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The partnership between École Polytechnique, a member of IP Paris, and the CNRS renewed

The partnership between École Polytechnique, a member of IP Paris, and the CNRS renewed
07 Oct. 2021

The historic partnership between École polytechnique, a member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) was renewed during a ceremony on the CNRS campus in Gif-sur-Yvette, bringing together for the occasion all the academic institutions involved.

signature du renouvellement de la convention X-CNRS

From left to right: Catherine Gaudy, Managing Direector of GENES, Elisabeth Crépon, Managing Director of ENSTA Paris, Eric Labaye, President of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Ecole Polytechnique, Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of CNRS, Sylvie Retailleau, President of Université Paris-Saclay, Christine Jacquemin, Secretary General of AgroParisTech, Romain Soubeyran, President of CentraleSupélec, Pierre-Paul Zalio, President of the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and Jean-Louis Martin, Managing Director of the Institut d'Optique Graduate School. © Xavier Pierre pour le CNRS.

Created in 2019, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) is a public higher education and research institution that brings together five prestigious French engineering Schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Under the auspices of the Institute, they share their bicentennial combined expertise to fulfill two major ambitions : to develop educational programs of excellence and cutting-edge research in science and technology.

Thanks to the academic roots of its five founding schools and its alliance with HEC Paris, IP Paris is positioned as a leading education and research institution in France and internationally.

The agreement signed for the period from 2020 to 2025 is a continuation of a dynamic and strategic collaboration established in 2009 between École Polytechnique and the National Centre for Scientific Research. ENSTA Paris and the Groupe des Écoles Nationales d'Économie et Statistique (GENES) have signed this agreement for their joint laboratories with École Polytechnique.

The partnership between École Polytechnique and the CNRS has the common goal of strengthening fundamental research, increasing the potential for innovation and enhancing the Saclay area international attractiveness.

"The partnership agreement between the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the CNRS expresses our determination to continue the historic and fruitful collaboration that exists between the CNRS and our Schools. It reaffirms our shared commitment to developing research and ensuring that society continues to benefit from the discoveries of our scientists," said Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

The strategic research orientations defined by École Polytechnique within the Institut Polytechnique de Paris aim to conduct fundamental research projects for the benefit of the society as a whole, with industrial, environmental and societal applications.

The synergy of forces and interdisciplinarity generated by this partnership opens up strong prospects for research in a wide range of disciplines, such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, health, biotechnology, energy and climate.

 "The strong strategic partnership established between IP Paris and the CNRS will enable us to strengthen the attractiveness of our Institute internationally, to continue to recruit the best researchers, particularly to accelerate the development of our interdisciplinary centers of excellence focused on sustainable development, artificial intelligence or biomedical engineering," said Eric Labaye.

CNRS has participated in the debelopment of the Paris Saclay cluster by supporting its partners in structuring research excellence with the support of the French government.