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National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)



Grand Palais des Champs Elysées | Porte C

Av. Franklin D. Roosevelt

75008 Paris France

T. +33 1 53 85 44 44 | F. +33 1 53 85 44 45

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Founding date: NATF was initially created in December 2000 and in 2006 was granted by law the status of a Public Establishment.
Number of members: 277
Management and Staff: 14
Annual Budget: 1.690.000 €
Financing and sources: Government and public • 100%






The NATF: A hub of collective intelligence

The NATF counts today 303 Fellows who represent a very large spectrum of knowledge and competence, comprising: research scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs, economists and lawyers, philosophers of the sciences and technologies, urban planners and architects, physicists, chemists, engineers, astronauts, physicians and surgeons, specialists in ICTs, agronomists and food and agriculture specialists etc.

The Academy, resolutely independent and impartial in the way ir addresses real issues of the interactions between technology and society, accompanies societal questioning as we seek to discover meaning and content in technological progress, leading to reasoned, reasonable decisions for the benefit of an enlightened public. “Sharing reasoned, chosen progress”, is the NATF motto.

The Academy holds an intermediate, bench-marking position between policymakers and the general public opinion, and contributes, through the recognised quality and originality of its actions and studies, to favouring and enhancing Progress for all.

Committees / Main working groups

NATF Executive Organisation

NATF is managed by the Academic Bureau and Council which are supported by 3 permanent committees

  • The Executive Committee for Academic Studies
  • The Executive Committee for Quality Assurance
  • The Executive Recruiting Committee

There are presently 12 thematic Standing Committees

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Biotechnologies
  • Urbanism and Housing
  • ICTS
  • Demography, Education, Training, Employment
  • Research, Technologies, Innovation and Employment
  • Technologies and Development for the LDCS
  • Technologies and Health
  • Society and Technology
  • Ethics

Highlights 2017 & 2018

  • Besides its Fellows’ active participation in the Euro-CASE Platforms (Energy, Innovation, Engineering Education and Bioeconomy) and in the SAPEA project, NATF published several reports on the main following topics:

    Industrial production of human stem cells for therapeutic use

    AI and automatic learning

    Energy transition

    Innovation & SMEs

    The digital revolution and jobs

    Industry of the future

    Initial and continuous vocational training.

  • The second edition of NATF Annual Convention, devoted to Sustainable, intelligent and low-carbon buildings, attended more than 300 people. On December 2018, the NATF organized with the Air & Space Academy a colloquium held on the topic: "Management of major projects: feedback".
  • As part of bilateral relations between foreign academies, the collaboration initiated in previous years with the Chinese Academy of Engineering on the subject of nuclear energy has been deepened.

Annual Report 2014-2018