The challenges of sustainable development concern all countries, and particularly those undergoing strong economic growth. IFP Energies nouvelles' collaborative research projects therefore go beyond the boundaries of Europe and have a global reach.
In terms of collaborative research, IFP Energies nouvelles has forged partnerships with US DOE (Department of Energy) laboratories. For example, it is involved in a network aimed at validating and establishing global standards for experimental combustion characterization methodologies, working with Sandia laboratories.
Another example is the research contract signed in 2008 by the ICE consortium (IFP Energies nouvelles/CNRS/ENS-Lyon) with Kaust University in Saudi Arabia (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) for a period of four years. This contract relates to molecular modeling applied to catalysis.
Partnerships with indstry players
Partnerships of a more applied nature bring together IFP Energies nouvelles with industry players and foreign research bodies. In particular, this is the case of research consortiums, Joint Industry Projects and demonstrator projects.
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Finally, state-owned companies in oil-producing countries have expressed significant needs in terms of technology transfer and project management support for the construction or modernization of their R&D and training centers. IFP Energies nouvelles offers its services in this field, brought together since 2009 within a consultancy structure called IFP-Services.
Its training activities are also in strong demand. They are conducted by IFP School and IFP Training, which contribute to the training of the elite personnel of the future around the globe.