• This first NEST event honored biomedical research as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and in particular, its partners in the United States.
  • Washington, DC - July 1, 2014
  • Hosted at the Embassy of France
  • Washington, DC - July 1, 2014
    First NEST event honored biomedical research as it celebrated the 50th anniversary of Inserm
    50 Years of Health Research Tissue transplantation for obtaining chimeric quail hen
    Inserm/Latron, Patrice

French-American Networking Event in Science & Technology

Members of the French-American scientific community who have established lasting bilateral relationships are uniquely positioned to promote stronger French-American scientific collaborations. They have the mutual desire to increase the sharing of knowledge and to reinforce international alliances.

Through the annual “Networking Event in Science and Technology” (NEST), the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington, DC seeks to bring together and honor these scientific alumni who are familiar with research in both France and the United States. The members of this community serve as true scientific ambassadors between our two countries.

NEST is above all a convivial occasion to meet and exchange information among researchers, entrepreneurs and decision makers. It is also an opportunity for these alumni to come together for a high-level scientific event.

About the Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France in the US


The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Houston - Los Angeles - San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.

The OST’s main priorities are to Monitor and report advances in Science and Technology in the US through newsletters and diplomatic channels, Promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation, Foster exchanges and increase mobility of researchers, doctoral students and entrepreneurs, Serve as a liaison between French and American academic and scientific organizations as well as between the two countries’ central governments and the European Delegation, Increase the visibility of France’s foremost laboratories, universities and start-ups, Support young innovative companies and the internationalization of competitiveness clusters.

Close collaboration between the OST and other diplomatic divisions, such as the Economic Department, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France as well as French Research Organizations (CNRS, Inserm, CNES, CEA), allows the OST to efficiently handle the many economic and social implications of current science and technology issues.