Situated on the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is a place of encounters and dialogue where science, culture and history converge.
Unprecedented in the world of European museums, the Musée des Confluences tells the story of mankind and the history of life through different branches of science such as anthropology, palaeontology, ethnography or mineralogy.
This year the national final for FameLab France 2018 will be held in Lyon on 24 May at 7 PM at the Musée des Confluences.
The UK is a global leader in science and innovation and the UK government supports and invests in science excellence. International collaboration is essential to maintaining the excellence of the global research base. The Science and Innovation team at the British Embassy in Paris work to strengthen bilateral collaboration partnerships and raise awareness of the role of science diplomacy, policy, research and innovation in addressing global challenges.
The first agronomic research institute in Europe, the second in agricultural sciences in the world, INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research) conducts research around major social issues - food, agriculture and the environment - considered in the broader context of the bioeconomy and food systems. The Institute brings together more than 1,800 researchers, 2,600 engineers and assistant engineers, 3,500 permanent technicians and administrative staff. Each year, it welcomes nearly 2,500 trainees and more than 500 doctoral students in its laboratories. The Institute is organised into 13 departments which animate and pilot the scientific work carried out in 184 research units and 45 experimental units in 17 centers throughout France, as well as in the West Indies and French Guiana.
Big Bang Science is a communication agency designed specifically to meet the needs of scientific organisations. Created by science enthusiasts, the company helps museums, labs, research centers and academia (amongst others) connect with their audiences and tell their story to the world. Big Bang Science is the main partner for the communication around FameLab in France.
ABG is a French association offering career development support for PhD graduates and also help for companies in connecting with and recruiting these graduates. ABG’s job board advertises academic and industrial positons as well as training courses on career planning and strategies for job seeking. A new online skills portfolio for PhD’s “DocPro”www.mydocpro.org has recently been developed in partnership with the French Conference of University Presidents and the French professional association MEDEF (equivalent of The Confederation of British Industry CBI).
The 'Association of museums and centers for the development of scientific, technical and industrial culture' was created in 1982 and today includes nearly 250 structures spread throughout France. Amcsti has been our historic national partner for FameLab in France and continues to support its development.