Office for Science and Technology

Office for Science and Technology in the United States

The Office for Science and Technology in the US comprises 8 scientific attachés who all have a solid background in research and innovation, 10 adjunct engineers or researchers, and administrative personnel: a total of 25 people under the jurisdiction of the Consul for Science and Technology who report directly to the Ambassador.

This team, completed by representatives from CNES, CNRS, and INSERM, form the Mission to the Service of French Actors of Science and Technology: universities and top level schools, agencies and research organizations, competitiveness clusters, enterprises, and the expatriate scientific communities. The teams are spread across the US, including at the Embassy of France in Washington and the Consulate General in Boston and San Francisco.

By its wide territorial coverage and the scope of the scientific spectrum covered, the Office for Science and Technology is an active, reactive, and proactive observer of scientific activity, technological innovations, and their consequences.

The roles of the Office for Science and Technology in the United States:

- Promoting science and technology between French American actors and expatriate scientists;
- Observing the scientific advances and the US strategy in key areas, in terms of innovation and investment in R&D;
- Disseminating this information in France through diplomatic notes or letters, reports, weekly e-newsletters;
- Strengthening scientific partnerships and creating new ones through expert missions and seminars on topics of common interest;
- Promoting the exchange of doctoral students and researchers.

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