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Published on 14 December 2022

Alava Thomas
Program Manager, CEA-Leti


Andreucci Philippe 
CEO InjectPower

​Credit photo: Andreucci Philippe 

Philippe Andreucci has an electrical engineering diploma from CentraleSupélec (1999) and a business degree from ESSEC. He joined CEA in 2000 as a marketing engineer. From 2002 to 2004, he worked at PHS MEMS as a R&D product engineer and as a product Marketing Manager. In 2004, he became head of the NEMS program at CEA-Leti. In 2006, he co-founded the Alliance for Nano-systems VLSI, a multicenter research program between CEA-LETI and Caltech (USA). He was Chief Science & Technology officer of this Alliance. 

In 2011, he co-founded APIX Analytics, a startup developing miniaturized systems for detection and online analysis of complex gas mixtures. In 2021, he co-founded InjectPower, a startup developing microbatteries for implanted medical devices. 

In 2022, Philippe Andreucci is the CEO of InjectPower, the administrator of 3 startups and the administrator of the Richelieu Comity, a network of innovative SMEs.


Anand Shikha 
Chief Medical Officer, Withings


Shikha Anand, MD, MPH is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Withings, a consumer electronics company dedicated to at-home health improvement. In this role, Shikha leads Withings' health strategy, overseeing research and regulatory processes and developing solutions for medical professionals, as well as leading direct to consumer health services. Dr. Anand has over 15 years of experience developing innovations and systems that improve health. Her leadership experience includes clinical administration, public health, research, quality improvement, and clinical informatics. Before joining Withings, Doctor Anand served as the Chief Medical Officer at Well, a personalized guide and consumer health platform. She also led health innovation initiatives at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Aetna/ CVS, with state and federal agencies, and Walmart’s Care Clinics. Shikha is a practicing physician who is board certified in pediatrics and clinical informatics.


Through the pandemic, at-home and on-person monitoring of health has surged.  Widespread adoption has led to improvements in technology, including new ways to assess the progression of chronic conditions.  New biomarkers and home technologies can promote better monitoring of conditions, as well as early signals of new disease.   In this presentation, we will discuss innovations in chronic conditions that increase cardiovascular risk.  We will review some of the forthcoming technology in each condition, and review real-world data where it exists.  We will also discuss the place of these biomarkers in clinical diagnosis and monitoring of chronic conditions, and their implications for future management guidelines.


Arcamone Julien
Head of Connectivity & 
Computing Devices Department, 
Silicon Components Division, CEA-Leti 

Julien Arcamone is currently the Head of the Connectivity & Computing Devices Department, within CEA-Leti’s Silicon Components Division, and is one of CEA’s Research Directors.

He graduated from INSA Lyon in Materials Engineering in 2003. Then, he received a PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2007 from CNM-IMB (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), and the HDR from Grenoble-Alpes University in 2017. Since 2003, his research areas span from the design of MEMS and NEMS devices for advanced sensing and actuating applications, as well as the integration of nanomechanical devices with CMOS circuitry, until advanced non-volatile memories and transistors. He is an IEEE Senior Member, and was part of IEEE MEMS conference’s TPC in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Arcamone has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 1 book, and is the co-inventor of 9 patents.

From 2012 to 2017, he was Leti’s MEMS Business Development Manager, in charge of launching Leti’s industrial collaborations worldwide in the MEMS field. In 2018 and 2019, he was Leti Vice-President of Business Development for Asia Region: at this position, he built partnerships with major Asian companies in the field of Semiconductor Technologies. Since the end of 2019, he has been the Head of the Connectivity & Computing Devices Department within Leti’s Silicon Components Division. In this frame, he manages Leti’s R&D teams dedicated to active RF and quantum devices, advanced CMOS and memories devices, and their related advanced computing approaches (Edge AI, IMC), as well as the teams in charge of developing 3D integration technologies.


Barnabé Pierre
Corporate Executive Strategic Advisor of SOITEC


Barraud Sylvain 
Research Director, CEA-Leti, Minatec Campus

Sylvain Barraud, research director at CEA-Leti, joined the institute in 2001. From 2001 to 2009, he was engaged in the physics and transport modeling in advanced CMOS devices. Since 2010, his research activity is focused on the development of Gate-All-Around CMOS technology and 3D integration of logic/memory devices for memory-centric computing (ERC MyCUBE).
He received the Ph.D. degree from the Paris-Sud University, Orsay, France, in 2001. He has authored or co-authored about 200 papers published in international journals and conferences. In 2014, he received the IEEE Electron Devices Society’s Paul Rappaport Award.

For many years now, much effort is devoted to near or in-memory computational (IMC) architectures to reduce data movement. Motivated by the emergence of advanced non-volatile memories, brain-inspired computing paradigms offer new opportunities for implementing energy-efficient systems based on 1T1R memory-array. However, if the 1T1R design is the most reliable architecture for IMC, the cell size remains limited by the conventional access transistor. Thus, exploration of novel 3D 1T1R architecture is key to remain competitive from the crossbar density point of view, while getting rid of any sneak path current. Inspired by the high density of vertically stacked NanoSheet transistors, we present a novel 3D 1T1R memory array, which feature excellent scalability with high storage capabilities. On the basis of this 3D architecture, we investigated its capability to perform memory-centric hyperdimensional computing for different recognition tasks of machine learning.


Berger Pierre-Damien
Director of MinaSmart, Minalogic

MinaSmart is a European Digital Innovation Hub - Auvergne Rhone Alpes Region - acting at the International level. MinaSmart brings all together, key technologies partners and application domains players. Thanks to many tools, from the RTO expertise’s, training, market place, Open Innovation Days, Experiments and funding, MinaSmart helps industrials companies (Start-up, SME, Medium and Large group) to digitalise their process, products or services. 
Pierre-Damien worked previously as CPS European projects manager at CEA-Leti. With more than 20 years of experience, 10 years in industry, 10 years in R & D serving industry, his experience has allowed him to master the right balance between business and innovation - Understand and listen to needs, identify and select innovative solutions, enhance the functions that meet expectations, communicate to radiate.

MINASMART was created to better take advantage of all the Region strengths and tackle its limitations. 13 partners are at the core of MINASMART, which can count on a large ecosystem, to assist SMEs and small-midcaps in their digitalization:
- 2 renowned RTOs : CEA (including LETI & LITEN) and INRIA
- 10 Competitiveness clusters : 3 Digital/Technology oriented (Minalogic, Digital League, ENE) and 7 application sectors clusters (Axelera, Cara, Innov’Alliance, Lyonbiopole, Techtera,Tenerrdis, Vegepolys Valley) in strategic fields for the Region (energy, mobility, textile, environment, agri-food and health) 
- The Regional Economic Development Agency Auvergne Rhône-Entreprises 
These 3 types of entities constitute the essence of MINASMART by joining business experts of each sector, digital experts, and competence centers to drive and accelerate the digital transformation. 

MINASMART will create a dynamic that links transversal market fields into a single ecosystem, and involves all the players from upstream (research) to downstream (applications). 
We will build a more impactful support for the digital innovation and transformation of SMEs.

Bissery Christophe
Head of the Materials, Processes & Environment Projects Unit at Safran Electronics & Defense

Christophe BISSERY is since 2019 the Materials, Processes & Environment Projects Team Manager of Safran Electronics & Defense (SED). He is responsible of the SED substances regulations compliance (REACh, RoHS,…) as well of the development of eco-design tools and processes for the SED materials, processes and products environmental footprint improvement.
Previously, he spent over 20 years in R&D area activities with several management positions in the field of non-ferrous metal production mainly for building applications.
In the context of Product environmental excellence, Christophe BISSERY has conducted within his previous assignment the merging of R&D and Environmental analysis skills, notably through the implementation of an eco-design process which gathers teams of researchers and environmental assessment specialists.

His background is Materials Engineering completed with a PhD in artificial intelligence applied for networks reliability.

The transition to sustainable aviation is an absolute priority for Safran, which is deploying a climate strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and sites. Beyond climate-related issues, Safran takes into account other environmental issues by promoting eco-design so that from product design and throughout their life cycle, environmental impacts are reduced.
In this context, Safran has developed an approach integrating environmental aspects into its R&T projects for the development of new materials and processes.
The proposed presentation will present the approach developed by Safran as well as its deployment within Safran Electronics & Defense through examples taken from recent projects.


Blandin Pierre
Human Health Program Director, CEA-Leti


Pierre BLANDIN has been leading the Human Health Program for the LETI Head Management since 2020. After graduate studies at the Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau, France), he received his PhD from Université Paris Sud (Laboratoire Charles Fabry and Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Orsay) in 2008 in the field of lasers and microscopy. In 2008-2009, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Physical Optics' Group of ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles) and worked on superresolution microscopy. Pierre was hired as associate professor (Maitre de conférences) at Aix Marseille University (Laboratoire Lasers Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques) in 2009. His main research topic was laser-matter interaction and its application in life sciences. He joined CEA-Leti in Grenoble as a research engineer in 2014. In the Micro-Technologies for Biology and Healthcare Division, he has led and been involved in industrial and academic projects focused on biophotonics, optofluidics. Since 2020, he has been working on wearable medical devices. Pierre has co-authored over 100 papers and conference contributions and holds 13 delivered patents.

The keynote will give an overview of LETI One Health R&D program as far as wearable medical devices are concerned. CEA-Leti strategy aims at developing medical devices delivering reliable and robust measurements of physiological parameters in conditions as close as possible to real life. Our ambition is based on four pillars: high-performance sensors, based on CEA-Leti innovative technologies, that together allow multimodal measurements; data processing algorithms that can be embedded as close as possible to the sensors; an advanced understanding of physiology thanks to collaborations with physicians and medical teams; and and in-house medical-grade compatible platforms and facilities which are combined with CEA-Leti knowledge of medical device standards and regulations. In addition to these pillars, LETI's skills and know-how in system architecture and integration (connectivity, security, low power, etc.), allow us to develop autonomous and connected wearable devices, to take them to clinical trials and to transfer them to industrial partners. We will illustrate our approach with examples of successful technology transfer and R&D projects achievements.


Pr. Bloch Jocelyne
Director of .NeuroRestore
Neurosurgeon at CHUV

Credit photo: .NeuroRestore

Jocelyne Bloch graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Lausanne University in 1994 and obtained her neurosurgical degree in 2002. She specialized in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and acquired an extensive experience and expertise in deep brain stimulation (DBS) and neuromodulation for movement disorders, pain and epilepsy. She is in charge of the functional neurosurgical unit at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

Very active in experimental medicine and translational neuroscience, she nourishes a profound interest in the development of new indications for DBS, and in advancing technologies and therapeutic paradigms in neuromodulation, neuro-regeneration, and cell therapy.

She is associate Professor in the department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV) and adjunct Professor in the Center for Neuroprosthetics at EPFL where together with Grégoire Courtine she is director of the Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies (.NeuroRestore).

Spinal cord injury alters the communication between the brain and spinal cord, leading to unrecoverable neurological deficits. We found that epidural electrical stimulation utilizes large-diameter afferent fibers within the posterior roots as a gateway to spatially and molecularly defined populations of neurons in the spinal cord. This understanding allowed us to design implantable neurostimulation systems that precisely modulate neural circuits involved in the regulation of motor functions. We show that these systems restored mobility after clinically complete spinal cord injury; but the number of addressable neurological functions with this therapeutic strategy is growing.


Blum Olivier
 Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric


As Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric's Energy Management business, Olivier is responsible for the entire Energy Management portfolio of world-leading technologies, software and services. Olivier is an active promoter of Sustainability and "Electricity 4.0" the fastest route to a net zero world that is more electric and more digital.

Olivier has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2014. In his previous role as Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Olivier led the development of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sustainability and Quality. Prior to that, Olivier led Schneider's People Strategy as Chief Human Resources Officer between 2014 and 2020.

Olivier began his career at Schneider Electric in 1993 in his home country of France. He has been living and working in Asia for the last two decades, where he has held leadership positions as the Regional Head of Strategy for China and the Regional Managing Director for India, before taking on the global role of Executive Vice President for the Home & Distribution Division based in Hong Kong.

Olivier has been a Non-Executive Director on both AVEVA Group PLC (as Remuneration Committee member) and Delta Dore Boards since 2020.

In 2019, Olivier received France's Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year Award from Cadremploi, Morgan Phillips Hudson, Le Figaro Décideurs and Fyte, in recognition of how he transformed Schneider's leadership and culture at a global scale. In 2021, his sustainability efforts across the Company saw Schneider Electric recognized by Corporate Knights as the World's Most Sustainable Corporation.

Olivier graduated from Grenoble Business School (GEM), France.


Boisseau Patrick
Director General, Strategic Initiatives, MedTech Europe

Credit photo: MedTech Europe

Patrick joined MedTech Europe on September 2021, as Director, EU Research & Innovation Partnership Policies. He develops, promotes, represents and leads the industry in EU Research and Innovation Partnerships or Programs, working on European projects and interacting with the European Commission in the set-up, follow-up and coordination of European funding(ed) projects and any other similar EU initiatives.

Patrick is leading MedTech Europe activities and representation in critical framework programmes such as Horizon Europe, EIT Health and others.
Patrick managed a significant number of EU collaborative projects, research infrastructures, coordination actions and networks of excellence. His scientific and technical expertise are in nanomedicine, drug delivery, medical imaging and innovative medical technologies. 

In his capacity as Director General, Patrick is leading the development of key Industry Strategic Initiatives. Patrick’s focus is to drive the three following key strategic initiatives:  MedTech Europe Value-Based Health Care deployment, Digital Health expansion and finalising the EU/Medtech industry public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the healthcare industry. 

Patrick was educated as an agronomist at the National Agronomic Institute Paris-Grignon,  and as an engineer at ENGREF (École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts), together with a specialisation in DEA Nutrition Humaine at the University PARIS VI (France).


Vincent Bouchiat
CEO & Co-founder of Grapheal

Vincent Bouchiat is the CEO and co-founder of Grapheal, a spin-off company from Neel Institute focusing on connected biosensors. He is on leave from the French National Research Center (CNRS) at Grenoble, where he has a permanent position of Director of Research.  He is an Engineer in Nanoelectronics focusing on translational research and on the biomedical applications of carbon nanostructures. He hold a phD in Quantum Nanoelectronics from CEA-Saclay and he co-authored more than 120 publications with over 5000 citations. He holds 9 international patents.


Bouillet Vincent
Senior Fleet Engineer, GE Renewable Hydro


Vincent Bouillet is a Mechanical engineer in structures and systems. He began his career in 2001 as a service oriented expert in the vibration behaviour of rotating machineries in oil&gas and railways. He then became an Application Engineer for Emerson Process Managment to install online condition monitoring systems on critical machineries. He then became the head of the hydropower business for Dynae in 2008 where he worked on automating signal processing procedures on hydro turbines. He joined GE Hydro R&D in 2012 to develop an intelligent condition monitoring platform comprising signal processing, machine learning and intuitive 3D interface designed for operation & maintenance personnel. In 2017, he started a new position at GE to develop Asset Health indices, RFID passive Temperature sensors and a set of A.IoT Nodes in charge of collecting, fusion and inference of data with mode, failure and anomaly detection.


Bourg Stephane
Project Manager, Valorization and Innovation Office

Dr. Bourg is Project manager in charge of valorization and innovation and international cooperation. He is member of the Scientific Committee of BRGM and of the Strategic Committee of the French Competitiveness Pole Team2.

He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of PROMETIA, an international non-profit association aiming at promoting the development of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy for mining and recycling. This association, gathering academia, research and technology centers and industries, acts as a pre-consortium tank for answering industry R&D needs and fostering innovation in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Stéphane is also the coordinator of the European Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials, SCRREEN, advising the European Commission on critical raw materials strategy. He is a permanent member of the French Committee for Strategic Metals (COMES) headed by the Ministry of Ecology Transition and the Ministry of Economy and Finances.

He graduated has an Engineer from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris (1993) and is Doctor in Chemistry from the University of Montpellier (1998). He is still involved in research activities related to life cycle assessment of energy systems, raw materials value chain analysis and circular economy models. 


Briman Eran
VP Marketing & Business Development, Weebitnano

Eran Briman has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor IP field. He held engineering and engineering management roles at DSP Group, where he led large development teams. As Chief Architect at CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP platforms and applications, Eran held overall responsibility for the research and development of next-generation DSP cores. In 2004 Eran took his first business position, relocating to Silicon Valley, serving as Product Marketing Director and specializing in wireless communication and multimedia applications. In 2008 Eran was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for CEVA, where he helped lead the company to becoming the de-facto standard DSP vendor in numerous markets including mobile, IoT, surveillance, infrastructure and automotive.

In 2016 Eran joined Corephotonics, an imaging IP start-up that pioneered the multi-aperture domain in mobile devices. Following a successful commercialization phase, with over 1B devices deploying its’ technologies, the company was acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2019. Eran joined Weebit Nano as VP Marketing and Business Development in 2020.

Eran Briman holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.  He holds several patents in and has authored numerous technical and business publications.

ReRAM Moves from Lab to Fab
ReRAM technology is moving out of R&D and entering the commercialization phase as an embedded NVM targeting a wide range of applications that can benefit from its low power consumption, low cost, fast switching capability high temperature reliability and process simplicity. We’ll discuss the current state of ReRAM, including the latest technology and market developments and new qualification data from Weebit and Leti. We’ll also talk about some of the applications where we first expect to see ReRAM in mass production. We’ll wrap up with a glimpse into the future of ReRAM, where the technology has the potential to be used as a computing element in areas such as neuromorphic computing and novel microelectronics architectures.


Cagnard Marc
International Director
Team France Export Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Holding a Masters degree in international business Law and graduated from ISEG Business school, Marc Cagnard started his career in London at the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain. He then joined from 1994 to 1997 a French SME as corporate general services director. From 1997 to 2002, he was in charge of the aeronautics, space and high technologies division at the Financial and Trade Commission at the French Embassy in Moscow where he acquired the experience of negociations on sensitive issues. In 2002, he took on new responsibilities at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in Paris, running the Transportation and Automotive networks of strategic intelligence of the French Treasure Department. 

He then joined from 2005 to 2010 the Trade Commission of the French Embassy in Brazil, as deputy commissionner in Sao Paulo before becoming Managing Director for Business France in Hanoi, Vietnam (2010-2015). He was then Managing Director for the Middle East at Business France, based in Dubai, from 2015 to 2019. Since 2019, he is International Director, Team France Export Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, based at the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional Chamber of Commerce in Lyon.  

Backed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Business France, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Bpifrance, Team France Export synergises the expertise of its founders and combines the expertise of public and private operators supporting export. With its international advisors based in the regions and abroad, and the resources of, each business, whatever its sector and size, is guaranteed to find the fitting solution and the appropriate contact to initiate, support or develop its international business volumes. This webinar aims at presenting to the French entrepreneurs the solutions offered by Team France Export to help them to foster their export growth. 


Catrou Sandrine
VP of Sales and Marketing, CEA-Leti

Credit photo: Utopikphoto

Sandrine Catrou obtained an Electrical Engineering diploma from ENSERB and a Master Degree in Microelectronics from Bordeaux University in 1991. She has spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor industry working for different companies and taking different positions ranging from Integrated Circuit designer, program manager, product marketing and business manager. In her industrial career, she had the opportunity to develop many miniaturized solutions and semiconductor processes in close collaboration with medical device manufacturers including Boehringer, William Demant, Sorin Group, Medtronic, Siemens Healthineers... 

In 2005, she became responsible for STMicroelectronics Foundry Business mainly focused on medical device applications. In 2011, she joined CEA Technology Transfer Office as Market Research Manager with global responsibility for CEA Electronics and Healthcare technology transfers. She has been involved in the creation of half a dozen CEA healthcare startups. In 2015, she joined CEA-Leti CTO office as Strategic Marketing Manager to work on the institute technology roadmaps and go to market strategy.


Pr Chabardes Stephan
Head of neurosurgery department at CHUGA
Head of clinical department at Clinatec, CEA-Leti
Credit photo: Clinatec


Pr Stephan Chabardes is professor of neurosurgery at Grenoble Alpes University. He is the head of the Neurosurgery Department at Grenoble-Alpes university hospital and of the Clinical unit at CLINATEC, CEA-LETI. He is member of the executive committee of the ESSFN (European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery), member of the board of directors of the WSSFN (World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery) and President of the Functional and Stereotactic section of the French Neurosurgery society. Pr Chabardes has participated to the publication of more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and is currently heading different clinical trials on deep brain stimulation.

A Brain Computer Interface (BCI) system for a chronic clinical application is one of the major challenges in the field of neuroprosthetics. 
The CEA Leti Clinatec team has developed a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system including the first 64-channel fully-implantable WIMAGINE® device enabling wireless brain activity recording in humans, along with a dedicated real-time brain decoding software. This WIMAGINE-BCI system was evaluated, for the first time, in a context of a clinical trial (NCT02550522) with a tetraplegic patient trained progressively to perform motor mental tasks to control a 4-limbs exoskeleton. More recently, the WIMAGINE-BCI system was also used in the context of a Brain-Spine Interface clinical trial (NCT04632290) for the restoration of walking in paraplegic patients, in collaboration with EPFL and CHUV Lausanne. 
This opens perspectives for daily use by patients with motor disabilities to allow them to control functional effectors such as light exoskeletons or spinal cord stimulation systems


Chartier Isabelle
DigiFed Coordinator, CEA- IRT Nanoelec

Isabelle Chartier has more than 30 years at CEA-Leti in Cyber Physical System: IoT, Flexible electronics, Cybersecurity. More than 20 years dedicated to technical support to SMEs in different application field (Smart Textile, Health , handicap and ageing well…).

« DigiFed is a H2020 project dedicated to supporting EU SME & MidCap to digitalise their product & services and reaching new markets enabled by Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) & Embedded Systems. DigiFed partnerships are designed to strengthen a European high-tech ecosystem through the adoption of advanced digital technologies (CPS) and a combination of Regional, National and European funding instruments so that companies and in particular SMEs can benefit from knowledge sharing regardless of their location and profile/matureness/sector/readiness/experience. »


Charvet Guillaume
Head of Medical Device Development Lab 
at Clinatec, CEA-Leti

Guillaume Charvet is currently Head of Medical Devices Development Lab within CEA Leti CLINATEC® in Grenoble (France), with the mission to specify, develop and integrate innovative medical devices in response to medical needs. Its technological research activities are oriented towards the field of neuroengineering for neuroprosthetics and neuromodulation devices. Currently, he leads the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) program at Clinatec.  His team develops a  Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system for a chronic clinical application for movement compensation of patients with motor disabilities. 

This technology is based on a unique fully-implantable WIMAGINE® device enabling wireless brain activity recording along with a dedicated software environment and efficient neuronal activity decoding algorithms. This technology is currently evaluated in the context of two clinical trials to provide the proof that it is possible to control complex effectors, such as a 4-limb exoskeleton (tetraplegic) or spinal cord stimulator (paraplegic), thanks to brain activity monitoring and decoding. Recently, his team obtained two scientific prizes (the international BCI Award 2020 (2nd place) and the Leenaards 2021 science prize for biomedical research) and several institutional fundings (ANR-SNF project, Horizon Europe EIC projects, MSCA project).

A Brain Computer Interface (BCI) system for a chronic clinical application is one of the major challenges in the field of neuroprosthetics. 
The CEA Leti Clinatec team has developed a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system including the first 64-channel fully-implantable WIMAGINE® device enabling wireless brain activity recording in humans, along with a dedicated real-time brain decoding software. This WIMAGINE-BCI system was evaluated, for the first time, in a context of a clinical trial (NCT02550522) with a tetraplegic patient trained progressively to perform motor mental tasks to control a 4-limbs exoskeleton. More recently, the WIMAGINE-BCI system was also used in the context of a Brain-Spine Interface clinical trial (NCT04632290) for the restoration of walking in paraplegic patients, in collaboration with EPFL and CHUV Lausanne. 
This opens perspectives for daily use by patients with motor disabilities to allow them to control functional effectors such as light exoskeletons or spinal cord stimulation systems


Chau Robert
Director of Intel EU Semiconductor and Packaging Research & Intel Senior Fellow 

Dr. Robert Chau is the director of Intel EU Semiconductor and Packaging Research and an Intel Senior Fellow, responsible for expanding Intel Technology Development’s research infrastructure and strengthening its research efforts in Europe. Prior to taking on this new role Chau was the general manager of Intel Components Research (CR) for the last 8 years, responsible for internal R&D to enable future process and packaging technology options for Moore’s Law extension. Under Chau’s leadership CR delivered many industry-first innovations such as PowerVia architecture, Foveros Omni interconnect and 300mm GaN technology. 

A 33-year Intel veteran, Chau holds more than 480 issued U.S. patents and was the recipient of the 2015 Intel Inventor of the Year award. He received numerous semiconductor industry awards including the 2012 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for his pioneer work on strained Si, high-k gate dielectrics and FinFET. Chau is an IEEE Fellow and an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Robert Chau's executive keynote at the plenary session on June 21st

As Intel increases its EU presence in manufacturing and R&D, we create a center of gravity to drive expanded research collaborations with European research institutes, universities and the semiconductor industry across the continent.

The EU already has many world-class research programs in areas such as transistor architectures & interconnects, advanced lithography, advanced packaging, novel materials, advanced design and semiconductor memories. Intel is bringing its own most advanced technologies and research prowess to the continent with strengthened partnerships with EU research communities to focus on and deliver revolutionary, game-changing technology options that will enable both i) significant semiconductor and packaging research advancement in the EU and ii) Moore's Law extension for many years to come. This is very exciting time for the Intel and EU research as we join in in driving Moore's Law and defining the future for the industry.

Robert Chau's opening talk for the technical workshop named "new paradigms for computing" on June 22nd
New computing paradigms refer to computing approaches beyond the traditional digital computing, such as energy-efficient computing with beyond-CMOS switches, neuromorphic computing, compute-in-memory, compute-near-memory, probabilistic computing, quantum computing, etc.  The realization of many of these new paradigms require new charge-based or non-charge-based switching devices (e.g. tunnel FET, magneto-electric and spin-based devices, spin torque oscillators, silicon qubits), new memory devices (e.g. FeRAM, MRAM, FeFET), as well as new monolithic or system 3D heterogeneous integration to connect the components together. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities of these emerging devices and process technologies for the new computer paradigms.


Chéry Jean-Marc
President & CEO of STMicroelectronics

Jean-Marc Chery is STMicroelectronics’ President and Chief Executive Officer and has held this position since May 31st, 2018. He is the Sole Member of ST’s Managing Board and chairs its Executive Committee.

Chery began his career in the Quality organization of Matra, the French engineering group. In 1986, he joined Thomson Semiconducteurs, which subsequently became ST, and held various management positions in product planning and manufacturing, rising to lead ST’s wafer fabs in Tours, France, and later in Rousset, France. In 2005, Chery led the company-wide 6-inch wafer-production restructuring program before taking charge of ST’s Front-End Manufacturing operations in Asia Pacific. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer and assumed additional responsibilities for Manufacturing and Quality (2011) and the Digital Product Sector (2012). In 2014, Chery was appointed ST’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for Technology and Manufacturing operations. In July 2017, Chery was appointed Deputy CEO with overall responsibility for Technology and Manufacturing, as well as for Sales and Marketing operations.

Chery is a member of the Board of Directors at Legrand and Chairman of the France – Malaysia Business Council at Medef International. Previously, he was President of the European microelectronics R&D program AENEAS and served as President of the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) in 2019- 2021. Chery was promoted Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in July 2019.

Jean-Marc Chery was born in Orleans, France, in 1960, and graduated with a degree in Engineering from the ENSAM engineering school in Paris, France


Christmann Patrice
Consultant, Krysmine

Dr. Patrice Christmann became a self-employed researcher, after a 40 years career with BRGM, the French Geological Survey where his last position was Deputy Director, Strategy and Research. He in an economic geologist (Ph.D, Grenoble France, 1979) and graduated too from the ESCP Europe Business School (1993). His fields of expertise are mineral raw materials economics and policies, as well as sustainable natural resources management.
He started his career in 1970, still being a student, in Québec (Canada) doing geological mapping and mineral exploration with the Ministry for Natural Resources. With BRGM, he worked 8 years abroad as a field geologist (Iran, then Yemen) before starting a management career, which included to secondments to Brussels: as seconded national expert to the European Commission (DG Development). There, he co-managed the SYSMIN special financing facility in support of the development of the mineral industry in the Africa-Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (1997-2000); and from 2004 to 2009 as elected Secretary General of EuroGeoSurveys, the Association of the European Geological Surveys. 

Afterwards he became the head of the BRGM Mineral Resources Department before joining the Strategy Directorate. He was a member of the UN International Resource Panel from 2011 to 2020

The presentation will provide an introduction to the concepts of "critical" and "strategic" minerals and markets, focusing on those of particular relevance to the ICT industry, from a sustainability and resilience perspective. 
It will present some important supply-chain related issues from a cradle (mineral exploration and mining) to gate (availability of inputs needed by the ITC industry) and provide thoughts on regulatory and research/ innovation developments that would help to bolster the resilience and the further development of the French and EU ICT industries. 


Clemente Antonio
Senior Expert on Antenna and Propagation, CEA-Leti

Received B.S. and M.S. degrees in telecommunication engineering and remote sensing systems from the University of Siena, Italy and a Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the University of Rennes 1, France. He realized his master thesis project at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark, where he worked on spherical nearfield antenna measurements. Since 2013, he has been a research engineer in CEA-Leti's Wireless & Telecom Unit. His current research interests include fixed-beam and electronically reconfigurable transmit array antennas, RIS, millimeter-wave and sub-THz antennas, antenna arrays, near-field focused systems, antenna modelling, and numerous other antenna areas.  He has authored or co-authored more than 110 papers in international journals and conferences, received 15 patents and has won several awards for conference presentations. 


Coppola Marcello
R&D Technical Director, STMicroelectronics


Pr. Courtine Grégoire
Director of .NeuroRestore
Professor of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at EPFL

Credit photo: .NeuroRestore

Grégoire Courtine is a French neuroscientist and a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research focuses on the field of neurotechnology, with the aim to restore locomotor functions in patients with central nervous system disorders such as spinal cord injuries. Pr Courtine heads the G-LAB within the Brain Mind Institute and the Center for Neuroprosthetics at EPFL. In 2014, Pr Courtine founded the biotechnology venture 'Onward' with the aim to develop novel neurostimulation therapies. 

Since 2019, Pr Courtine together with Doctor Jocelyne Bloch leads the Neurorestore Laboratory, a research center for interventional neurotherapies, jointly initiated by the Defitech Foundation, the Lausanne University Hospital, the University of Lausanne and the EPFL. Professor Courtine has received several international research and innovation prizes such as the Chancellor's Award for postdoctoral research (2008), the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia Schellenberg Research prize (2010), the Debiopharm Group Life Science Award (2013), the Rolex Award (2019) and the IET A F Harvey Prize (2020).

Spinal cord injury alters the communication between the brain and spinal cord, leading to unrecoverable neurological deficits. We found that epidural electrical stimulation utilizes large-diameter afferent fibers within the posterior roots as a gateway to spatially and molecularly defined populations of neurons in the spinal cord. This understanding allowed us to design implantable neurostimulation systems that precisely modulate neural circuits involved in the regulation of motor functions. We show that these systems restored mobility after clinically complete spinal cord injury; but the number of addressable neurological functions with this therapeutic strategy is growing.


Dauvé Sébastien
CEO of CEA-Leti

Sébastien Dauvé was named CEO of CEA-Leti effective on July 1, 2021, after more than twenty years of experience in microelectronics technologies and their applications, including clean mobility, medicine of the future, cybersecurity, and power electronics. 

Sébastien Dauvé started his career at the French Armament Electronics Center, where he worked on developing synthetic-aperture radar. In 2003, he joined CEA-Leti as an industrial transfer manager and supervised several joint research laboratories, in particular with the multinational Michelin. 

In 2007, Sébastien Dauvé became a laboratory manager, then head of an R&D department in the area of sensors applied to the Internet of things and electric mobility. During this time, he supported the dissemination of new technologies in industry, including the automotive industry (Renault), aeronautics, national defense (SAFRAN), and microchips with the industry leader Intel. He played an active role in the creation of start-ups in application fields ranging from health to infrastructure security, leading to dozens of new jobs. In 2016, he became Director of the CEA-Leti Systems Division. 

From sensors to wireless communication, Sébastien Dauvé has played an active role in the digital transformation, focused on coupling energy frugality and performance. He has made cross-disciplinary approaches central to innovation by harnessing the expertise of talented teams with diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to provide technological tools for meeting the major societal challenges of the future. 

Sébastien Dauvé is a graduate of the French Ecole Polytechnique and the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO).


Delattre Vincent
VP Business Development & Co-Founder
ONWARD Medical


Vincent Delattre, Ph.D. is Vice President Business Development and Co-founder of ONWARD Medical, a medical technology company creating innovative therapies to restore movement, independence, and health in people with spinal cord injury. ONWARD’s work builds on more than a decade of basic science and preclinical research conducted at the world’s leading neuroscience laboratories. The company’s first FDA pivotal trial, called Up-LIFT, completed enrollment in December 2021 with 65 subjects worldwide.

ONWARD is headquartered at the High-Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with premises in Lausanne, Switzerland and a growing U.S. presence in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

Dr Vincent Delattre is responsible for leading and executing the company’s business and intellectual property strategies and leveraging the latest scientific and clinical discoveries to identify potential market opportunities and business partners. 

Under his leadership the company won several awards and raised over €45M in funding. Vincent is an inventor in 19 patent families and co-author of numerous high-impact scientific publications in nature, cell, nature communication and nature medicine.

Vincent holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). His work combining neurophysiological experiments with modeling of neural circuits dynamics focused on the impact of electrical stimulation on neuroplasticity and neural circuits organization. He also obtained his Master of Life Science and Engineering from EPFL.


Di Cioccio Léa

Sustainability program manager, Director of research, CEA-Leti


Léa Di Cioccio is Director of Research at CEA-Leti. She is currently in charge of the CEA-Leti-Eco innovation program.

Since 1990, when she joined the organization, she has conducted research activities in materials, epitaxy, direct bonding, etc. in the fields of 3D integration and power components in the frame of collaborations with STmicrolectronics, SOITEC and in lots European projects. She is the author of more than 200 publications, 5 book chapters and 40 patents. Concerned by the socio-ecological transitions underway, she is working to introduce these new paradigms into the organization's research methodologies and strategy. 


Dreanno Catherine

Head of Marine Sensors Laboratory at IFREMER 

During her studies, Catherine DREANNO focused and specialized in marine biology and ecology. She is passionate about the physiology of reproduction and development of aquaculture organisms and marine invertebrates. After 9 years of post-doctoral work abroad and in France, her taste for innovation and R&D led her to join the Research and Technological Development unit at Ifremer in 2008 to work on several themes, in particular those concerning the development of in situ biosensors and molecular diagnostic methods dedicated, for example, to the detection of toxic microalgae and marine toxins. Her other areas of research focus on understanding the processes of biofilm development and biocolonization of surfaces in order to develop new strategies to limit the formation of marine fouling. Since 2016, she is looking at plastic pollution, especially that of microplastics; as it became a major environmental issue for our society. She is leading the Detection, Sensors and Measurements Laboratory since 2017. Her lab focuses on the development of in situ sensors and measurement systems, whether for coastal and offshore environments or for deep-sea ecosystems.


Duranton Marc 
European Program Manager, CEA-List

Dr. Marc Duranton is a member of the Digital Systems and Integrated Circuits Division of the Research and Technology Department of CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), where he is involved in realizations for Artificial Intelligence, for Cyber Physical Systems and for distributed systems from IoT to Cloud.
He previously spent more than 20 years in Philips and Philips Semiconductors where he led the development of the family of L-Neuro chips, digital processors using artificial neural networks techniques. He also worked on several video coprocessors for the VLIW processor TriMedia and for various Nexperia platforms. In NXP Semiconductors, he was in charge of Ne-XVP project that targeted the design of the hardware and software of a multi-core processor for real-time applications and for consumer video processing.
His interests include Deep Learning, Distributed Artificial Intelligence and emerging paradigms for computing systems, energy efficient computing systems, HPC, embedded systems, (Cognitive) Cyber Physical Systems, distributed and federated computing, parallel architectures for high performance and real-time processing, models of computation and communication with time guaranties. 
He is involved in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Electronics Components and Systems (ECS/KDT SRIA) and in the Strategic Research Agenda  of the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC SRA). He is also in charge of the roadmap activities of the HiPEAC community (High Performance Embedded Architecture and Compilation), freely available at

Computing systems are now everywhere and their domains of application grow every day. But the demand in data and in computing power is also growing at an exponential rate, faster than used to be the “Moore’s law”. For example, the largest structures used for Artificial Intelligence, like GPT-3, have impressive results but also trigger questions about the resources required for their learning phase, in the order of magnitude of hundreds of MWh. 
It is therefore of paramount importance to improve the efficiency of computing systems in all their lifetime. This can only be achieved by combining efforts on several domains: on the algorithmic side, on the codesign application/algorithm/hardware, on the hardware architecture and on the (silicon) technology for example. 
The aim of this presentation is to raise awareness on the energy consumption of computing systems and to show different tracks to improve their energy efficiency.


El Jaafari Mohamed
System engineer, 3GPP RAN1 Lead delegate, Thales Alenia Space

Mohamed EL JAAFARI is a Radio Access Network specialist engineer with 21+ years of experience in cellular communications including 5G NR, eUTRAN, GERAN and Cellular IoT. He received the Engineer degree in telecommunications from EMI in 1999. He is expert in Radio Access Network design, RF Planning, Radio Network Optimization and Radio Access Network System dimensioning with large multi-vendor experience. He also conducts extensive research work on 5G NR NTN and 4G IoT NTN. 

He joined the R&D department of the Telecommunication Business Line of Thales Alenia Space in 2020. He is the lead representative of Thales in 3GPP RAN1 working group where he is a Feature Lead for the 3GPP work item on satellite integration in 5G. Currently he is defining and developing Solutions for 5G NR to support non-terrestrial networks. 


Ernst Thomas 

​Joining CEA-Leti in 1997, he led a variety of collaborative research projects with SOITEC, STMicroelectronics, IBM, Freescale and NXP and also helped launch the gas sensing start-up, APIX. He also led the team developing the first CMOS 3D-stacked nanowires. 

He now serves as the institute's chief scientist and vice president of research with responsibility for long-term research strategy and partnerships. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 technical papers and communications presented at international conferences and has created or co-created 20 patents. 
His professional affiliations include serving on committees of the VLSI technology symposium, and the IEDM, ESSDERC, ULIS, ICICDT and DATE conferences. He also serves as secretary of IEEE EDS France. Thomas received a research grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop multiphysics-integrated smart systems for sensing application.
He received his Electronics Engineering degree, Ph.D. degree and accreditation for Ph.D. supervision from the National Polytechnics Institute of Grenoble (France) in the field of electronics and microelectronics.


Felk Yacine
COO Co-founder at CYSEC


Yacine Felk is CYSEC COO co-founder in charge of collaborative projects on Cloud to Edge Confidential Computing and IP Management. Prior to CYSEC, he spent 10 years in Semiconductor and Quantum industries holding various positions related to Innovation and IP management. In 2018, he has been awarded the "IP Management Award in Security" from Fraunhofer Gesellschaft for patent portfolio management in Quantum field. Yacine Felk graduated with a PhD. in Management Sciences Mines ParisTech and MsC Ensam Paris.


Fensch Thierry
Innovation & Collaborations Director, STMicroelectronics


Thierry FENSCH is Innovation & Collaborations Director for STMicroelectronics Grenoble Site His main accountabilities are to promote transversal innovation for products and technologies, as well as collaborations and “open innovation” initiatives with local and international actors including partnership with start-up (Innovation Booster and ST-Up). 

Telecom Engineer (IMT Atlantic) plus a PhD from INPG (1984), he has started his engineering carrier in 1981 as telecom analog integrated devices design, for wired communications (RNIS, ADSL) then wireless applications (GSM, 3G), in EFCIS, Thomson Semiconductor and finally STMicroelectronics since 1987. In ST He has then handled several positions in R&D and Programs Managements for large customers and contributed to many new products for the market. 

Among all his activities, Thierry FENSCH is specifically active with IRT nanoelec on Pulse and Education Platforms.


Galand Coralie
International Project Manager, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises

Coralie Galand has joined the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises team three years ago after working for 18 months in Japan. 

Passionate about Japan, she holds a Master’s in International Business (LEA) and speaks English and Japanese. She has spent nearly 3 years living in Japan, as a student and for work. Her experiences with Japan has shaped her work choices, as she want to share her knowledge with compagnies.

She is now in charge of guiding Isère located companies to expand globally. She also works with companies based in the French Region Auvergne Rhône Alpes specifically on the Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese markets, as a member of the Team France Export and the Enterprise Europe Network. She helps companies to expand globally by identifying subsidies or program that can be regional, national or international. 


Flegar Matthias
Co-founder, Aguila Technologies


Garnier Charles
European Project Manager, CATIE

Dr. Charles GARNIER, PhD in Fluid Mechanics and with a scientific background, oversees the European projects for CATIE. 
He is in charge of setting up and monitoring European projects as well as the relationship with partners. He has joined CATIE 6 years ago to support the development of a regional platform for the promotion and awareness-raising to digital in the context of the SIMSEO project. He oversaw the H2020 PIXEL project as WP leader related with predictive models and data analysis.


Grenouillet Laurent
Senior Researcher, CEA-Leti

Laurent Grenouillet received the Engineer degree in physics in 1998 from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon, France, and the PhD degree in electronic devices in 2001 for his work on the optical spectroscopy of diluted nitrides grown on GaAs substrates. After a post-doctoral position in the field of Molecular Beam Epitaxy, he joined CEA-Leti in 2002 and worked on GaAs-based VCSELs emitting in the 1.1-1.3μm range and single photon sources with quantum dots. In 2006, he joined the Silicon Photonics group where he developed CMOS compatible hybrid III-V on silicon lasers. In 2009, he joined IBM Alliance in Albany as a Leti assignee to contribute to the development of FDSOI technology. Within Albany state-of-the-art facilities, he extensively worked on device integration to improve performance of FDSOI devices (28nm and 14nm node).

Back in France at CEA-LETI in 2013, he focused on the performance boosters for the 10nm node FDSOI technology, and took part to the FDSOI technology transfer to Global Foundries (22FDX) in 2015. During that period he joined the Advanced Memory Device Laboratory at CEA-Leti. His current research interests include resistive switching memory devices, and ferroelectric HfO2-based memories. Laurent Grenouillet authored or co-authored over 80 papers (conferences and journals) and has filed over 40 patents. He serves as committee member of Solid-State Devices and Materials (SSDM) conference.

Ferroelectric hafnium oxide was unveiled only 10 years ago. Thanks to its CMOS compatibility and potential for scalability, this material not only changes the paradigm of ultra-low power ferroelectric random access memories (FeRAM), but also opens new perspectives for in-memory computing. In this talk we will report on the recent work of CEA-Leti in HfO2-based memories, with a focus on 1T-1C FeRAM arrays for memory applications, and ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) for neuromorphic computing.


Grimaud Guilhem
Leader Eco-innovation, MTB Group

Credit photo: Cedric Michel

Guilhem GRIMAUD graduated in material engineering from the University of Technology of Troyes and holds a PhD from Arts & Métiers ParisTech since 2018 in Industrial Engineering science with the topic “Design of recycling pathways driven by the evaluation of process performance”. After working as an environmental assessment expert between 2014 and 2018, Guilhem GRIMAUD now leads the MTB Group’s eco-innovation department. A transdisciplinary team, which deals with the development of new waste recycling routes (such as batteries or e-waste). The Eco-Innovation Department also supports manufacturers in the eco-design of their products as part of a design for recycling approach.

The MTB Group has an atypical model in the recycling world. On the one hand, MTB Recycling is a recycling operator for industrial waste in France (cables, mixed metals, electronic waste, etc.). On the other hand, MTB Manufacturing is a manufacturer and integrator of recycling solutions that offers its recycling solutions worldwide. All our waste treatment solutions aim to maximize the recovery and quality of the sorted raw materials. We carefully select each stage of the recycling process to minimize the environmental impacts and to maximize the societal benefits. Thanks to numerous partnerships, we are able to offer complete closed-loop waste recycling solutions.


Hardy Eleonore
Business Developer, CEA-Leti

Eleonore Hardy joined CEA-Leti in 2018 as a business developer in silicon photonics.She holds a Master's degree in Engineering and followed a MS in Management & Innovation. Eleonore has been working in the optics and photonics industry since 2005 and previously worked for Philips in the Netherlands and for Varioptic (a BU of Corning) in China. 

During her career, Eleonore has been successful in creating long-term value in lasers in France, China and India for Quantel (Lumibird), and spectrometers in Europe and Asia for Resolution Spectra Systems. Eleonore is dedicated to developing new business opportunities in silicon photonics, especially in communications, sensing and high-performance computing.


Hihi Madjid 
Industrial partnerships, Clinatec, CEA-Leti

Dr. Abdelmadjid Hihi is Head of Programs at CEA-LETI, Grenoble, within the medical technology and clinical research division Clinatec. He is a member of CEA-LETI’s Internal Scientific Council, and is responsible for international collaborations, in particular for medical devices, biomedical research, and neurotechnology. Before joining Clinatec, Madjid was at Génome Québec as Scientific Program Manager; and R&D Group Leader at Chronogen Inc., Montreal. He obtained his Ph.D. in biological sciences from Lausanne University in 1999, and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill.


Horwath Joachim
Chief Technology Officer, Mynaric

Joachim Horwath is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Mynaric. 

Joachim has been serving as a Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer of Mynaric since Mynaric’s founding in 2009 and was re-appointed a member of the management board in 2021, having also served as member of the management board from 2017 to 2019. 

After a research stay at Siemens optical networks for his thesis in 2000 (on simulation of optical fiber amplifiers) and studying atmospheric impacts on optical-free-space communications with the research group OptiKom at the technical University Graz, he joined, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Communications in 2002 as a scientist. 

During his time at the DLR, he focused on numerical simulations of atmospheric index-of refraction turbulence effects and helped to overcome limitations of wireless laser communication. As a project manager he led many national and international projects on space to ground optical communications and space system verification. 

Joachim started optical terminal development at the DLR and successfully demonstrated optical communications on a stratospheric balloon in 2005 for the first time (project STROPEX) and on aircraft in 2008 (project ARGOS). He has also been awarded the Erwin Schrödinger prize in 2015 for his contributions to Quantum Cryptography and has been introduced into the technology hall of fame in 2018 by the space foundation for his contributions to miniaturized and affordable laser communication technology connecting the skies and beyond.   


Hualpa Bastien
European Project Manager, CEA

Bastien HUALPA is expert on European public policies for industry support, and in particular SMEs. Within the  innovation cluster Minalogic, he is dedicated to enhance and deploy digital technologies opportunities to guarantee innovation, maximize public policies impact to favor the European industry competitiveness and growth.

Husser Jacques
Executive Chairman, RemedeeLabs

Jacques HUSSER an Engineering Graduate from two leading French Engineering Schools (Telecom Paris & ESEO) boasts over 30 years in leadership positions and is an expert in Technology, Marketing and Business Development. He co-founded Remedee Labs in December 2016 and developed the company as its CEO before taking the position of Executive Chairman in May 2021. 
Before launching Remedee Labs, HUSSER has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of SIGFOX from 2013 to 2016, a high-growth Toulouse-based company that is developing a global service provider for Internet of Things by deploying a dedicated radio network.
Present in more than 75 countries, the company has raised $300 million and made over 500 recruitments since its inception in 2010.

Prior to that, HUSSER served as Vice President Security/Building Automation of Hager Group, a global provider of solutions and services for electrical installations. He has successively held positions in Sales, Marketing and R&D dedicated to Building Automation and founded and managed a service center with over 25,000 subscribers in the Home Care sector. To be mentioned that HUSSER also served 5 years as a Project and Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard in the late 80’s.
HUSSER has a good command of distribution channels, both in B to B and B to C.  In this capacity, he founded and developed a franchise network dedicated to home automation and home health space and was a board member of H2AD, an e-health company developing a medicalized platform in the frame of Home Hospitalization.


Lagauzere Sandra
Research Scientist & Business Developer, MICROBIA Environnement

Sandra Lagauzere holds the position of Business Developer at Microbia Environnement, a French company offering a novel molecular tool for detecting harmful microorganisms in water, in particular bloom-forming toxigenic cyanobacteria and microalgae. Graduated in biology and environmental sciences, Sandra has been involved for ten years in diverse research projects in ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry and ecological modelling of aquatic ecosystems, at different French and German institutes. With an additional seven-year experience in the biotechnology industry sector, Sandra has been convinced by the capacity of Microbia Environnement for game-changing anticipation of microbial contaminations. She is now taking the challenge to boost the development of the young company and to spread its solutions for improving water quality surveillance.

Microbia Environnement offers a cutting-edge molecular technology, that provides a fast, specific and sensitive tool for the detection of cyanobacteria or microalgae and the prediction of toxic bloom occurrence in environmental waters. It relies on molecular biosensors recognizing specific cyanobacteria/microalgae genetic fingerprints and revealing their actual metabolic activity, thus their growing trend, using a simple ELISA-type colorimetric assay. Applied to high-frequency monitoring, this unique method matches with the needs of high-throughput and cost-effective capacities which are essential for improving current surveillance programs and early warning systems. Besides reglementary methods, it provides waterbody managers, aquaculture professionals and drinking water utilities with a true standardized and self-monitoring capacity to anticipate cyanobacteria/microalgae blooms and to engage proactive decision-making. Further development of the solution focuses on a simplification of the pre-analytical process and the miniaturization of the biosensor physical support into a portative rapid test device.


Lange Emmanuel
CTO, Naox Technologies

Emmanuel Lange, Ing, MS, MBA is currently the Chief technical officer of NaoX technologies, a medical device company that is creating a wearable in-ear electroencephalograph. He is leading the technical and fabrication aspect of the company's product. Emmanuel as joined NaoX as a co-founder and CTO in late 2019. Before that, he was a serial entrepreneur and participated in the creation of 3 companies in power electronics, Ed-tech and Fin-tech. He also worked for several respected companies like SoftBank Robotics Europe, SES-Imagotag and ATEME.

The conjunction of the natural pinch of the auditory canal and the ease of use of earbuds make the ear canal a good place to measure bio signal from the brain and the rest of the body. This short presentation will show you how hearable could push the limits of conventional healthcare toward a personalized & patient-centric companion device. This new frontier is offered by miniaturization, advanced algorithms and appropriate cloud-based data architecture that wasn't available to the industry until now.


Le Guillou Yann
CTO and Co-Founder, Biosency 

Yann Le Guillou has over 23 years of experience working in multi-national teams and companies (Philips, NXP, Zodiac Aerospace, Renesas) and startup (Demand Side Instruments, Syrlinks) with a strong technical and management background. Dr. Le Guillou received his Master of Electrical Engineering from Supélec, Paris, France in 1999. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electronics from University of Caen, France in 2005 and his executive MBA from Rennes School of Business in 2015.
He has been responsible for the architecture definition, product conception and introduction of numerous radiofrequency integrated circuit and transceiver products. Yann has served as Integrated Circuit (IC) designer, RF IC and RF platform architect, head of RF and Mixed signal R&D department, RF program manager. Dr. Le Guillou holds 12 patents and is the author and co-author of 14 international papers.

In 2015, he co-founded Cataris a consulting company that accompanies its client in the creation and development of their innovation. In 2017, he co-founded BiOSENCY where he is currently serving as COO. BiOSENCY aims at providing clinicians with cutting-edge tools to ease cardio-respiratory signal interpretation and facilitate early diagnosis to avoid hospitalization and reduce cost of health provision


Lèquepeys Jean-René
CTO & Deputy Director, CEA-Leti

Jean-René Lèquepeys received  his engineering degree in 1983 from Supélec and taught physics for 2 years in Ouarzazate, Morocco. He joined CEA in October 1985, in Saclay, within the Central Security Office, in the laboratory for the evaluation of means of detection and intrusion ; In 1987, he hold the head of the laboratory. In 1993, he was recruited by DSYS, at LETI in Grenoble, as an R & D engineer, in the field of image processing. He then lead projects in the field of "Telecom"   at LETI before getting the  head of "Telecom, Communicating Objects and Smart Card" programs in 1999, within the team of Jean-Frédéric Clerc. In 2005, he took in charge the Circuits Design Department at LETI / DSYS, and then created, in partenership with the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, a laboratory dedicated to electronic components safety analysis located in Gardanne (Paca). In 2010, from the common initiative of both LETI and LIST Directors, he launched DACLE division, relying on original bi-site and bi-institute model, and focusing on Electronic Architectures, Integrated Circuit Design and Embedded Software.. He participated to the creation of the Division DCOS (Division of Silicon Components) in 2011, and then  lead the division until the end of 2017, when he got back to the head of DACLE division in 2018. In 2000, Jean-René Lèquepeys received  the famous award from SEE "Grand Prix de l'électronique Général Ferrié" for his work in the telecommunications field. He is the author of about fifteen patents in this field.

In 2019 he was appointed Deputy Director in charge of programs at LETI and Deputy Director of the Director of LETI.

The CEA-Leti institute develops innovative application solutions that drive competitiveness and sovereignty, and responds to today's global challenges, including clean and secure energy, health and wellness, sustainable transportation, and information technology. We will present our roadmap to integrate sustainable thinking as we believe it is essential to accept the constraints for sustainable electronics now. We are on the pass to change our mindsets quite radically into our developments through Eco-innovation.


Letavic Ted 
CTO of Computing & Wired Infrastructure BU of Global Foundries

Ted Letavic is Senior Fellow and CTO for the Compute and Wired Infrastructure Business Unit of GlobalFoundries.  Ted has responsibility for system architecture and solution requirements for emerging applications in market segments that include computing, artificial intelligence, wired infrastructure, high speed communications, sensors, and silicon photonics.  He has over 150 patents granted, has authored over 75 reviewed scientific papers, and presently serves on numerous academic, industrial, and national advisory boards.  Present research interests include sub-THz semiconductor devices and silicon photonics.  He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

"Innovation in a New Era of More" 
This talk will distill semiconductor industry mega-trends and visions for next generation disruptive solutions into an integrated market and technology roadmap, and will introduce the foundation of GFLabs to provide a framework for collaborative research in areas including 6G, next generation compute and memory, and sensor technologies.

Mercier Eric
RF Senior Scientist, CEA-Leti

Eric Mercier graduated from the ENSEEIH of Toulouse, France, in 1991, and holds a DEA in microwaves focused on near-field/far-field antenna diagram conversion done at Alcatel Space, Toulouse, France. 


After having held positions in the optical test equipment with Schlumberger, for physical fiber optical link tests, as analog and signal processing engineer, he has pursued his work in semiconductor companies like ST and Atmel as R&D Application & Characterization engineer, as well as Marketing engineer. His main field of interest has been low power RF dedicated to Wireless Sensor Network. He is now at CEA-Leti, France, since 2006, where he has led projects in the scope of ULP RF, with a specific focus on low-power RF transceiver design & implementation as well as on embedded resources dedicated to low-power WSN solutions. 


After having been the Head Manager of the Laboratory for Architectures & Integrated RF design (LAIR), in charge of designing RF solutions for ULP, UWB, LPWA, mmW, high-data rate, RFID, PA, and FEM, with a common target of addressing the lowest possible power consumption and make use of the most advanced CMOS technologies, he is now Deputy Head of the Telecom & Wireless Unit at CEA-Leti. He has coauthored some conference papers and participated to a book chapter on the topic of WSN.


Mercier Denis
Expert on RF components, CEA-Leti


Denis Mercier received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Limoges (France) in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He was a research fellow at The University of Michigan, USA, from 2003 to 2005 where his researches focused on design and fabrication of tunable passive RF components. Since 2005, he is with the CEA-Leti where he works on electromechanical sensors and RF passive components for front-end modules. He is particularly involved in the design, the modelling and the characterization of RF passive components.


RF filters are key components in the signal integrity of communication satellites. Their number can be very large in a satellite although the technologies used today are bulky and heavy, with strong impact on payload. This presentation will explain why integrated acoustic filters can be an interesting alternative and what improvements they can bring. The steps that make it possible to go from materials to packaged components will be explained and the latest results obtained on integrated acoustic filters designed and manufactured in Leti's 200 mm clean rooms will be presented.


Metzger Pascal
CEO, SET Corporation S.A.


After obtaining my engineer diploma and, later, my PhD in photonics on an ophthalmological laser, I have been involved in several development projects. After joining SET, I worked in the mechanical and optical design department of flip-chip bonders for several years and then headed this department. I have now the honour to manage the company, still being involved in various development projects.


Miscopein Benoit 
Wireless Broadband System Lab Manager, CEA-Leti 

Benoit Miscopein obtained his Master’s degree in 1998 from the Institut National Polytechnique (INP) Grenoble, France and his Ph.D. degree from INSA-Lyon in 2010. After 15 years in Orange, he joined CEA-Leti in 2015 as a research engineer and project manager on high speed communication solutions where he developed MAC protocols for 5G applications in the frame of different EU-funded and national projects. Currently head of a laboratory in the wireless system division, he’s managing a research team composed of 20+ people dedicated to the design and implementation of broadband wireless systems for various applications spanning from private custom solutions to the participation of 6G design within EU initiatives. 


Neuder Yannick
 Vice-President for higher education, research, innovation of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Born in 1969, Yannick Neuder grew up in the city of Saint-Etienne de Saint-Geoirs (Isère). 
After his studies in Grenoble, he became a cardiologist at the Grenoble University Hospital Center. 
In 2011, he was appointed chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic division of Grenoble Hospital. In 2014, he was appointed head of the Thorax and Vessels Division 
Simultaneously, he decided to engage in politics in 1995 and was elected to the city council of his birthplace, Saint-Etienne de Saint Geoirs. 

He was elected Vice-Mayor in 2001 and Mayor in 2002, an elective office he held until 2018. 
Later, he became Chairman of Bièvre Toute Aures municipalities community. Under his initiative, the entity grew up by merging with several inter-municipalities. It eventually became Bièvre Isère (50 municipalities; 54,000 locals), an association where he still serves as Chairman. 
Yannick Neuder was vice-president of Isère Association of Mayors until 2016. He decided to resign after his election to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council. 


Nguyen-Dinh An

Credit photo: CAIRDAC


An NGUYEN-DINH is the CEO and founder of CAIRDAC and a member of EPoSS (Smart-System-Integration). 

He is an accomplished medical device specialist with a graduate degree in electronics & µ-mechanic engineering, with over 35 years of experience in Research & Development technologies. 

Prior to founding CAIRDAC, An was Vice-President of R&D at VERMON where he devoted over 30 years to piezoelectric technologies relating to ultrasonic transducers for imaging and therapeutic applications. He spearheaded major patented achievements and innovations such as piezoelectric composite for high performance imaging or cMUT (capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer) considered at the leading edge of ultrasonic transducer designs. 

In 2016, he founded CAIRDAC to develop the first-in-class “self-sustainable” leadless pacemaker ALPSTM (Autonomous Leadless Pacing System) capable of endless operation as it uses an inertial Piezoelectric Energy Harvester (iPEH) synchronized with cardiac rhythm to self-power the device. The concept is protected by more than 20 patent families and represents the next generation in leadless pacing wherein the active implant will function as long as the heart is beating. 

An is highly committed to innovations and new technologies at the European level with a successful track record in EU RDT framework programs among which are several funded projects with LETI. Finally, he has authored and co-authored several dozen patents and publications on piezoelectric transducers, diagnostic imaging, piezoelectric energy harvester and leadless pacemakers.


Nicoleau Serge

Design Plateform General Manager, STMicroelectronics

Serge Nicoleau is General Manager of Technology & Design Platforms for the digital products of STMicroelectronics since 2020. His organization is covering digital technologies, fast analog technologies, memories and optical sensors, with teams in France, in India, in United States and in Taïwan. He started his career in STMicroelectronics in 1998 in manufacturing management of the 200mm Crolles fab, nearby Grenoble. After various positions in manufacturing, process engineering, equipment engineering, he joined in 2004 the Crolles 300mm fab within the Crolles2 Alliance between STMicroelectronics, Motorola/Freescale and Philips/NXP. In 2007, he became Director of Industrial Technologies, before enlarging his responsibilities in 2012 as Deputy Director of the Operations of both Crolles 200 and 300 fabs. 
This role included a specific responsibility for the industrial challenges of Automotive and IoT products in technologies ranging from 0.5μm down to 28nm critical dimensions with their multiple variants and options. In 2018, Serge Nicoleau is engaged into the new STMicroelectronics 300mm fab program in Agrate (Italy) to support Smart Power, Analog Mixed Signal and eNVM products.
Serge Nicoleau holds an Engineering Degree of the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Physics of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon) and a PhD in Particle Physics. 


Nouvel Clement

LiDAR Technical Product Line Director, VALEO

Clément Nouvel is LiDAR Technical Director at Valeo Group, leading supplier in the field of Safety and Automated Driving, and market leader in automotive grade LiDAR sensors.
Prior to this position, Clément has been acting as Active Safety Business Development Director and held several positions at Renault-Nissan Alliance focused on innovation engineering and project management, based in France and Asia.
He is currently in charge of leading Valeo LiDAR product development, a global team including functions ranging from Business Development to Engineering and Technology Partnerships.
Clément holds a Master’s degree from both Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, as well as an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Over the last decade, sensing technologies have allowed major breakthrough in road safety and paved the way to autonomous driving - which will not happen without solutions allowing to substantially surpass human capabilities.
Valeo, market leader in driving assistance systems, has been at the forefront of this revolution using camera and radar technologies adapted to automotive mass-market requirements.
The advent of Autonomous Driving calls calls for technologies able to bring perception performance to a new level, especially as the market is envisioning a wider adoption. 
LiDAR is commonly viewed as the sensing modality able to deliver this breakthrough, as long as integration allows the necessary democratization to make an impact.


Osmanis Ilmars

Founder and CTO, LightSpace Labs


Ilmars Osmanis is a multi-entrepreneur and the CTO of LightSpace Technologies, a leader in volumetric 3D image displays. Previously, he has successfully started HansaMatrix company listed in Nasdaq Baltic main list. The company was also listed among the highly profitable electronics manufacturing high tech company with turnover above 25M$. He has a number of scientific publications and patent application in the field of electromagnetic field analysis and recently – diffuser LCD applications in 3D volumetric display design. Ilmars Osmanis holds a Master degree in Radio and Electronics engineering from Riga Technical University and an Executive MBA course from Riga Business School (Latvia).


Pain Laurent
Business Director of the Silicon Technologies Division, CEA-Leti


Laurent Pain is graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Grenoble in 1992. He received his Ph D after his work on DUV resists study. He joined CEA-LETI in 1996 to work on infra-red technology, and then came back to STmicroelectronics in 1999 working on 193nm and e-beam lithography technologies.

From 2008 to 2014, Laurent Pain leaded the lithography laboratory of the silicon technology division of CEA-LETI. He was also managing in parallel the industrial consortium IMAGINE dedicated to the development of multibeam lithography with MAPPER lithography BV.

Since July 2014, within the LETI Silicon Technology Division, he is now in charge of the business and the partnerships developments of the Silicon Technologies Platform Division.


Pelissier Michael 
Head of RF Architecture and IC Design Lab, CEA-Leti


Michael Pelissier received both an engineering degree and a M.S degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the INPG (Grenoble, French Higher Institute of Engineering) in 2003 and a PhD degree from the same institute in 2006 in the optoelectronics and radiofrequency fields. After some experience in Philips Nijmegen in Netherlands, he joined University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI in 2003 as permanent researcher Engineer. In 2016, he held a visiting researcher position at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. His fields of research are radio architecture & systems solution, analog RF front end design for impulse UWB, RF discrete time , sub-nyquist sampling and sparse signal processing for WLAN or cellular PMR applications. Since 2019, he is leading the RF Architecture and IC Design Laboratory at LETI in charge of RF et mmW Transceiver development, Front End Module and RF sensor IC designs. Targeted application encompassed not only telecommunication such as Wifi, 5G/6G, IoT solution but also RF sensor dedicated for instance to healthcare and health monitoring. He is the author of 8 patents, 3 book-chapters and a JEDEC standardization chapter document. He has received several awards and honors including the SEE award “Grand prix de l’électronique du general Ferrié” in 2011, the award of the “national competition for start-up support” from French research ministry in emerging technology in 2012 and in 2015 he was elevated to the grade of CEA expert in the field of analog electronics.


Patricia Prewitt

Director at Alphabet and General Manager of a stealth-mode, deep-tech project at Alphabet’s ‘Moonshot Factory’, Google X


Patricia Prewitt is a Director at Alphabet and General Manager of a stealth-mode, deep-tech project at Alphabet's 'Moonshot Factory', X (formerly Google X). Prior to joining X, Patricia established the APAC presence of Google's white glove creative agency team, The ZOO, as Head of Business & Creative Operations where she lived in Tokyo and was a key contributor to securing Google Japan's first $1B joint business plan. She then became the lead for Global Onboarding and Training for Google's technical support organization, recruiting and managing a team of 50 instructors. Prior to Google, Patricia was a financial professional at Morgan Stanley, responsible for over $250M in assets invested, and a member of faculty at Oakland's College Preparatory School. She graduated UC Berkeley with a BA in English. In her spare time, you might find her taking a wide variety of educational courses or engaging with one of her many hobbies such as constructing LEGO and performing arts.


X is a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup. This presentation will provide X's perspective on innovation and touch on current areas of focus.


Piero Bruno
Sales and Marketing Director, ALPAO

After earning my Master of Science in Engineering Material Science from both Politecnico of Turin (Italy) and INPG of Grenoble (France) I took the opportunity to join the optics and photonics world to explore my passion for highly technical, added value products and satisfy my curiosity for business and digital marketing. After more than 20 years working for various international, industrial, BtB companies including Teem Photonics, Alcoa, Electropoli and Vogo as Sales & Marketing Director, I joined Alpao one year ago as member of the Board of Directors. My professional background covers corporate strategy, foreign market conquest, contract negotiations, product launch, sales management, digital marketing and CRM implementation. I’ve traveled frequently during my career covering mostly the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Along with my executive career, I’ve founded a consulting agency, Renaissance Conseil, and I’m the VP of Inspire Demain, a NGO dedicated to advising innovative projects in favour of disabled people.


Pierre Aline
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises, Project Manager – Economic Development and Circular Economy

Aline Pierre graduated in Engineering and Management of Sustainable Development from the University of Technology of Troyes in 2010. After working as an eco-conception engineer at Airbus Helicopter between 2009 and 2010, Aline was sustainable development advisor for SMEs at the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Ardèche and Grenoble (France) from 2011 to 2018. She is now project manager in Economic Development in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises. 

Her dual expertise in environment engineering and economic development allows her to support industrial SME’s to develop their business models, integrating resources and environmental issues into their strategies and processes. 

Convinced that a change in the business model is strategic for the sustainability of industries over the coming decade, Aline is developing a support offer for companies in the circular economy, focusing on the functional and cooperation economy.

Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Entreprises is the economic development agency of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region. With its 130 experts in economic development throughout the territory, the Agency supports industrial SMEs and MidCaps in all of their development projects : establishment, economic development, innovation, human resources, international and European projects. The circular economy is at the crossroads of these issues.


Radu Ionut

Senior Director, Innovation, SOITEC


Ionut Radu is Senior Director of Research and External Collaborations being responsible for path finding and technology scouting at Soitec. He is currently involved with industrial and academic innovation platforms supporting strategic developments of advanced substrate materials for semiconductor industry.


Dr. Radu obtained his B.S. in physics from University of Bucharest in 1999 and Ph.D (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics from Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2003. He has co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and reference handbooks and holds more than 80 patents in the field of semiconductor technologies. Dr. Radu is senior member of IEEE society, and elected Vice-President of the EDS France chapter. He contributes to Technical Program Committees of international conferences (ESSDERC, VLSI-TSA) and industrial forums (Semicon Europa).


Ramamurthy Sundar
Group Vice President, General Manager
Epitaxy, Packaging and ICAPS Business Units
Semiconductor Products Group 

Dr. Sundar Ramamurthy is responsible for Applied’s business in wafer-level packaging, specialty semiconductors and epitaxy markets. In this role, Sundar leads an integrated team across the company to fuel growth in some of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry.

Sundar previously led the metal deposition business unit, delivering growth in physical vapor deposition and share gains in atomic layer and chemical vapor deposition of thin metal films. His team commercialized several new products to solve critical transistor and interconnect challenges to enable device scaling, by introducing new materials into volume manufacturing. During his tenure at Applied, Sundar has served in various leadership roles including general management of the front-end products business unit.

Sundar holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Technology degree in metallurgical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and has more than 30 patents granted or pending. Sundar serves in the External Advisory Board for the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He is also an active mentor with the Miller Center in Santa Clara University for accelerating social enterprises.


We are in an unprecedented time of growth- the era of AI Big Data. The era is fueling growth in wafer starts at virtually all nodes. What will hold us back from this future of connected everything? While supply chain is a constraint today, we must keep our eye on the challenge of efficient scaling of devices. Applied’s Power, Performance, Area/Cost, and time (PPACt) Playbook is critical to addressing semiconductor industry’s the most pressing long term challenges. We focus on key areas where PPACt is enabled by new materials, architectures, and more.


Riché Stéphanie
Industrial partnership manager, CEA-Leti

Stéphanie Riché obtained her degree in 2000 from Supelec French engineering school. She has been working for 8 years at R&D departments in the ICT sector, first at HP labs where she conducted research on user context storage, and then, at SFR, a French telecom operator where she worked on services and mobile phone specifications and development. 

She joined CEA leti in 2008 as an industrial project manager. From 2012 to 2017, she held different managerial functions from  "Multimodality sensor systems " laboratory manager  to "Sensor System and Energy" department manager (a team composed of 75 research-engineers producing 20 patents and 40 publications per year as well as 3 startup creations during her time). Since 2018, Stéphanie has been an industrial partnership manager for CEA leti Systems division,  setting-up and managing research and technology transfer programs with industrial partners with a focus on wireless transmission technology.


Rix Nicolajsen Charlotte

Head of Bureau Europe, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises

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Charlotte Rix Nicolajsen is Head of Bureau Europe, a team of 6 seasoned experts in European funding, of the regional economic development agency, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises. 

Graduated in marketing and international commerce, Charlotte started her career by helping Danish companies doing their first steps on the French market. Hereafter she was head of online marketing scouting and then she worked 10 years supporting regional SMEs in their integration of industrial design in their product development. 

Since 2010 she specialized in European funding for innovation and development projects and she is supporting companies, in particular SMEs, in their search for and understanding of the opportunities offered by the European Commission, first at team member of the Bureau Europe and since 2019 as head of the team. Her team is member since 2015 of Enterprise Europe Network, a network financed by the European Commission with 600 consortia spread all over Europe and beyond, helping SMEs internationalize, develop, innovate and finding funding for their projects. 

As the expert team for European funding of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises, the role of the Bureau Europe is to support the regional companies, in particular the SMEs in their search ofr funding for their projects and development and to find their way through the jungle of European Funding ending up identifying what is most adapted to their projects. The Bureau Europe offers a whole range of services to the companies starting at the information level, continuing with training courses, project diagnosis, individual support, partner search, proofreading, pitch training etc. As a member of Enterprise Europe Network, the team has access to colleagues all over Europe and beyond facilitating in particular the partner search of technology and business partners. The Bureau Europe is also in charge of  a support scheme financed by the Region, giving the companies access to financial support when working with a specialized consultant. The speech will explain how regional companies can get support for their funding search and which steps they cross during their search for opportunities. 


Roquet Pascal
Corporate Director Health and Environment

Pascal Roquet is graduated in Electronics from Caen (France) university, starts his career in 1986 within Philips Semiconductors Caen (France) in engineering activities for BiCmos Fab. In 1990 he joined the R&D community within the Business Unit A/D converters, occupied various functions in Engineering,Industrialization and Product Quality fields.
In 2000 he joined the Business Unit Telecom/RF managing the Product Quality and Quality System of the BU. In 2006, within NXP Semiconductors (formally Philips Semiconductors) he took the responsibility of QEHS management system of the whole Business Unit located in Caen (France), Austin (Texas) and Nuremberg (Germany). 
In 2010, following the merge of STMicroelectronics, NXP Wireless and Ericsson Platform, he took the lead of the ST-Ericsson Corporate Quality & Environmental Mgt. System. Since 2013, he lead the Corporate Environment & Health programs of STMicroelectronics.

At ST, we create technology for a sustainable world, in a sustainable way. Sustainable Technology program aims to develop responsible products, in a sustainable way across full life cycle.Our eco-design process helps us innovate while respecting our planet’s resources, assessing the environmental performance of new product designs, contributing to propose “best choices” to the R&D community, and therefore lowering environmental impact before mass production. 


Sauter Fabien
Active implantable medical device expert,
Clinatec, CEA-Leti

Fabien Sauter-Starace has an engineer diploma from the Arts et Métiers (Paris) and a PhD in Mechanics and Material Science. He started his career as a senior scientist at Corning FRC in the field of MEMS and BioMEMS design and packaging. He joined the CEA in 2002 and since 2008 has been, at the biomedical research center CLINATEC® with Professor Alim-Louis BENABID. He is in charge of the technological developments of Active Implantable Medical Devices (biocompatible packaging and micro technologies) from preclinical assessment of novel electrode materials chronic or resorbable on rodent/mini-pigs/sheep to WIMAGINE® CEA’s wireless ECoG devices. 

These developments were compliant with the medical device regulation and safety standard ISO 14708-1. He is working daily in strong interplay with biologists and medical doctors. These projects were all submitted to ethical boards and to national authorization and supervisory authority for drugs and medical products for clinical trials.

The advent of fully-resorbable transient devices would expand medical tools for post-surgical wound monitoring, on-demand drug delivery, or tissue engineering. Biocompatible resorbable materials matching the mechanical properties of soft tissues are required. LETI technology platform possess expertise to characterize, process, and chemically-tailor a variety of bio-sourced polymeric materials. They can be processed as films, bulks, or hydrogels, and conferred with antifouling, antimicrobial, or adhesion properties, as well as electrically conductive or light-responsive functions. The formulation of an ink based on PEDOT conducting polymer doped by a resorbable hyaluronan derivative (HAS) will be detailed. Combined with PLGA films as encapsulating material and molybdenum (Mo) as conductive tracks, PEDOT:HAS was used to design conformable and minimally invasive devices with improved electrodes in terms of impedance, stiffness and charge injection capability. The innovative devices have been transiently implanted in the cortex of rats for a 3-month follow up, including cortical stimulation and recording.


Seux Joelle 
Director of the Grenoble Isère Agency in charge of International (exports & Europe), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises

Credit photo: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises

Joelle Seux is responsible for the Grenoble Isère office of the regional economic development agency, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises. 
She is also in charge of supporting the international development and access to EU funds of regional companies. 

Graduated in HR and Innovation Management, she worked for 18 years to help the installation of foreign companies in France and is now dedicated to help regional companies to expand their markets abroad. 

Joelle Seux plays a key role in helping regional companies to grow, to finance their international development or to find the right contact. She participated in the creation of the agency, and the Team France Export, and aims towards offering relevant services to regional companies such as shared V.I.E, business missions, or collaborative exportation groups. Her team is committed to answer the needs of companies they work with, mainly thanks to incentives whether they are regional, national, or European, and thanks to their large network. 

As a founding member of the Team France Export, the economic regional Agency supports regional companies in their international development. We help companies navigate public and private fundings and programs, to identify what is best for their needs. Using our large network, we connect companies with the right contact. If we do not have the solution, we know the person who has it. In cooperation with our partners, we organize business missions to countries selected by the Region. Our goal is to see regional companies thrive int their international growth. This webinar will introduce our Agency and how we participate in the international ecosystem.


Simoens François
 PhD, CEO & Co-founder, SteerLight 


Skyrme Tess
 Technology Analyst, IDTechEx 

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Tess Skyrme is a Technology Analyst supporting IDTechEx research and consulting within sensor technology and electronics. Tess broadly covers the sensor space including wearable sensors and gas sensors.

Wearable Sensors includes everything from smart watches and virtual reality to skin patches and medical devices. The miniaturization of accelerometers and biometric sensors alongside innovations in batteries for mobile devices has seen the market for wearable technology grow significantly in the last decade. IDTechEx has closely followed the trends in this technology during this time and Tess is covering the latest trends in wearable use as the sector become more established. This includes projects on the use of wearable sensors for digital health and wellness. 

Prior to IDTechEx, Tess Skyrme was a PhD researcher at Cambridge University as part of the Quantum Sensor Group. Tess studied the behavior of superconducting microwave resonators. This work in low temperature physics has applications in astronomy, earth observation and quantum computing. Tess also holds an MRes in Sensor Technology and Applications from Cambridge.

Prior to this, Tess obtained an MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool, during which time she undertook a research placement in the Laser Diagnostics and Combustion Lab at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tess has co-authored a paper in a peer-reviewed journal and presented her work at multiple conference events both in the UK and abroad.


Soubeyrat Céline
EasyPOC Program Manager,CEA

Céline Soubeyrat served ten years as marketer and business developer in the field of microelectronics and electronics prior joining CEA-LETI in 2010. She first defined and developed a new offer dedicated to SMEs. After these 5 years of business development at CEA-LETI, she led the definition then the development of Open Innovation offers at CEA in the context of the Y.SPOT program.

Since 2020, she is leading the new EASYPOC Program supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government. This Program aims at removing the financial risk from the early stages of the high-tech innovation process, and aligns with the regional government's commitment to streamline the access to high-tech innovation from CEA for the small and medium-sized businesses of the region.

Sourdaine Vincent
VP Neuromodulation EMEA, Boston Scientific

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Vincent Sourdaine is Vice President Neuromodulation EMEA at Boston Scientific. He has 26 years of experience in the medical technology industry, having joined Boston Scientific in 1996. In his time at Boston Scientific, Vincent covered multiple sales and marketing roles in various medical specialties (Interventional radiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, Neuroradiology, Electrophysiology), and was one of the founding members of the then newly established International Neuromodulation Division. In his current role, he is leading the efforts to develop solutions to treat neurodegenerative diseases and chronic pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Radio Frequency (RF) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). As every brain is unique and no patient’s condition remains static, Vincent is convinced that medical devices should fit the patient, not vice versa, and ongoing personalization is a key element to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

For a long time Boston Scientific has been designing devices with a mechanical function such as restoring the lumen of an artery by inflating a balloon, or keeping the coronary artery open by placing a metallic stent to enable a good blood flow. Then we added devices generating an electrical  pulse at a specific rate to stimulate the heart, a pacemaker for example. Overtime we made these devices smarter, adaptive, like defibrillators able to listen or “sense” the heart. Yet the role of the patient was still passive in his therapy.
A new generation of devices that stimulates the body has emerged now, where the patient is more active, generating his/her own extensive objective data, scoring and interacting with it, personalizing himself his experience through a remote control. This patient has been “augmented” to a certain extent. This new paradigm has obliged every company to rethink their model through the lens of a digital health ecosystem capturing the patient experience/metrics, combining Apps, sensors and devices. And new opportunities and challenges have appeared called patient compliance, user engagement and usability.


Stindel Eric
Professor of medical Informatics at the University of Brest Orthopedic Surgeon at the Brest University Hospital CHU

Credit photo: Ouest France / Stindel Eric 

Pr. Eric STINDEL (M.D., Ph.D.) was born in France in 1965. He is a professor of medical informatics at the University of Brest, and an orthopedic surgeon at the Brest University Hospital (CHRU). He is the former director (2012-2021) of the Laboratory for Medical Information Processing (LaTIM) at INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research). He has coordinated several national research projects in the field of Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS). As an example, he got involved in the FollowKnee project (2018-2022), a personalized follow-up solution for implanted knee prostheses.

He is the Founder and President of CAOS France and was elected President of the CAOS International society. He co-founded several companies in the field of technology for health. He owns more than ten patents and has published a large number of scientific and clinical papers. 

Subramanian Ravi
SVP & GM | IC Verification Solutions of SIEMENS EDA

Ravi Subramanian is Senior Vice-President responsible for IC Verification at Siemens EDA. He joined Siemens through the acquisition of Mentor Graphics where he held the role of VP & GM of the AMS/RF Verification Business Unit. Ravi joined Mentor through the acquisition of Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), where he was President and CEO. Prior to BDA, Ravi was at Infineon Technologies, where he was the VP & GM of the 3G WCDMA Business Group. Ravi joined Infineon through the acquisition of Morphics Technology, a fabless IC company where he was the co-founder and VP Engineering, and then CEO. 

Ravi began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he worked on DSP-based radio transceivers for CDMA and GSM mobile communications and led the Radio Systems Research Department. While at AT&T, Ravi won the AT&T Leadership Award for his work on digital radio platforms. Ravi received his BSEE (with honors) from the California Institute of Technology (1987). He earned his PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley (1991) where he was a recipient of the prestigious UC Regent's Fellowship. He is the lead author on 18 issued United States patents on digital, analog, and RF signal processing techniques in mobile communications. Ravi cares about building a better future one person at a time- and he supports Pratham, Home of Hope, and Second Harvest.

With over 25 years of experience spanning semiconductors, software, and electronic design across a variety of industries, Ravi has directly been involved in the digital transformations that semiconductors and software have enabled across multiple industries. Ravi is a respected and proven business leader, technologist, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about customer success, the business of technology, building teams, and fueling innovation.


Through the recent pandemic, we have witnessed the acceleration of a new industrial revolution called digital transformation (DT). DT is rapidly changing the nature of business in so many industries, and there is still more change to come at an even faster rate. At the heart of this are semiconductors, software, and AI. The Metaverse is widely viewed as the next generation of the internet, and it is the natural next stop in the DT journey as new augmented and virtual worlds create new trillion-dollar economies. However, building this metaverse will require a multi-generational leap in semiconductors, software, network infrastructure, 6G, finance and AI. It will create new winners across all these sectors and create new economies that do not exist today.  Dramatic changes can be expected on the road to this next generation of the internet- from how we conceive systems to how we design and package experiences-on-a-chip. The changes will touch every industry we know today and enable the creation of systems that are both awesome in complexity and transformative in what is possible. In this keynote, we will share our perspective on this next major step in the journey of digital transformation.


Tanaka Masafumi
Senior expert in industrial policy, CNES

Masafumi TANAKA is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, and holds university degrees in organic chemistry and molecular biology as well as an MBA. After working for ten years in the microelectronics (IBM) and electronics (SAFRAN) industries, Masafumi TANAKA joined the National School of Administration in 2009. Head of the public audiovisual sector office at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, then projects director in the fields of space and electronic systems at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, he is now a senior expert in industrial policy within the new strategy department of CNES, the French national space agency.

Tchagaspanian Michael
EVP Strategic Partnership, CEA-Leti

Michaël Tchagaspanian is now EVP Sales & Marketing at CEA Leti since 2017. During his last 12 years at CEA-LETI, he launched collaborative programs with industrial partners in the field of smart sensing and imaging , embedded systems and integrated circuits.

He manages several strategic developments with US Silicon Valley. Previously, he held the position of Business Development Manager for the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems Division, where he was previously head of  the Image Sensor Design Laboratory, dedicated to intelligent integrated circuits for imaging applications and display. 

Advanced algorithms have been created and integrated into the circuit architecture for several applications (defense and security, smart home and building, medical). Prior to CEA, during the previous 11 years in the semiconductor industry, as ASIC design manager for ST Microelectronics and On Semiconductor, he built on-chip integrated circuits for radio frequency and management applications Energy. He has led strategic projects for automotive and mobile phone applications. 


Texier Isabelle
Project manager Biomaterials and bio-sourced medical devices, CEA-Leti

Dr. Isabelle Texier graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 1996 and obtained her Ph. D. in photochemistry in 1999 from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Ph. D. award from the physical-chemistry division of the French Chemical Society). After a post-doctoral position at the Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon on the phototherapeutic properties of functionalized fullerenes, she joined CEA-LETI in 2001. Her first research topic was on DNA fluorescence detection and manipulation on lab-on-a-chip. Since July 2006, 

Dr. Texier has been program manager in nanomedicine at CEA-Leti. She has developed a technology of lipid nanoparticles dedicated to in vivo applications (fluorescence imaging, drug and SiRNA delivery, vaccines). She is currently working as a CEA Senior expert fellow in the Chemistry, Sensors and Biomaterials Lab of the Micro-technologies for Biology and Healthcare Division at CEA-Leti. 

She is involved in biomaterials, drug delivery systems, and bio-sourced medical devices. She focusses on hybrid nanoparticle/hydrogel composites, stretchable materials, conductive gels, injectable gels and microneedles. She is co-author of 55 publications (H-factor 29, scopus), 4 book chapters, 20 reviewed proceedings and has filed 27 patents. Dr. Isabelle Texier has obtained the HDR degree (Accredited to Supervise Research) in June 2010 and has mentored 7 Ph. D students.

The advent of fully-resorbable transient devices would expand medical tools for post-surgical wound monitoring, on-demand drug delivery, or tissue engineering. Biocompatible resorbable materials matching the mechanical properties of soft tissues are required. LETI technology platform possess expertise to characterize, process, and chemically-tailor a variety of bio-sourced polymeric materials. They can be processed as films, bulks, or hydrogels, and conferred with antifouling, antimicrobial, or adhesion properties, as well as electrically conductive or light-r esponsive functions. The formulation of an ink based on PEDOT conducting polymer doped by a resorbable hyaluronan derivative (HAS) will be detailed. Combined with PLGA films as encapsulating material and molybdenum (Mo) as conductive tracks, PEDOT:HAS was used to design conformable and minimally invasive devices with improved electrodes in terms of impedance, stiffness and charge injection capability. The innovative devices have been transiently implanted in the cortex of rats for a 3-month follow up, including cortical stimulation and recording.


Teysseyre Sébastien
Head of Automotive Imaging Marketing, STMicroelectronics


Sébastien Teysseyre graduated from the engineering school of Physics and Chemistry from Paris, holds a Master of Science in Instrumentation and has been in the imaging business for more than 20 years. After a first experience in Detroit, Michigan driving the launch of a new IR based method to analyze plastic containers quality, Sébastien came back to Europe to be instrumental in the launch of a MedTech start-up involving X-ray systems, multi-spectral instruments and 3D imaging. Then, Sébastien Teysseyre joined Teledyne e2v, a global leader in the design and supply of specialized semiconductors and systems in healthcare, life sciences, space, defence & security and industrial markets, animating a team of Marketing and Technical experts to drive new product & markets investigations. His latest focus is on automotive application and he joined the Imaging Division of STmicroelectronics in 2019 to focus on deploying the most advanced imaging technologies to the automotive ecosystem.


The automotive industry is currently being disrupted with unprecedented electrification and digitalization macro trends: car electrification, ADAS vision and radar, networking, positioning and connectivity are the new mobility trends. ADAS vision is fueled by different camera technologies out of which In Cabin oriented cameras are the ones being forecasted to face the fastest growth in the next years. The subject of the presentation is to review the different market drivers of this growth, the associated use cases and how the automotive imaging industry and STmicroelectronics in particular are developing disruptive solutions to keep the pace in this rapidly evolving environment.


Thomas Christian


From 1975 to 1987, Christian Thomas was an engineer in the mining industry, in several country (Brazil, Morroco, Portugal, New Caledonia, France). In 1987, he switched to be engineer in the metallurgical industry (lead, zinc, copper, precious and special metals). From 2003 until now he entered the recycling industry.

He is the founder of Terra nova (pyrolysis of printed circuit board), with the construction of the indium plant at Nyrstar (Auby), founder of TND (R&D center focused on extracting and refining of metals from waste)

Today, he is developing 2 industrial plants:

•       Sanou Koura which will process printed circuit board and Lithium batteries to extract and purify copper, gold, silver, palladium, tin, cobalt, nickel, lithium, manganese and tantalum.

TNI which will process medical devices which include electronic components.


From 1975 to 1987, Christian Thomas was an engineer in the mining industry, in several country (Brazil, Morroco, Portugal, New Caledonia, France). In 1987, he switched to be engineer in the metallurgical industry (lead, zinc, copper, precious and special metals). From 2003 until now he entered the recycling industry.

He is the founder of Terra nova (pyrolysis of printed circuit board), with the construction of the indium plant at Nyrstar (Auby), founder of TND (R&D center focused on extracting and refining of metals from waste)

Today, he is developing 2 industrial plants:

  • Sanou Koura which will process printed circuit board and Lithium batteries to extract and purify copper, gold, silver, palladium, tin, cobalt, nickel, lithium, manganese and tantalum.
  • TNI which will process medical devices which include electronic components.


Verjus Christophe
Head of Project Office and Business Development, Digital Health, CSEM

Credit photo: CSEM


Christophe Verjus is leading the Project Office and Business Development for Digital Health at CSEM.

He holds an Engineer degree in Physics from ESPCI Paris, and worked in the industry in Germany before joining CSEM in 2000.

He has been active in the biomedical field for more than 20 years, both in hardware and data science, developing sensing technologies, wearables and medical systems for industrial partners and startups.


Vianello Elisa
Edge AI corporate program director, CEA-Leti

Elisa is a senior scientist at CEA-Leti. She joined the institute in 2011 after spending one year on the research staff at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento.
Her current research interests concern the development of new technologies for bio-inspired neuromorphic computing, with special focus on resistive switching memory devices. She has authored or co-authored 4 book chapters and more than 100 technical papers.
She is coordinator of the "MeM-Scales" (2020-2022) European project (H2020) focused on the codevelopment of a novel class of algorithms, devices and circuits that reproduce multi-timescale processing of biological neural systems. In 2022 she won an ERC Consolidator Grant on "Heterogeneous integration of imprecise memory devices to enable learning from a very small volume of noisy data".
She is member of the editorial board of the Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering IOP Science journal (2019-now); associate editor of the Special issue on Emerging Materials in Neuromorphic Computing, AIP APL Material (2020); associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems –II (2020-2021).
She received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy) and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG, France) in 2010.

Resistive random access memory (RRAM) technologies, often referred to as memristors, hold fantastic promise for implementing novel in-memory computing systems for massively parallel, low-power and low-latency computation. Compared to conventional systems, these solutions offer promising advantages in terms of energy efficiency and computing power when processing AI workloads. This talk will first present the role of RRAM to enable the hardware implementation of Spiking Neural Networks (SNN). Second, I will present an approach where the random nature of resistive memories, instead of being mitigated, is fully exploited to implement a type of probabilistic learning in Bayesian neural networks. The inherent variability of resistive memories can naturally implement the sampling step in the Metropolis-Hastings Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm.


Vieira de Mello Laurent
Chief Operating Officer, Astrocast

Laurent Vieira de Mello is COO of Astrocast, a leading Satellite IoT service that enables asset tracking and two-way communications in remote areas of the world. Responsible for Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Project Management Office, and Product Management departments, he ensures the smooth deployment of the strategy regarding company expansion, sales, access to international markets and partnerships. In addition, he takes care of the corporate culture, to make sure the company blossoms.
With nearly 20 years in international program management and business development for satellite telecommunications and solution providers within SITA and ESA, Laurent also has experience in entrepreneurship, and nonprofit organizations. His international background in the energy, aerospace and satellite sectors allows him to have a high-level view of the stakes and to keep the different teams on track to deliver Astrocast’s mission.
As a strong believer in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Laurent is delighted to be part of such a fast-growing company that wants to make a positive impact on the planet.
Encouraging the next generation, Laurent supports young start-ups and did a Mooc for the EPFL about the New Space Economy.


Vivet Pascal
Scientific Director of DSCIN Division, CEA-LIST

Pascal Vivet is CEA fellow and Scientific Director of the Digital Systems and Integrated Circuits Division (DSCIN) in CEA-LIST, Grenoble, France and. He received his PhD from Grenoble Polytechnical Institute in 2001, designing an asynchronous microprocessor. After 4 years within STMicroelectronics, he joined CEA-Leti in 2003 in the digital design lab. His research interests covers wide aspects of circuit and system level design, ranging from system integration, multi-core architecture, Network-on-Chip, energy efficient design, related CAD design aspects, and in strong links with advanced technologies such as 3D integration, Non-Volatile-Memories, photonics. He was project leader on 3D circuit design and integration since 2011. He is also currently co-director of the IRT Nanoelec Smart Imager program, with the objective of developing the next generation of Imager integrating advanced AI capabilities within a 3 layer-stack 3D architecture. He participates to various TPC such as ESSCIRC, DATE, 3DIC, ISLPED, ASYNC conferences. He served as a member of the organizing committee of the 3D workshops series at DATE, and to the D43D workshops. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 papers and holds several patents in the field of digital design.