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Bernard DUHEM Permanent Secretary, PREDIT - Programme of research, experimentation and innovation in land transport, La Défense


 Started his carreer in a building company. Then spent eight years as a civil servant in the Municipality of Grenoble, dealing first with programming for maintenance and adaptation of municipal buildings, second with conducting urban developments, third organising municipal technical activities in a geographical sector of the city.
since 2001 Responsible for Predit, a national programme for surface transport research and innovation.
 Predit is a plateform to coordinate research and innovation fundings coming from three ministries (sustainable development -MEEDDM-, industry -MinEIE-, research -MESR) and three agencies (for energy and environment -ADEME-, for research -ANR-, and for innovation -OSEO-). The budget objective for 2008-2012 is 400 M¬ .
 This fourth programme (the first one started in 1990) has been given six thematic priorities:
 - energy and environment
 - quality and safety of transport systems
 - mobility in urban regions
 - logistics and freight transport
 - competitiveness of the transport industry
 - transport policies
 The president of this programme is a member of the French Parliament, Jean-Louis Léonard, député de Charente-Maritime.