Jean-Charles Guibert, CEA, Chairman of MINATEC, France
Jean-Charles Guibert graduated in 1981 from Languedoc University “Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénieur de Montpellier” in Materials science and then in 1983 from Strasbourg University “Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères” in Polymer science.
In the 80’s and 90’s, Jean-Charles Guibert was actively involved in managing the development of lithographic activities and microelectronics program at CEA-Leti, the Europe’s largest microelectronics research centre. In 2000, as deputy manager of CEA-Leti in charge of strategic marketing and international partnership development, he took an active role in the development of the MINATEC, one of the largest world-wide innovation campus in Micro-Nano-Bio Technologies.
In October 2004, he was appointed Director for the Technology Transfer activities of CEA, a leading Research Technological Organisation in Europe (15.000 staff, 4.3 B€ annual budget), ranked as N°1 RTO worldwide from Thomson Reuters. Since January 2017, has been senior advisor to the CEO of CEA for innovation at international.
In addition, Jean-Charles was elected as Chairman of MINATEC in June 2008 by the steering committee. His on-going mission is to keep up the MINATEC vision, foster cross-exchanges between the different institutions within MINATEC and to develop an international network of similar initiatives.
Jean-Charles Guibert is an expert for the European Commission and multiple national authorities for innovation activities in the field of new technologies. He is a permanent member of the commission in charge to evaluate French innovation policies. He is also at the board of different private sector companies as well as non-profit organisations related to technology transfer activities, like the European TTO circle.
He was awarded the French ‟Ordre National du Mérite”, the Vietnamese “Friendship order” and is Doctor Honoris Causa of INRS - Université of Quebec, Canada.