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News & nominations February 2018

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E-mobility in France: There's Still Progress to Be Made!

The GEM Energy Market Barometer is a bi-annual survey of energy market experts from industry, science and public authorities in France. These experts are invited to share their short, middle and long-term analysis of the evolution of national and international energy markets. This latest report is based on a survey of 84 participants in December 2017. For this winter edition, the survey analyzed the opinions of French energy experts on the the challenges of electric mobility (e-mobility). The experts were also asked questions concerning the priorities of French energy policy over the next five years.

Key findings:

  • Most experts believe that increasing e-mobility will require major investments in network distribution capacities.
  • The major factors that limit the development of e-mobility are high prices for cars and low battery autonomy.
  • The experts recognize that the limited number of recharge stations and a lack of standardized solutions are also major challenges.
  • Two thirds of experts believe that diesel and gasoline cars will be forbidden in certain cities within the next 20 to 25 years.
  • The three priorities in terms of French energy policy: energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases and decentralization.
  • The proportion of experts that prioritized energy efficiency rose from 61% in 2014 to 74% in 2016 to 80% today

To learn more about the results

Managing innovation with CEA Tech and GEM

On March 15th, CEA Tech* and Grenoble Ecole de Management will organize the 4th edition of the Rencontres du marketing de l’innovation et des technologies (Innovation and technology marketing event) at Grenoble/Minatec. More than 200 participants are expected, including many directors from SMEs and startups, heads of R&D and innovation, and directors of marketing or valorization.

The emergence of new technology is disrupting business models and tradition value chains. Customer expectations are at the heart of this change. What strategies can you use? What organizations and partners can you rely on to move forward? Workshops led by CEA Tech and GEM will enable participants to discover the latest marketing tools for innovation. Major groups (Vinci, Michelin, NaverLabs Europe, and STMicroelectronics), mid-caps and startups (Lectra, Tridimeo, and Enerbee) as well as innovation experts will all share their experiences and best practices. Corine Hueber-Saintot, head of valorization at CEA, and Sylvie Blanco, head of innovation at GEM, will kick off this event, which will be filled with exchanges, meetings and new discoveries.

*CEA Tech: As the technology research branch of the CEA, CEA Tech unites 4,500 engineers and researchers dedicated to innovation for industry. With 600 patents filed per year, CEA Tech helps boost the value of French products and enables industrial partners to increase competitivity thanks to better performance and products. CEA Tech collaborates with more than 50 major corporations, 500 mid-caps and SMEs, and 145 international clients.

To register and see the event program

The Mindfulness, Well-Being at Work and Economic Peace Chair Is Expanding!

Thermocompact is the latest partner to join the Mindfulness, Well-Being at Work and Economic Peace Chair. In addition, Etablissements A.Cros and Guichon Valves have renewed their support for another three years. Created in 2012 at Grenoble Ecole de Management, the chair is led by Dominique Steiler and includes 11 partners*. The goal of the chair is to rethink company performance in relation to economic peace.
The chair’s funding is primarily provided by sponsorship from businesses and institutions that are committed to understanding and evolving in terms of their role in society. The chair is currently a unique location for research, teaching and knowledge on economic peace. As part of La Fondation de France, it’s mission is of public interest.

*Chair partners: A.Raymond, MMA, Bölhoff, Udimec, HPE, Teledyne e2v, Guichon Valves, ETS A.Cros, Milestone investisseurs, La Boite à Outils, Thermocompact


Camille Gicquel, GEM ESC 2005, became a partner at Havas Media. She will support the strategic development of the agency accounts with SRS and its 24 brands (Auchan, Alinea, Boulanger, Bricoman, Decathlon, Flunch, Kiabi, Leroy Merlin, Midas, Norauto,Saint Maclou, Weldom...) as well as with Alain Afflelou and Square Enix. She will be in charge of 15 employees and report directly to the CEO of Havas Media France. She began her career at Canal+ before moving on to My Media. She joined Havas Media in 2015 as sales director for accounts with Decathlon, Leroy Merlin, Flunch and Bricoman.