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New partnership agreement between École Polytechnique and Berkeley

L'X and the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Berkeley signed a new partnership agreement for the new École Polytechnique’s Executive Master degree program. UC Berkeley ITS Director will create an innovative module reflecting academic excellence in transportation and the innovation of Silicon Valley.

The École Polytechnique Executive Master aims to train leaders who can design, deploy and manage in an international perspective and for organizations or companies from any sector of the value-creating business models that have a strong technological dimension.
The program consists of 12 modules of which 9 modules will take place in France and 3 international modules taking place in Asia, Europe and the USA. The international components are a strong point of the program. They allow participants to expand their understanding of management in an international and technological business setting while in different economic and cultural environments.

For 70 years, the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized as one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education, and scholarship.

Second row, from left: Jaques Biot, President of École Polytechnique, Mark Coopersmith, Managing Director and Lead Instructor, Learn2Launch Program, ITS TechTransfer, Senior Fellow Haas Business School and Phillipe Perez, Attaché for Science and Technology, Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

The module, Transportation Sector and Silicon Valley Ecosystem will cover a variety of topics where participants will develop a strategic vision of management and innovation in the transportation sector. In addition, Berkeley’s location and partnerships will allow for visits to innovation hubs and access to influent Silicon Valley leaders.

The five–day course will run June 10 – June 15, 2018 and will specifically cover:

  • Transportation Systems, Networks and Vehicles (Modeling and control of large-scale mobility systems);
  • Deep Learning for Autonomous Vehicles (computer vision, machine learning, and AI for self- driving cars);
  • Future Urban Transport (an overview of disruptive technologies and service models); Future of Cities (large-scale and long-range urban forecasting);
  • The Silicon Valley ecosystem (to include topics focused on entrepreneurship, funding, venture capital, failure and feedback).

We are very excited to deepen this partnership with École Polytechnique and offer our world class transportation and entrepreneurship education with a new group of students,” says ITS Director and Alumnus of l'X (X 1995) Alexandre Bayen. “We look forward to contributing to the growth of our very rich community of Polytechnique alums amongst our faculty, students and staff.”

We are extremely proud and happy to expand our relationship with UC Berkeley through this new partnership. Our universities share values of excellence, and this agreement with ITS Berkeley will enhance the global vision of participants in our Executive master program,” says Jacques Biot, President of École Polytechnique.