JEAN-FRANCOIS BALDUCCHICEO of Atlanpole, Nantes, France & IASP Past President


Jean-François BALDUCCHI, 61, is currently CEO of Atlanpole, Technopole, BIC1, and academic Incubator of the Greater Nantes Area of Innovation, Western France.

He is also Executive Vice-President of the Atlanpole Biotherapies Bio Cluster, and sits on the Boards of two other Western France clusters : Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Pôle Images&Réseaux.

He has just ended his 2 years term (2014-2016) as President of IASP (the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation).

He has also held the positions of President of EBN (European Business Innovation Centre Network), European Innovation network (2004-2007) and President of Retis, the French Innovation network gathering BICs1 (Business Innovation Centre), academic and research oriented incubators, Technopoles and Competitiveness clusters (1999-2006).

Jean-François Balducchi was the founder and Managing Director of Futura Corse Technopole (1992-1996).

Prior this "Innovation period”, Jean-François Balducchi spent 12 years in the Oil and Gas industry and held various executive positions with Total, Oil and Gas Company (Paris Headquarters and Overseas subsidiaries) (1981-1992), mainly in the upstream and gas sectors.

From 1979 to 1981, he worked at the Automatic and Computer Sciences Laboratory of Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Jean-François Balducchi holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics - Paris Dauphine (1981) and is an Engineering graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris (1978).