Jean-Jacques Pierrat



Areas of expertise:

Innovation, Technology, Foreign Policy


French Embassy


Counselor for Science and Technology

Short bio:

Jean-Jacques Pierrat received an engineering degree from the École Supérieure des Ingénieurs Électriciens de Grenoble in 1985. Since earning his PhD in 1987, in controls and signal processing from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, Dr. Jean-Jacques Pierrat has contributed consistently to the field of science education, working both as a professor and as a project manager in the creation and development of academic programs, through his work for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first in Ivory Coast and in Madagascar, and then in Paris, where he spent three years as Head of Science and Technology Advancement at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Dr. Pierrat was the Attaché for Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Boston, in charge of "Innovation and Technology Transfer", from 2004 to 2008 and created two major programs: Young Entrepreneurs Initiative and Tech Transfer Fellowship Exchange Program.


Dr Pierrat was the Attaché for Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Shanghai from 2008 to 2012 and initiated the “France Talent Innovation”, “Xu GuangQi” Programs, “Aurore” platform gathering French and Chinese scientific communities. He has organized many events to foster relationships between French and Chinese Scientists, especially during the Shanghai 2010 world expo. Finally, he has been instrumental in gathering the community of directors of French private R&D centers in Shanghai.


Dr Pierrat was advisor to the Director-General in charge of Public Relation and Communication from 2012 to 2015.


Dr. Pierrat was appointed Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Germany in 2015.

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