Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, Laurent Wauquiez, Minister of Higher Education and Research, and René Ricol, Commissioner General for Investment participated in the installation of the National Council of Scientific Culture, On March 6, at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, technical and industrial personalities around the personalities of research, the media and professionals in the field.

Ministers and René Ricol give unprecedented impetus to scientific, technical and industrial culture
(CSTI) by establishing the CSTI National Council in order to federate the actors in a new governance, and
with a new €50 million allocation from the Future Investments Programme, for
projects for the dissemination of scientific, technical and industrial culture.

The national council of scientific and technical culture chaired by Claudie Haigneré, president of Universcience,
is composed of twenty members and includes representatives of the State and representative public institutions
in the field of scientific, technical and industrial culture, as well as personalities chosen for
their skills and involvement in this sector at national or local level.

Jamy Gourmaud, host of the show “It’s Not Rocket Science”, will sit alongside renowned scientists such as
geographer Marie-Claude Maurel, biologist Christine Petit, mathematician Cédric Villani, or
paleontologist Yves Coppens who will be appointed as qualified personalities.

The installation of this Council implements the recommendations of the joint report of the General Inspection of
the Administration of National Education and Research (IGAENR) and the General Inspectorate of Affairs
Culture (IGAC) presented in April 2011, on the governance to be adopted to put Universcience, pole of reference
in the capacity to federate the actors at the national level, guarantor of the consultation and
consideration of everyone’s interests, a tool for an ongoing dialogue with the field.

In addition, the ministers and René Ricol announced an additional 50 million euros dedicated to the dissemination of the
CSTI under the Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir which leads to a total amount of €100 million.

The State gives actors on the ground the means they need to disseminate scientific culture and
and renovate forms of science education, ensuring increased access for audiences
underprivileged.

When a first tranche of EUR 44 million was allocated in September, this call for proposals
Development of scientific, technical and industrial culture and equal opportunities” revealed the dynamism,
the quality, the capacity to mobilise and the inventiveness of the actors of scientific culture to propose
new levers of action and scale up. 12 out of more than 60 projects were selected, including:

- for the dissemination of scientific culture: the national CSTI web portal of the "ESTIM" project
by Universcience, INMEDIATS, led by CAP Sciences Bordeaux Aquitaine with a consortium of Centres
regional (Relais d'sciences-Caen, La Casemate-Grenoble, Universcience-Paris, Espace des sciences-Rennes
and Sciences Animation -Toulouse).

- for the pedagogy of science: regional houses for science and technology serving the
professors initiated by the Academy of Sciences and managed by the Foundation "For Science Education – In
the wake of La main à la pâte" for the transformation of the ways of teaching science at school and
This is the case with the European Commission.

- For equal opportunities: «Youth, innovation and social cohesion (JIX)» supported by the association les Petits
Resourceful, aims to mobilize the younger generations, in particular the young people of the districts called «Politics
of the city", around the issues related to scientific and technological innovations in social terms,
economic and employment.