Campus CREATE, to Singapore. © CREATE
The success of his broad scientific presence in Singapore the CNRS has established CNRS@CREATE to drive new collaborations research and innovation between the CNRS and Singapore. Dominique Baillargeat, Director of UMR XLIM (CNRS, University of Limoges, University of Poitiers) since 2013, and Director of Labex Sigma-Lim since 2014, was appointed Scientific Executive Director of CNRS@CREATE, subsidiary of the CNRS from abroad.
CREATE was established by the National Research Foundation in 2006 to increase the dynamism and diversity of the ecosystem R&D in Singapore. By bringing together world-class researchers to work on projects of importance scientific, societal, and economic, CREATE represents a unique model of research collaboration. Today, researchers from 9 institutions - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, ETH Zurich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Hebrew of Jerusalem, CNRS, University the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University Jiao Tong Shanghai - hosted by CREATE campus, and work together with the National University of Singapore and the University of technology of Nanyang on 14 research programs interdisciplinary. The CNRS is the first research organization to join the CREATE campus.
The CNRS aims to implement its first major project of research by 2021. In the meantime, the CNRS wishes to file proposed bilateral in such areas as energy, synthetic biology, among other thematic.
The establishment in Singapore of the first foreign subsidiary of the CNRS is also motivated by a willingness to transfer and development of technologies. CNRS@Create research programs can be conducted in partnership with the french industrial fabric in Singapore.