IRT SystemX welcomes two new founding members to its board of directors following the dissolution of the Fondation de Coopération Scientifique du Campus Paris Saclay (FCS), which had two seats: the University of Paris-Saclay, represented by Michel Mariton (Vice President for Economic Development) and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, represented by Bruno Cattan (Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee)

On 15 October, the IRT Board of Directors noted the withdrawal of the FCS and voted unanimously to integrate its two new members.

One of the notable initiatives that illustrates the scope of the partnership between SystemX and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris is BART, which federates the largest academic research collective to respond to the challenges of blockchain, including Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis alongside SystemX. Indeed, the University of Paris-Saclay and the schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris are or have been partners in 37 of the Institute’s R&D projects. The laboratories of which they are supervisors or co-supervisors have directed or co-directed 51 theses and co-published 342 times with SystemX. On the University of Paris-Saclay side, SystemX is strongly connected to DATAIA and the shared Anthropolis chair with CentraleSupelec.

The two institutions are already present in the IRT’s scientific and technological council and in the programme orientation committee.

“SystemX is delighted that the University of Paris-Saclay and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris have joined its governance. This seemed natural given its already very strong relations with these two groups of academic players on the Saclay plateau, which represent research excellence in France and worldwide in many cutting-edge fields. Through its ability to bring together and pool skills and know-how, SystemX intends to continue to create value for these players by facilitating transfers to the economic world”, commented Michel Morvan, Chairman of the SystemX Board of Directors.

“Our institute is located on the Saclay plateau for a good reason. There is an extraordinary concentration of French research and innovation players. We are an essential link in the collaboration between and with all these parties. The arrival of the University of Paris-Saclay and the Paris Polytechnic Institute in our governance strengthens the legibility of our action and demonstrates our ability to work with a wide range of partners in the service of digital transformation”, adds Paul Labrogère, Director General of SystemX.

 

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