Research and Innovation

The Research and Innovation Commission was created in 2011.

  • Chaired by Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, dean of Centrale Nantes
  • Vice-chaired by Laure Morel, dean of ENSGSI
  • Vice-chaired by Laurent Buisson, dean of AgroParisTech
  • Vice-chaired by Lionel Torrès, dean of Polytech Montpellier

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 and Innovation 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 and Innovation 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 and Innovation Commission has set the following priorities: 
  • implementing the specific training course "Compétences pour l'entreprise" ("Skills for business world") created by the CDEFI for PhD candidates,
  • promoting doctoral training,
  • participating in the French National Alliances that bring together the main stakeholders in order to foster innovation,
  • participating in the elaboration of the National Research Strategy,
  • promoting research & innovation activities of schools of engineering,
  • encouraging engineering schools' lecturers and researchers to start a business, 
  • promoting open science, 
  • protecting scientific, technical and intellectual production,
  • reflecting on the budget earmarked for research in France and Europe.