An efficient objective-oriented organization: to support its research and innovation strategy, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) has established an organizational framework and chosen management tools designed to optimize the way it operates.
By vocation, IFPEN focuses its activities on applied research. This covers all the scientific and technological fields related to the energy, transport and environment industries, inside the three strategic priorities:
All IFPEN initiatives are undertaken within the framework of projects with precise objectives, defined on the basis of its public-interest missions. To deliver the results expected of a project, the project manager leads a multidisciplinary team which, within the framework of the matrix organization, is made up of personnel from research divisions and functional divisions combining homogeneous expertise.
This structure means that skills can be used on the basis of a project’s needs with maximum efficiency and a high level of flexibility. It also provides an opportunity to combine talents, since multidisciplinarity is a genuine source of innovation.
Business units are responsible for designing and conducting research and development programs. They also manage their industrial outlets.
The research divisions group together all the scientific expertise and technical resources relating to the same disciplinary field. They are responsible for conducting research and development work.
They ensure that the highest scientific standards and the quality of results are maintained. They are also responsible for ensuring a broad balance between fundamental research and applied research, experimental approach and modeling, work conducted internally and external partnerships.
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Innovation-Oriented scientific action and policies, the scientific management is the innovation support structure for the whole of IFPEN:
• The biofuels of the future: understanding and modeling enzymatic hydrolysis
• 2016 Yves Chauvin thesis prize awarded to Kim Larmier for his catalysis research
• A new method developed at IFPEN to measure proton activity in solid polymer electrolyte membranes
• Characterization of Materials: when molecular simulation enhances experimentation
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