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National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

Member Academies

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Immeuble Le Ponant / 19 rue Leblanc / 75015 Paris, France

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

secretariat@academie-technologies.fr
www.academie-technologies.fr

Annual Report 2020
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Identity

Pascal VIGINIER
Chairman

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%

Mission

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 2019

– Besides its Fellows’ active participation in Euro-CASE Platforms (Energy, Innovation, Engineering Education) and in the SAPEA project, the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) published several reports on the main following topics:
*Facing the technical challenges of agriculture: the contribution of technologies
*Nuclear energy and the environment
*Trajectories for the evolution of the electricity mix 2020/2060
*The child, the teenager, the family and the screens and apps: call for vigilance
*Deployment of communicating electricity meters
*Responsible and reasonable management of radioactive materials and wastes
*Big data: ethical issues
– The third NATF Annual Convention, devoted to “Terrestrial Mobility of the future” was attended by over 300 people.
– The Annual Seminar was dedicated to “technologies for health: from innovation to its integration in the healthcare system”.
– CAETS: NATF participated to the annual meeting in Sweden devoted to “technologies and future challenges” in areas such as energy, antibiotics, water, climate, future health.
– NATF officially announced it will host the CAETS Convocation 2022 in France.