For Arts et Métiers, technological innovation is based on close and successful relationships with its academic and industrial partners. This is a collaborative strategy that relies on cutting-edge devices.
Transport, energy, health, housing and production: the scientific activities of Arts et Métiers are devoted to several challenges of the industry of the future, which are addressed by the institution's laboratories. "Our strategy is also based on the complementarity of expertise", according to Ivan Iordanoff, VP research & Innovation. In this context, Arts et Métiers forms partnerships with industry and with education and research bodies."
Close involvement in competitiveness clusters
Seven laboratories have jointly created materials and innovative processes dedicated to various themes, including vehicles of the future, machining techniques, mechanics and continuous media. A teaching and research chair was founded in 2014: Urban mining. Associating Arts et Métiers with Chimie ParisTech and Mines ParisTech, its work, focused on recycling and eco-design, is dedicated to electric and electronic equipment waste.
Thanks to its numerous sites, Arts et Métiers is involved in many competitiveness clusters – thematic structures with international ambitions, located in the main innovation ecosystems. Several themes are favoured, including mechanics, energy, digital technology and aerospace. The institution is also associated to three technology research institutes (IRT) and one energy transition institute (ITE).
Arts et Métiers arrangements in support of industry
The partnership dimension of the research is also based on the tools and systems that have been put in place by Arts et Métiers. This applies to the technology platforms: all their material and human resources, in a specific field of engineering sciences, are gathered in one place for the benefit of the companies and research teams.
In order to meet the needs of industry, two of the institution's structures play an essential role: the Institut Carnot ARTS (Research action for technology and society) and AMVALOR. The first is supported by the expertise of 20 research laboratories – those of Arts et Métiers and of partner institutions – to provide many services, such as technological diagnostics and R&D studies. AMVALOR, an Arts et Métiers research transfer subsidiary, has been working on identifying the technological developments expected by businesses to provide appropriate responses since 2016.