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Under the high Patronage of the President of the French Republic

Main objectives of the Forum

This France-MIT Forum is a joint initiative of the French minister for Higher Education and Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its aim is to foster and develop Research and Development programs involving both French universities and research institutions, private companies and MIT.

Research is a major innovation driver and plays a key role to cope with major challenges that society faces in the field of energy:

• climate change
• environmental impacts
• addressing societal challenges
• sustainable development and depletion of resources
• safety of energy systems

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie - Paris

The Forum in brief

French and American stakeholders of research and innovation in the field of energy, scientists, policy makers and industrial players will come together to:

• promote direct cooperation between French organizations and MIT, including collaborations on climate science,
materials for energy, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy
• reassert the role of humanities and social sciences in energy decision-making and public policy design
• discuss research and innovation strategies