Our missions


bilateral cooperation

The Office for Science and Technology, in close collaboration with the research organizations represented in Washington, deploys a range of tools to serve Franco-American scientific cooperation and contributes to strengthening France’s attractiveness to our foreign partners.

Seminar for North American laureates of the “Make Our Planet Great Again” program

October 17-18
– Washington DC

Photo MESR OSTP Signature Accord quatique-1

The French Embassy in the United States sent its first encrypted diplomatic message to Paris using a new generation of cryptography, known as post-quantum, designed to resist the decryption capabilities of a quantum computer.

The message, transmitted on November 30, 2022, facilitated the delivery of the memorandum signed on the same day between the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Madame Sylvie Retailleau, and Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) of the United States.

Signing of the partnership agreement between the Pasteur Institute and the Quantitative Bioscience Institute at the University of California, San Francisco

October 21, 2022
– San Francisco



International research networks play an essential and strategic role in enabling researchers to share ideas, accelerate the production of results, and exploit complementary resources. In order to increase links and transatlantic exchanges of students and young researchers, The Office for Science and Technology deploys a range of mobility programs.

Each year, numerous student mobility events are set up between France and the United States thanks to numerous supporting programs. Among these, the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program, created in 1981, aims to initiate or strengthen collaborations, partnerships or joint research projects between French and American laboratory teams. The scholarship program benefits around forty winners in the United States each year.

The Transatlantic Research Partnership aims to encourage innovative research and new collaborations, with a view towards supporting projects involving young researchers (post-docs, doctoral students). Designed to foster forward-looking, collaborative research addressing pressing global challenges, the program supports projects linked to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ten doctoral students from American universities had the opportunity to participate in the FADEx program on the theme of cybersecurity. They were joined by eight doctoral students from French teams at CEA, CNRS, Inria, and Institut Mines-Télécom.

October 15-20, 2023 – Paris



Supporting and promoting innovation made in France, and encouraging public-private partnerships in strategic R&D areas, by involving all stakeholders, entrepreneurs, scientists and students, between France and the USA, constitutes a priority of the Office for Science and Technology.

NETVA immersion week
2023 – Chicago

The New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA – Start in America) program, organized by the Office for Science and Technology (SST) of the French Embassy in the United States, has offered, since 2010, young French deeptech startups personalized support for analysis of opportunities and development of technological partnerships in the United States.

NETVA Immersion Week 2023
San Francisco

FAID Gene therapy
clinical trials

November 17 and 18 – San Diego


scientific communities

The science and technology service relies on a dense and active community of French scientists spread across the entire American territory within universities, businesses, and federal agencies, with which it maintains close and regular links and which it helps to highlight by different means.

France Science and the CNRS organized the very first edition of the France Science Summit! The event promotes French researchers in the United States and celebrates the success of Franco-American collaboration in science and technology. The event focused on three main themes: health, environment, and emerging technologies.

November 6, 2023 – Washington DC

Science Happy Hour

April 6, 2023 – Washington DC