Georgia Tech Lorraine: Enabling US-French Cooperation in R&D and in Higher Education
When: Thursday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Georgia Institute of Technology hosted French and American leaders in higher education and R&D to share ideas and experiences in transatlantic cooperation. The Georgia Tech Lorraine campus in France enables such innovative partnerships, for instance through the Georgia Tech-CNRS Unité Mixte Internationale and the Institute Lafayette. Participants explored concrete ways to further strengthen US-French cooperation.
Moderator: Yves Berthelot, President of Georgia Tech Lorraine and Vice-Provost, Georgia Institute of Technology.
8:00 a.m.: Opening remarks
Dr. G. P. “Bud” Peterson, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
8:10 a.m.: Welcome Talk
His Excellency Monsieur François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States
8:30 a.m.: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Campuses - A US Viewpoint
Steve McLaughlin, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia Institute of Technology .
8:50 a.m.: Georgia Tech Lorraine - Successes and Lessons Learned
Yves Berthelot, President of Georgia Tech Lorraine and Vice-Provost, Georgia Institute of Technology.
9:10 a.m.: Interdisciplinarity and International Cooperation at CNRS
Pierre Guillon, Director of the Mission for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) interdisciplinary.
9:20 a.m.: Transatlantic Cooperation in R&D and Higher Education at Supelec
Alain Bravo, Director General of Supelec, A "grande école" of engineering in the forefront of energy and information science.
9:40 a.m.: Break
10:00 a.m.: The Georgia Tech - CNRS Unité Mixte Internationale- GT-CNRS UMI 2958
Abdallah Ougazzaden, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the GT-CNRS UMI 2958 and Director of Georgia Tech Lorraine.
10:20 a.m.: PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Global Scientific Partnerships - Open Labs
Sylvain Allano, Scientific Director, PSA Peugeot Citroën.
10:40 a.m.: The Lafayette Institute : A Global Technological Resource Center and a Portal of Innovation
Dr. Bernard Kippelen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Center for Organics Photonics and Electronics of the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-founder Lumoflex, LLC.
11:00 a.m.: Daniel Turover, CEO, Siltronix (France)
11:20 a.m.: M. Thierry Salmona, Vice President of Innovation, Research & Technology, Imerys (France)
11:40 a.m.: Q&A – open discussion
12:00 p.m.: Buffet Lunch
Contact : Jacqueline Signorini, Scientific Attaché, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about France-USA scientific cooperation, see France-science.org
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