The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral French-American collaborations in Science and Technology.
The OST’s main priorities:
Monitor and report advances in Science and Technology in the US through newsletters and diplomatic channels
Promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation
Foster exchanges and increase mobility of researchers, doctoral students and entrepreneurs
Serve as a liaison between French and American academic and scientific organizations as well as between the two countries’ central governments and the European Delegation
Increase the visibility of France’s foremost laboratories, universities and start-ups
Support young innovative companies and the internationalization of competitiveness clusters
Close collaboration between the OST and other diplomatic divisions, such as the Economic Department, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France as well as French Research Organizations (CNRS, Inserm, CNES, CEA), allows the OST to efficiently handle the many economic and social implications of current science and technology issues.