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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


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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
– Demography, Education, Training, Employment
– Research, Technologies, Innovation and Employment
– Technologies and Development for the LDCS
– Technologies and Health
– Society and Technology
– Ethics

Highlights 2020-2021

  • Besides its Fellows’ active participation in Euro-CASE Platforms (Energy, Engineering Education) and in the SAPEA project, the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) published several reports on the main following topics:
    Feedback on the management of major projects
    • Attractiveness of the professions, attractiveness of the territories and challenges for industry
    • Position paper of the NATF on the National Low Carbon Strategy (NLCS) and on the Multiannual Energy programming (MEP)
    • For a virtuous circulation of digital data
    • Advisory note from the NATF on the presence and activity of the coronavirus sars-cov-2 in Wastewater
    • Archiving mega -data beyond 2040: the DNA track
    • COVID-19 crisis – Accelerating the digital transformation: for a more agile and less dependent France
    • The role of hydrogen in a decarbonised economy
    • Brain-Machine Interfaces: Medical Application Testing, Technology and Ethical Issues
    • Science and Technology at primary school: a decisive issue for the future of tomorrow’s citizens
    • Inter-seasonal heat storage in the residential and tertiary sector: a way to reduce our carbon footprint
  • The NATF Annual Seminars were dedicated to “Which technological transitions for which ecological transition” and “Achieving success in 2030 to reach the objectives of a societal transformation in 2050”.
  • CAETS: NATF participated to the annual meetings organised by:
    • the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) which was devoted to “engineering a better world: smart society” in 2020
    • the by the Academia Nacional de Ingenieria of Argentina which devoted to the “Future of Energy” in 2021.
  • Achieving success in 2030 to reach the objectives of a societal transformation in 2050.
Report on SAF 2023

Roadmap towards the production of e-fuels

Decarbonisation of of the aviation sector through the production of sustainable fuels

For a new European energy policy

Annual Report 2022
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Annual Report 2020
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