In 2015, EDF R&D will be installing a new research center in Palaiseau on the Paris-Saclay campus for the Clamart site-based teams. This initiative underlines EDF's desire to add a further dimension to its R&D Division, in addition to placing not only innovation, but also its scientifi c and industrial partnerships at the forefront of its priorities. This choice is a strategic one, positioning EDF as a top-ranking player on the Paris-Saclay campus, and enabling it to reap the rewards of a collaborative dynamic backed by higher education establishments and nearby public and private research centers. Consisting of circular-shaped buildings sitting on approximately 17 acres of land, the François Soler-signed ensemble will be a window into energy eco-effi ciency. Plus, building design places accessibility at the foreground of its
plans. Moreover, in close proximity to the new research center on the Paris-Saclay campus, EDF will be putting in a training pole designed by the architecture firm, ECDM (Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec). This proximity will prove particularly benefi cial to the development of innovation in the area of Human Resources. By associating the R&D center with the training pole, EDF's future presence in Palaiseau will constitute a whole within Paris-Saclay's scientific and technological "cluster", whose goal will be to nurture the synergies between research and training, and innovation and competency: the future's creators of value.