The Office for Science and Technology


Innovation is the main economic driving force of the New England economy, and many indicators can testify of 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. On its side, France also deserves its reputation as one of the world’s leading countries in terms of research and academic excellence, which explains the importance of our cooperation with New England.

The Office for Science and Technology’s mission consists in fostering cooperation project between actors of research and technology transfer on both sides of the Atlantic, and in identifying the local initiatives in terms of support to research and innovation.

In this spirit, the French-American Innovation Day is an annual symposium gathering scientists, industrials and investors in state-of-the-art technologies. This event aims at promoting French and American science and technology and fostering development of transatlantic collaborations.

Also, the NETVA is a new initiative that aims to support young companies, or companies being set up French, in their search for opportunities in the US and help them understand the regulations and technologies of the American market.

GIFThe 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 in partnership with AUTM (Association of University Technology Manager), the France-USA Technology Transfer Fellowship Exchange Program is dedicated to foster exchanges of good practices between France and the USA in the field of technology transfer.

For more information about the Office for Science and Technology:


Contact us !

Mr. Jean-Jacques YARMOFF
Attaché for Science and Technology
Phone: (617) 832-4464

Ms. Anne-Sophie MORONI
Deputy Science Attaché - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Phone : +1 (617) 832-4468 | Cell : +1 (617) 991-7025

Mr. Jean-Benoit CARIOU
Deputy Science Attaché - Biotechnolgy & Technology Transfer
Phone: (+1) 617 832 4467

Office for Science and Technology
French Consulate
31 St James Ave, Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116

Last modified on 11/10/2016

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