement positif.

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Technology and Climate Change Several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt

In the current context of the COP21 [Conference of the Parties, Paris], the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) decided to investigate the technologies useful for mitigation of the effects of and allowing for adaptation to climate changes. The findings were embodied in an Advice Note (cf. attachment) adopted by vote at the Academy’s Nov.4 plenary session. The NATF Advice Note summarizes the main conclusions of a detailed Academic Report that will be enriched during 2016, during which France will preside the COP.

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Franco-German statement on the energy transition

National academies recommend collaborative policies and identify areas for a closer cooperation
Paris, 10th July 2015. In preparation of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), the French and German national academies of science and technology have published a joint statement advocating a stronger partnership between the two countries.
This statement points out the fundamental challenges raised for the future - e.g., meeting the world energy demand, restraining energy consumption in developed countries and reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). While France and Germany have taken different courses in handling their electrical energy generation system (which only represents about 25% of their energy consumption), they also have many common issues.
The two countries can share knowledge and learn from each other’s successes and difficulties, they can anticipate challenges ahead and identify areas for a closer scientific and technological cooperation. The four academies thus propose several cross-cutting subjects - e.g., energy efficiency, energy grids, mobility, nuclear technologies, renewable energy and energy storage, social and economic aspects - which could benefit from of a closer scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries. They also emphasise the need for a better perception of energy issues and their implications in society at large. Finally, the academies claim for a systemic approach for EU-wide energy policies.

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES OF FRANCE (NATF) HAS ELECTED ALAIN BUGAT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT AND ALAIN BRAVO, VICE-PRESIDENT

In Plenary Session, November 12, 2014, the NATF Fellows elected the Members of the Executive Bureau (President, Vice-President and Delegate General), the new members of the Academic Council, the Academic Committees and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees, for the statutory term of office, Jan 1. 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016.

Alain Bugat elected President of NATF and Alain Bravo,Vice-President.