IRT Jules Verne in numbers (end of 2020)


  • 96 R&D projects – 203 M€
  • 12 EU projects – 4.4 M€ 
  • 133 employees
  • 49 patents (5 in 2020)
  • Equipment investments : 20 M€ +
  • 86 industrial and academic members and partners



Our ambition

IRT Jules Verne, set up in 2012 as part of the Investissement d’Avenir (Future Investment) programme, is a mutualized industrial research centre dedicated to manufacturing. Its vocation is to improve the competitiveness of strategic industrial sectors in France by creating disruptive technologies for manufacturing processes. Its mission is to speed up innovation and technology transfer to factories. 


Our expertise

IRT Jules Verne offers 5 areas of technological expertise


Robotics and Cobotics


Composite Materials Processes


Metallic Materials and Additive Processes


Modelling and Simulation


Characterisation, Monitoring and Control



Our research topics

The IRT team works hand in hand with the very best industrial and academic resources in the manufacturing field.

Together, they strive to develop innovative technologies that will be deployed in the short to medium term in 5 research areas


Mobility in the Industrial Environment    Manufacturing Flexibility   Assembly and Joining Technologies   Forming and Preforming Processes   Additive Manufacturing Processes



Who are our solutions designed for ?



Working closely with production equipment manufacturers and integrators, IRT Jules Verne caters to 4 strategic industrial sectors.


In its bid to provide comprehensive solutions up to scale-1 demonstrators, IRT Jules Verne installs and utilises a wide range of exclusive state-of-the-art equipment.


As well as this core business, IRT Jules Verne also tackles additional challenges:

  • Promotion of industrial professions in response to the needs of businesses,
  • Deployment of a coordinated strategy with the EMC2 Competitiveness Cluster in relation to the French ecosystem dedicated to open innovation in manufacturing.

Our location

The majority of IRT Jules Verne teams are concentrated at mutualized technology research platforms: Technocampus. We also have research teams in laboratories and teaching centres relevant to our activities: Arts & Métiers – Angers Campus (49), Le Mans University (72).


  • Technocampus Composites

the leading composite materials centre

  • Technocampus Ocean

A platform that brings together the expertise of major players in the Naval and Renewable Marine Energy (RME) sectors.



The IRT association

Since 2015, the 8 French Technological Research Institutes and the 7 Institutes for Energy Transition have come together under the roof of the “French Institutes of Technologies” association, whose main aim is to promote the IRT and ITE model in France and internationally, but also to promote exchanges, as well as coherence and complementarity of research programmes, between the different institutes.

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