24 novembre 2021 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

« Notre objectif est de garder les startups en France » : entretien avec Emmanuel Chiva, directeur de l’Agence de l'innovation de défense (AID)

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« Notre objectif est de garder les startups en France » : entretien avec Emmanuel Chiva, directeur de l’Agence de l'innovation de défense (AID) 

Emmanuel Chiva, directeur de l'Agence de l'Innovation de Défense (AID), accorde un entretien à La Tribune. Il esquisse un bilan de l’activité de l’agence, trois ans après sa création, à la veille du Forum Innovation Défense (FID) qui se tiendra à Paris du 25 au 27 novembre. Plus de 110 projets futuristes seront présentés. « Nous les avons classés en cinq quartiers : gagner la guerre avant la guerre ; accompagner les armées grâce au soutien ; innover pour transformer le ministère ; anticiper les ruptures technologiques et, enfin, fédérer l'écosystème autour de l'innovation de défense », précise Emmanuel Chiva. Il se félicite de l’émergence d'une filière startup dans la défense. « Les grands maîtres d'œuvre, MBDA, Thales, Naval Group, Nexter, Arquus… se sont réorganisés pour coller au plus près de nos objectifs en matière d'innovation ouverte et de coopérations avec les startups », souligne-t-il. Il évoque également, entre autres, le projet Centurion, contrat-cadre confié à Safran et Thales, qui peut intégrer des startups, et salue le programme Helma-P développé par CILAS, « extrêmement spectaculaire, qui développe une arme laser pour neutraliser des drones et des systèmes d'observation ». 

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