The ANR launched the first calls for projects in 2010 to select excellence laboratories. These laboratories will be awarded funding to recruit internationally renowned researchers and invest in equipment, enabling them to boost their scientific excellence and their position on the international stage.
IFP Energies nouvelles is involved in two excellence laboratory projects, with Pierre et Marie Curie University and the Lyon Higher Education and Research Cluster (PRES). This partnership further reinforces longstanding collaboration with these two entities.
The Imust project - Institute for multi-scale sciences and technologies - led by the University of Lyon, develops research that includes multidisciplinary and multi-scale aspects in the fields of materials, processes and eco-technologies.
The expected spin-offs are the development of new materials compatible with environmental requirements.
IFPEN will bring its expertise in the field of catalysis and catalytic processes, digital models and simulations or instrumentation and characterization. Its presence in the industrial fabric of the Lyon area, in particular within the Axelera competitiveness cluster, will contribute to the vitality of the Imust project;
The Matisse project - materials, interfaces, surfaces, environment - led by Sorbonne Universities PRES - Higher Education and Research Cluster - aims to gain an understanding of the basic principles governing the organization of matter in order to develop new materials with remarkable properties in the fields of energy, health and the environment.
IFPEN will contribute its multidisciplinary expertise in chemistry, physics and earth sciences, along with its experience in the industrial development of R&D products.