Research and innovation

The Research and innovation Commission was created in 2011.

  • Chaired by Myriam Comte, directrice de Polytech Sorbonne
  • Vice-chaired by Jean-Louis Roch, directeur de Grenoble INP – Ensimag
  • Vice-chaired by Laurent Prat, directeur de Toulouse INP - ENSIACET

This commission has two main topics of interest: reflecting about the new stakes of research activities and highlighting the schools of engineering active part in this field.


The role of the Research and innovation Commission

Research is a fundamental and strategic line for the development of schools of engineering. The Research Commission is therefore in charge of defending the viewpoint of schools of engineering so that they are involved in the definition of the National Research Strategy.

The Research Commission also acts so as to make research activities of schools of engineering more attractive, through framework agreements with the greater research organisms and an active participation in the French research alliances. 

The priority topics of the Research and innovation Commission

The Research Commission has set the following priorities: 
  • to implement the specific training course “Skills for business world” ("Compétences pour l'entreprise" in French) created by CDEFI for PhD candidates;
  • to participate in the French National Alliances that brings together the main stakeholders in order to foster innovation;
  • to participate in the elaboration of the National Research Strategy;
  • to elaborate a map of all research laboratories in schools of engineering;
  • to promote research & innovation activities of schools of engineering.