• Innovation to Market: Promoting Dynamic Ecosystems

    December 03 2013, 09:00 - 12:30
    Location: George Marshall Center, Hotel Talleyrand, 2 rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris

    This conference will provide the opportunity to open a dialogue and to share best practices among French and American public authorities and business experts on successful models for promoting innovation, revitalising manufacturing and fostering entrepreneurship. This discussion will address issues such as:  What is the role of government institutions, both central and regional?  How can research institutions work hand-in-hand with business to bring innovation to market?  How can large companies support the development of SMEs and startups in their supply chain?

    Introduction by Clara Gaymard, President of AmCham France, and President and CEO of GE France.

    Keynote speech: Fleur Pellerin, Minister for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy

    Moderator: Andrew Wycoff, Director - OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry

    Confirmed panelists include:

    Mr. François Jamet, director of the business department, technology transfer and regional action (SETTAR) for the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR)

    Mr. Alain Rousset, Member of the National Assembly, President of the Région Aquitaine

    Mr. Jean-Louis Missika, Paris Deputy Mayor’s Office for Innovation

    Mr. François Fournier, Executive Director for Innovation, Bpifrance

    Dr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E, Washington)

    Mr. Jean Ferré, GM Developer & Platform Group at Microsoft France

    Mr. Michel Ida, CEA Open Innovation Director, MINATEC Campus

    Mr. Pierre Etienne Franc, Director of Advanced Business and Technologies, Air Liquide

    Mr. Laurent Malier, Président de l'Association des instituts Carnot, CEA LETI

    Mr. Shawn Fetterolf,
    Manager, L'équipe d'IBM à ST Microelectronics  

    *A full program of the conference will be provided with the event invitation.*

    Fee for business participants
    €45 AmCham Members
    €65 non-AmCham members
    (Free for participants from the public sector)

     **By Invitation Only**