Arts et Métiers is positioned as the preferred partner of the four main fields of activity making up the industry of the future, thereby contributing to the development of technological innovations. An explanation from Ivan Iordanoff.
Transport: "The transport industry is facing many issues that fall under both ecological efficiency and economic competitiveness. It is one of the sectors with which we cooperate the most, in connection with the Alliance Industrie du futur [Future Industry Alliance]. Our research laboratories are involved in all issues of process and production line modernisation, new materials and the energy efficiency of new means of transport."
Energy: "Arts et Métiers has a strong expertise in the management of energy networks. This expertise is particularly useful with random production energy sources, which are characteristic of renewable energy, such as wind. Our expertise also covers energy production machines, with the aim of improving their performance. Energy storage is also a major challenge for this industry and is therefore a scientific challenge for our teams."
Health: "Health technology is a particularly dynamic sector, rich in innovations driven by start-ups. Research activities include the personalisation of treatments for musculoskeletal disorders, which have obvious societal applications, but which are issues that are fortunately also being addressed increasingly in an industry of the future that places people and quality of work at the centre. "Other key topics include tissue regeneration and restorative additive manufacturing – our teams are already working on these futuristic themes."
Housing: "Wood is one of the emerging sectors in the building industry. It has many advantages in terms of structure, thermal properties and durability. Our research also focuses on additive materials manufacturing. With concrete, the needs involve the creation of alveolar microstructures that are capable of optimising thermal-mechanical pair, for example."