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On July 8, François Jacq, CEA Chairman, and Professor Dr. Ing. Holger Hanselka, President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), met in Karlsruhe, Germany, to renew their agreement on scientific and technical cooperation. The agreement, which runs for five years, has now been renewed for the third time.
The collaboration between the CEA and the KIT is a symbol of a partnership that dates back many years and which covers nearly all the strategic fields in which both organizations are involved. Originally signed to cover energy, climate and environment technology and key generic technology, this renewed agreement extends cooperation to the fields of transport, information and digital technology, data science, the factory of the future and interaction between citizens, the environment and technology. With these new areas of cooperation now covered by the agreement, projects already being worked on together come under a formal framework. This is intended to strengthen collaboration on addressing major challenges faced by society across Europe.
François Jacq visited some of the research facilities at the KIT: the Fuel Technology Division of the Institute, Energy Lab 2.0., for work on interactions between the components of future smart, connected energy systems, the Karlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN), set up to directly measure neutrino mass, and the Accelerator technology platform.
The meeting between François Jacq and Professor Dr. Ing. Holger Hanselka also provided an opportunity for the two men to discuss recent and future developments on common research subjects at the CEA and the KIT.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.