ALTRAN: European R&D leader presents its capacities at Innovation Conference

January 24, 2007

On 7 February 2007 Altran, the European leader in high technology and innovation consulting, will hold an event in Brussels to present its research and innovation capacities in key industry sectors including energy, transport, space, security and Information and Communication Technologies, as well as exploring the possibility of R&D collaborations under the current Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7) of the European Union.

The Altran Innovation Conference will bring together industry representatives, researchers, scientists, policy and decision makers, and Altran experts to discuss innovative solutions and ideas in Europe, with a special focus on the identification of potential research partnerships.

The conference will be opened by Mr. Yves de Chaisemartin, Chief Executive Officer of Altran together with Mrs. Nathalie Griesbeck, MEP and Dr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, MEP.

Main speakers of the conference include European Commission Officials from the Directorates General of Energy, Transport, Research, Competitiveness and Innovation, Members of the European Parliament including Ms. Erika Mann who will present the research priorities of the German Council presidency, Council representatives, Mr. Chad Evans, Policy advisor of the US competitiveness Council, as well as representatives from the industrial sector and Altran consultants from Arthur D. Little, Cambridge Consultants, Hilson Moran, Solvay, etc.

The conference will involve four parallel workshops in each of the aforementioned sectors. The Energy Workshop will focus primarily on energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy and power generation. The Transport Workshop will involve aeronautics and air transport, clean and sustainable surface transport. The joint Space and Security Workshop will consist mostly of space science and technology, Communications and technology watch. The last workshop, on Innovation, will cover innovation in Information and Communication Technologies, intellectual property rights and innovation management.

Further information and free online registration to the Altran Innovation Conference can be found at www.iscintelligence.com/altranconference.php

Parallel meeting with potential research collaborators to participate in FP7 will be held during the conference. To request a meeting with one of the Altran experts please submit your request at www.iscintelligence.com/altranmeetingrequest.php.
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About ALTRAN:

ALTRAN is the European leader in high technology and innovation consulting. The group's 16,000 consultants worldwide bring together the entire range of engineering and consulting fields: electronics, information technology, quality and organization. They assist corporations throughout the innovation process, ranging from technological monitoring, applied fundamental research, preparation for production, right through to manufacturing processes, serving most business sectors: automotive, aeronautics, space, telecommunications and energy.

Founded in 1982, ALTRAN operates in 20 countries. ALTRAN had a turnover of €1,430 million in 2005.

For more information on Altran please visit : www.altran.com

Press contact

Pascale Lardin, ALTRAN, European Affairs Manager
Tel : +32 (0)2 737 68 11
Mob : +33 (0)6 72 14 33 27
plardin@altran.net

Declan Kirrane, ISC Intelligence in Science
Tel: +32 (02) 401 61 44
declan.kirrane@iscintelligence.com

ISC-Intelligence in Science

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