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The Institut Polytechnique de Paris launches a review

Eric Labaye, President of École polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

I am pleased to share with you the first edi­tion of the review launched by the Insti­tut Poly­tech­nique de Paris: Poly­tech­nique Insights.

Draw­ing its strength from two cen­turies of exper­tise in sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy stem­ming from its 5 found­ing Schools (École Poly­tech­nique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Tele­com Paris, and Tele­com Sud­Paris), the Insti­tut Poly­tech­nique de Paris trains the most bril­liant and inno­v­a­tive minds to help them become agents of change and respon­si­ble lead­ers. Our train­ing pro­grams equip them with in-depth sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge, in par­tic­u­lar thanks to a priv­i­leged access to world-class infra­struc­tures and a dynam­ic research ecosys­tem. Poly­tech­nique Insights is in line with this sci­en­tif­ic train­ing of excel­lence and embod­ies the huge poten­tial of our research to help fos­ter inno­va­tion. I am hap­py to begin 2021 with the launch of this new review, which rep­re­sents our strong desire to high­light the admirable work of our teach­ers and researchers, along­side oth­er stake­hold­ers of our ecosys­tem includ­ing alum­ni, research and indus­tri­al partners.

Poly­tech­nique Insights aspires to have a role in expand­ing IP Paris out­reach in France and world­wide, in order to posi­tion our­selves as a major aca­d­e­m­ic and research insti­tu­tion with a strong socio-eco­nom­ic impact. This online review con­tributes to the ini­tia­tives that will allow our coun­try to become a key play­er in sci­en­tif­ic progress and soci­etal well-being. Fur­ther­more, it stands out for its rig­or, tone neu­tral­i­ty and exclu­sion of any form of ideologies.

Poly­tech­nique Insights is in line with this sci­en­tif­ic train­ing of excel­lence and embod­ies the huge poten­tial of our research to help fos­ter innovation

This first issue helps us immerse our­selves in essen­tial sub­jects, such as the ongo­ing health cri­sis, per­son­al­ized med­i­cine, the nec­es­sary decar­bon­a­tion of the avi­a­tion indus­try or bio­plas­tics. This edi­tion is tes­ta­ment to the rich­ness of our research, guid­ed by sci­en­tif­ic integri­ty, inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty, and the gen­er­al inter­est of all.

I hope that the sci­en­tif­ic advances pre­sent­ed in this first issue of Poly­tech­nique Insights will help fuel your intel­lec­tu­al curios­i­ty and your taste for innovation.

On this occa­sion, I would like to cel­e­brate our dynam­ic ecosys­tem and thank the teams who worked on the launch of the review through­out the past year, the Edi­to­r­i­al Com­mit­tee and the teach­ers and researchers, as well as the cor­po­rate spon­sors that show us their trust by sup­port­ing Poly­tech­nique Insights. Many stake­hold­ers were essen­tial to the com­ple­tion of this new, ambi­tious project, one that can be added to the list of the achieve­ments by the Insti­tut Poly­tech­nique de Paris.

Contributors

Eric Labaye
Eric Labaye
President of École polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Éric Labaye is President of École Polytechnique since 2018 and President of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, created in May 2019 to bring together École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Previously, Éric Labaye was Senior Partner at McKinsey&Company, a member of the firm’s Shareholders Council (Global Board) and Chairman of the McKinsey Global lnstitute (MGI), where he led numerous research projects on key economic issues such as growth in Europe, productivity, digitisation, the future of work and inequalities. Éric Labaye is a graduate of École Polytechnique, Télécom Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is guest member of the board of directors and editorial board of Polytechnique Insights.