The Office for Science and Technology
Innovation is the main economic driving force of New England, and many indicators can testify this vitality: Massachusetts stands among the six leading states, as far as new technologies and innovation are concerned. The excellence of research that is performed in universities, as well as the ambitious public programs meant to support the development of new technologies, and a dynamic community of investors and enterpreneurs,are the ferments of New England’s economic success. France also deserves its reputation as one of the world’s leading countries in terms of research and academic excellence.
The mission of the Office for Science and Technology consists in fostering cooperation project between actors of research and technology transfer on both sides of the Atlantic, but also in identifying the local initiatives as regards support to research and innovation (French American Innovation Portal).
In connection with The French Trade Office, we stand at the service of the innovative companies and of the universities that wish to establish scientific and technological partnerships in the area, or simply to identify the key actors in the field of innovation and technology transfer.
The French-American Innovation Day gathers each year young and innovative companies from France and New England so as to promote transatlantic partnerships in various fields of high-technology.
The creation of the France-MIT program represents an important step in the scientific cooperation plan of action with the state of Massachusetts. This initiative, which is financed by both the French government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, makes it possible to support collaboration projects with the latter: it includes internships in France for MIT students, French visiting professors at MIT, conferences and publications.
Launched by the Office for Science and Technology, the YEi Start in France provides young foreign science-based companies interested in growing their business in France and Europe with a personalized immersion week in France including training sessions, networking and one-on-one meetings that will allow each laureate to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.
The NEw Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) aims at building the global leadership of the French High-Tech Start-ups through an intensive entrepreneurial training and business development week in Massachussets (Boston), Silicon Valley (San Francisco), or Greater Washington (Washington, DC).
Every year since 1989, the OST organizes the American East Coast staging point of the Forum USA, a job fair for French-speaking people living in North America.
For more information about the French Office for Science and Technology:
Attaché for Science and Technology
Deputy Attachee for Science and Technology
YEi Start in France Coordinator
Deputy Attache for Science and Technology
Office for Science and Technology
Consulate General of France in Boston
31 St James Ave, Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 832-4460