At Arts et Métiers, the shared objectives of research and industry partners drive collaborations. They fuel the development of projects and skills in order to achieve innovative advances in research applications and technologies in response to rapid technological changes. This approach enables Arts et Métiers to maintain the highest level of expertise and it is involved in multiple European Projects, both as a partner and as a coordinator.
Here are some examples of Arts et Métiers’ involvement in European Tech projects:
Several projects funded by the European Union’s prestigious Horizon 2020 program, including Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), Innovation Actions (IA), ERCs, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Some of our current projects are:
>ColRobot (Collaborative Robotics): A project that designs a new generation of robotics technologies intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace, based on their ability to sense their environment. The Commission’s IA provided a € 3.9 million contribution to the project.
>FULLCOMP (FULLy integrated analysis, design, manufacturing and health-monitoring of COMPosite structures): this project is funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grant for European Training Networks (ETN). It allows Early Stage Researchers to work in an international framework to develop integrated analysis tools to improve the design of composite structures.
>MIGRATE (Massive InteGRATion of power Electronic devices): the aim of MIGRATE is to find solutions for the technological challenges the Power Electronics- interfaced generators grid is faced with currently and especially in the future. This project is backed by a € 16.7 million RIA grant from the European Commission’s H2020 program.
>FastMat (Fast determination of fatigue behavior of materials beyond one billion cycles): a project designed to develop a new method that considerably reduces the duration of fatigue characterization as well as experimental and numerical tools for the fast determination of fatigue behaviour. It is funded by a € 1.87 million European Commission’s H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant.
>ESPESA(Electromechanical Systems and Power Electronics for Sustainable Applications): its mission is to strengthen the research activity and to implement a Technology Transfer & Innovation Management strategy at the Centre for Applied Research in Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Development of our partner institution. It is funded by a € 1.25 million grant under the European Commission’s Twinning of research institutions program, which is aimed at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in an emerging institution through links with at least two internationally-leading institutions in a defined field.
>PARSIFAL (Prandtlplane ARchitecture for the Sustainable Improvement of Future AirpLanes): its main objective is to establish the scientific and engineering basis for improving the civil air transport of the future by introducing an innovative aircraft, known as the “PrandtlPlane”. This aircraft has a box-wing configuration, which gives it more aerodynamic efficiency and lower fuel consumption. A € 2.96 million RIA grant from the European Commission is funding the project.
>PATO (Porous material Analysis Toolbox): the purpose of this project is to improve reactive porous material models by validating fundamental developments and to implement them in an open source simulation tool to enable process optimization and guide innovation. This project will focus, in particular, on the applications in the design of efficient and optimized thermal protection systems for space exploration vehicles as well as the production of bio-hydrocarbon and bio-carbon from lignocellulosic biomass. This project is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.
>TeaM Cables (European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient ageing management of nuclear power plant cables): this is a research project in the field of nuclear safety and long-term operation. It received €4.2 million in funding from the European Commission’s EURATOM programme.
>ReMap (Real-time Condition-based Maintenance for Adaptive Aircraft Maintenance Planning): The goal of this project is to help reinforce European leadership in aeronautics by developing an open-source solution for aircraft maintenance, the Integrated Fleet Health Management (IFHM) system. By replacing fixed-interval inspections with adaptive condition-based interventions, ReMAP will have an estimated benefit to the European aviation of more than €700 million per year, due to a direct decrease in maintenance costs, reduced unscheduled aircraft maintenance events, and increased aircraft availability. The European Commission’s Research and Innovation Action finances this project with €6.8 million.