Maxime Cassat

We would like to warmly thank Maxime Cassat, Managing Director of EDF Lab Singapore who presented the third casual French Lab Singapore meeting, AFTER LAB on Thursday 17 September.

Maxime Cassat gave a presentation on Climate Change, Energy and Innovation: the Big Shift. Despite the pandemics, it is in everyone’s minds that Climate Change remain a major threat to our society. While fossil energy is still largely the fuel of our modern economies, the Big Shift has started with entire continents targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050. What is really the threat? What is energy used for? Are our infrastructures and economies ready to phase-out of fossil fuels, while some still have no access to electricity? How innovation can be leveraged? Through the eyes of a worldwide power utility, we’ll see challenges and opportunities lying ahead, with a particular focus on Asia in domains such as transport, urbanization, and industry.

Composed of a dozen of researchers and engineers, EDF Lab Singapore, one of the nine EDF R&D centres in the world, was established in 2015 to develop and explore solutions in support of sustainable cities and access to affordable and low carbon electricity. Working with the Singaporean government and universities, EDF Lab Singapore is rooting a strong expertise adapted to the Singaporean and South-East Asian context. Maxime Cassat heads the Singapore Lab since 2018. He has 10 years’ experience in the power industry and research, where he served as project manager in Smart Grid within the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) in Germany, and as an advisor to the EDF R&D programs directors in France on the topics of Renewables & Storage, Networks, Retail & Energy Services, Power Systems & Markets.


In case you missed it, you can watch the After Lab here: