After studying Biotechnology engineering, Timothée SILVESTRE worked as a biologist at the Swiss Institute of Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) in Lausanne, and then as a research engineer at the Lyon Bioinformatics Pole (CNRS) after obtaining a degree in Computer Science. He worked on genetic sequence alignment algorithms as part of the European DataGrid computing project led by CERN. He earned an MBA from IAE Lyon3. After serving as an innovation expert in sustainable construction at ARIST (Burgundy Chamber of Commerce), he led the SPORALTEC cluster specializing in sports innovation. He joined CEA in 2015 as the head of the Ideas Laboratory, which he led for 4 years, and is currently focusing on technology monitoring and future-oriented missions at Y spot.