Nelly Kernevez has 30 years of experience in partnerships and innovation management. She holds a PhD in physics and a degree in engineering from INPG. For 20 years she managed R&D laboratories at CEA-Leti. She became Partnerships Director at Soitec, where she strengthened innovation programmes through strategic collaborations and institutional support.
As an expert in European public affairs, she has been an active member of the Key Enabling Technology initiative and the Electronics Leader Group, as well as numerous French and European committees (ECSEL, Catrene, Aeneas, Minalogic, etc.).