The nominating institution CNRS on the breakthrough:

JEDI seeks to bring Europe in a leadership position in breakthrough technologies. It is powered by 3.900 leaders of Europe’s deeptech ecosystem in 25 countries. JEDI is launching GrandChallenges to push the frontiers of innovation with a radical method based on excellence, speed, highest expectations & bold risk-taking. Driven by humanistic values, it uses a purpose-driven approach to solve major societal issues in environment, healthcare, digital, education, space and oceans through innovation.

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André Loesekrug-Pietri

Joint European Disruptive Initiative

André Loesekrug-Pietri, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital. In 2017, he became Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for technology and innovation. He is the Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the European Darpa. Graduate from HEC and from Harvard Kennedy School, he attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school. Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve @andrepietri and @eurojedi

Events with André Loesekrug-Pietri

Sun | Nov 08, 2020 | 15.00 - 15.45 Europe/Berlin Time

Lessons learnt from the 1st Darpa-type challenge launched in Europe

Mon | Nov 09, 2020 | 13.00 - 13.50 Europe/Berlin Time

Scientific & Technological Frontiers in Green Hydrogen

Tue | Nov 10, 2020 | 10.30 - 11.15 Europe/Berlin Time

Scientific & Technological Frontiers in Microplastics in the Oceans

Tue | Nov 10, 2020 | 16.45 - 17.30 Europe/Berlin Time

Scientific & Technological Frontiers In Soil Carbon Sequestration

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