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Antoine Petit appointed member of the National Industry Council

Antoine Petit was appointed member of the National Industry Council and its executive committee as a qualified personality by an order of the Prime Minister on November 18,2017.

The mission of the National Industry Council (CNI), created in 2013, is to enlighten and advise public authorities on the situation of industry and services to industry in France, at national, territorial and international levels, by integrating the stakes in export. It is chaired by the Prime Minister and brings together companies and union representatives around strategic themes such as training, innovation, business financing, the circular economy and international development.

The CNI presides over the elaboration of sector contracts by each of the strategic sector committees (CSF) which, based on a convergence of points of view between industrialists, trade union organisations and the State, identify the actions to be deployed as a matter of priority. The CSFs are chaired and managed operationally by an industrialist.

Cross-cutting working groups, called thematic sections (ST), complete the system. They were set up either to carry out a study and formulate proposals on specific subjects (public participation in industry, access to finance) or to deal on a permanent basis with a cross-cutting issue for all the FSBs (employment and skills, regulation and simplification, Europe, Industry of the future).

The CNI now has a tightened Executive Committee with a steering role. This committee will meet quarterly and will be chaired by the Prime Minister or, in his absence, by the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of industry. Its format is narrow (16 members). In addition to the ministers concerned by the agenda, the Executive Committee includes a representative of France's Regions, the Chief Executive Officer of Bpifrance, five representatives of industrial companies, five representatives of unions and two qualified personalities, including Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria and President of IHEST, and François Germinet, provisional administrator of Comue Université Paris Seine.

We are proud to be able to contribute to making the French research voice heard at the CNI and to advocate for more links between academic research and the socio-economic world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Antoine Petit, PDG d'Inria