The contribution of French scientific and technological networks

France would like to develop its scientific and technological cooperation mechanisms. In addition to scientific watch, it is organizing to link French competitive clusters with research and development (RD) clusters abroad to promote economic cooperation in the form of joint RD projects, joint ventures, and so on.

France also wants to enhance the steering of its network of international technical experts (comprising some 800 intermediate-sized enterprises – ETIs): they help disseminate national standards by setting French sectoral and geographic priorities through a more strategic approach and by supporting a positioning of French experts that will ensure a return of influence.