From research to industrialisation
The work carried out by the Jules Verne Institute, the Technological Research Institute dedicated to manufacturing in France, is industrial research with the aim of eventually transferring the results of collaborative R&D projects carried out by the Institute and its partners to companies. Its collaborative approach is an essential lever for accelerating the development and deployment of technological innovation and meeting the market challenges of industrial sectors, as well as for increasing the skills of equipment suppliers – often SMEs – and integrators who are involved in modernising factories.
Discover our Transfer & Industrialisation approach
To meet the needs of industrial players and encourage the industrialisation of new solutions, the Jules Verne Institute has put in place a valorisation strategy which is reflected in several concrete actions, notably :
- The integration of the industrialisation dimension at the heart of R&D projects: consideration of real use cases, involvement of techno-providers and integrators in consortiums, support in carrying out market studies, creation of pre-industrial demonstrators, etc.
- The creation of a team dedicated to pre-industrialisation within the Jules Verne Institute, whose role is to continue the mission at the end of the R&D projects. The aim is to transform the results of the Insitute’s innovation projects into products or solutions that can be used by industrialists to meet the concrete needs of industry. “The team dedicated to pre-industrialisation thus intervenes both during R&D projects and/or at the end of R&D projects.
- The constitution of an external group of industrialisation experts to which the industrialisation strategies of projects are presented. This group makes recommendations based on its feedback. The members of the group are industrial end-users such as Airbus, Daher, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Naval Group or Faurecia, integrators or equipment manufacturers (Europe Technologies, FIVES, Loiretech, Clemessy), as well as representatives of development players such asTTO Ouest Valorisation or the University of Nantes. The start-up WEEEZ-U Welding joined the group more recently.
Industrialists are at the heart of this approach in which the IRT Jules Verne plays the role of facilitator.
The approach is based on 3 axes:
1- A technical-economic & market approach
2- An industrialisation of the technology
3- The creation of a pre-industrial demonstrator
The aim of this approach is to create a better match between the product and its market with the continued involvement of manufacturers.
- Benefit from a group of experts in transfer and industrialisation
- Pre-industrialising derisked technologies
- Integrating our innovation ecosystem
- Propose solutions to financially support the partners involved in the industrialisation phase
>> Download our memo on the Transfer & Industrialisation process : here
External Industrialisation Expert Group – September 2020