Materials Sciences and Engineering

By developing a cluster including the whole chain of processes from structure design to their manufacturing, research institutions in Pays de la Loire deal with major industrial issues, in relation with the industrialization of pioneer functional materials. Together with industrial partners, they  implemented a concerted policy for the development of advanced materials on 4 major markets:

  • aeronautics
  • shipping industry and off shore applications
  • terrestrial transportation
  • energies.


Focus on… Jules Verne Technical Research Institute

The Jules Verne Technical Research Institute joins competencies from public research and industry in the field of advanced technologies aiming at producing metallic and hybrid new composite materials. The objective is to produce innovations that will reduce the environmental impact and costs in the aeronautic and shipping industry, to develop renewable marine energies, to optimize the use, production and storage of various energies.

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Other driving forces

  • Neopolia and LiRGeC platforms
  • EMC2, iDforCAR, Elastopole and Novabuild clusters