Archive for 2017

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Joint recommendations for the nuclear energy future

In the later part of the year 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group.
Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distil policies and technology options, including safety and waste management, for making nuclear power generation a component of future energy mixes in countries with the appropriate potential for implementing this energy.

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A robot-intensive strategy to re-industrialize France - Advice note

France ranks 4th in the world today for research in robotics, thanks to national infrastructure and the high quality training available. In contradistinction, France only comes 13th in terms of robot production, far behind Germany and Italy.

In the framework of the Programme “A new industrial France” and with the perspective of seeing French robotics playing a key role in the re-industrialization of our economy with a restoral of national competitivity on the global market-place, the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) has analysed and presents herein a status report on French robotics. The Academy underscores the challenges the country must face and issues recommendations to reposition the French robotics sector in terms of international competition.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION TERRITORIES

Where is the economic dynamism, where is wealth created, what are the drivers of innovation? Where are we today in terms of territorial dynamics and innovation dynamics?
The National Academy of Technologies of France devoted its 2017 annual seminar (11 and 12 October) to studying this vital subject for France. This seminar shows that at a time when France has experienced both a territorial reform (NOTRe law of 2015) and a metropolitan development of (MAPTAM law of 2014), and multiple initiatives aimed at developing its potential for competitiveness and innovation, the challenges of innovation in the territories are still fundamental.