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Technology and soft power: the case of the fashion and luxury industry
#Technologies, Economy and Societies

06 July 2018

Technology and soft power: the case of the fashion and luxury industry

How can technological changes best benefit the fashion and luxury sector, allow the emergence and diffusion of new skills and amplify France’s Soft Power in the world? Scenarios and recommendations of the National Academy of Technologies of France. Fashion and luxury, like all sectors of industry and the economy in general, are affected by the […]

Strategy for the use of underground ressources for the French energy transition
#Energy

06 July 2018

Strategy for the use of underground ressources for the French energy transition

The energy transition is an important paradigm shift for many sectors, including the sector for many traditional raw materials (iron, concrete, copper, etc.), but also for materials that have not been used much so far but are nevertheless necessary for technologies, many of which are emerging (rare metals). As a result, tensions are already high […]

Resurgence of artificial intelligence and machine learning
#Digital

06 April 2018

Resurgence of artificial intelligence and machine learning

In a report voted in plenary session on 14 March, the NATF deems it necessary to build an “AI plan” at European and national level that will make it possible to reinforce investments in computing resources and technological research. The Academy recommends supporting and encouraging a responsible approach to AI that aims to simultaneously develop […]

The transition to industrial scale production of human stem cells for therapeutic use
#Nutrition and Health

05 April 2018

The transition to industrial scale production of human stem cells for therapeutic use

In a joint report, the two academies outline the state of the art in the use of stem cells in human therapy. They describe in detail the major changes required to move from laboratory work to the industrial stage by complying with European and French regulatory provisions. Finally, they make recommendations to enable France to […]

Joint recommendations for the nuclear energy future
#Energy

29 September 2017

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 […]

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost
#Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Environment and impacts of climate change

11 July 2017

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost

Advice Note adopted by vote in Plenary session, July 5, 2017 In autumn 2016, in compliance with decisions taken at the COP21, France lodged with the UN headquarters the French nationally determined contributions (NDC) for the Climate. As of now, only GHG (greenhouse gas) emission reductions are compulsory. Strategies to improve energy efficiency and the […]

A robot-intensive strategy to re-industrialize France – Advice note
#Education - Formation - Employment - Work #Industry and services

10 July 2017

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

Advice Note adopted by vote by the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)in Plenary session, July 5, 2017 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 […]

Technologies and innovation territories
#Education - Formation - Employment - Work #Technologies, Economy and Societies

08 January 2017

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 […]

Opinion on the regulation of targeted mutagenesis in plant breeding
#Nutrition and Health

13 July 2016

Opinion on the regulation of targeted mutagenesis in plant breeding

Opinion adopted by the Academy of Agriculture of France and the Academy of Technology on July 7, 2016 Since the early 1990s techniques of induced mutagenesis targeted by biotechnological processes have been developed. Targeted mutations obtained are of great interest for plant breeding as they can accelerate the creation of varieties of interest and therefore […]

How we perceive risk factors
#Technologies, Economy and Societies

28 June 2016

How we perceive risk factors

In their new Academic Report, the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) – recalling that their motto is ‘Sharing reasoned, chosen Progress – analyses the question of how we perceive risks that accompany any form of innovation. The Report acknowledges the controversies that surround certain applications of science and certain technological innovations and raises […]

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