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Ariel Sirat has been extended for another 5 years as General Manager of IRT Saint Exupéry

IRT Saint Exupéry Board of Trustees has confirmed a 5 year term renewal of its General Manager: Ariel Sirat.

The objective of the renewal is to strengthen IRT Saint Exupéry‘s capabilities to accelerate the maturation of breakthrough technologies and the transfer to its industrial partners.

Ariel Sirat’s main tasks are to continue the development of value-add technologies for the industrial members, consolidate the public private strategic partnerships and pave the path to long-term sustainability of the Institute.

The French State has signed the phase 2 financing agreement with IRT Saint Exupéry, committing a minimum of public funding of 55 million euros until 2020. This has provided well anticipated financial stability to enable IRT’s work plans.

Gilbert Casamatta, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, stated that: “The decision is obvious, I welcome the commitment of Ariel Sirat and I’d like to reemphasize the successful track records of IRT Saint Exupéry that have been accomplished through technology achievements and transfer to industry in the past four years.”