President of Angola João Lourenço visited l’X
João Lourenço, President of Angola, visited l’X on May 28th, 2018 in the framework of his State visit to France.
Jacques Biot, École Polytechnique’s President, François Bouchet, Director-General, Frank Pacard, Provost and Mathieu Lefebvre, Secretary-General of the Essonne Prefecture welcomed a delegation from Angola led by President João Lourenço. They discovered the École Polytechnique’s innovation center and the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Ile-de-France (IPVF).
First of all, the delegation visited the Drahi X-Novation Center (the first center entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation at École Polytechnique) and met with three start-ups. These three French innovative start-ups Accenta, Forssea and FlyInstinct presented to the delegation their projects and goals related to the Angolan market.
Afterwards, the Angolan delegation visited the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Ile-de-France one of the world’s main centers for research, innovation and training in the ﬁeld of photovoltaic solar energy that brings together internationally recognized academic research teams and leaders of the photovoltaic industry located on the Plateau de Saclay.