News In Brief - Edition 5

A New Dassault Systemes and Grenoble Ecole de Management Partnership

On October 9th 2014, Dassault Systèmes and Grenoble Ecole de Management signed a partnership agreement during the Nano Inside event. The goal: to increase exchanges and develop a true collaborative effort on pedagogy and science.

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Hardis: a Grenoble Ecole de Management Partner

The Hardis Group, a software company expert in management computing, and Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), reinforced their historical ties through a strategic partnership signed last August. Thanks to this partnership, Hardis is looking forward to building on the academic and international renown of GEM to recruit new talent and accelerate its activities outside of France.

Second "Energy Market" Barometer by Grenoble Ecole de Management

According to this second Energy Market barometer, ¾ of interviewed experts are unsure of Russia's reliability as the primary supplier of natural gas in Europe due to the conflict in Ukraine. Despite this, only half of the experts believe the security of France's supply to have deteriorated. However, when asked about Europe, this concern increases to 81% of experts.

When asked about the government's focus on energy efficiency, 61% believe such actions to be justified. In terms of the French energy market, this transformation will negatively impact traditional energy providers, but be beneficial to technology suppliers and the economy as a whole. Finally, the majority of experts believe that electricity, gas, oil and coal prices will remain relatively stable over the next six months, but should increase over the next five years (excepting coal).

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