• Sustainable development,
  • Study Programme,
  • SDG12,
  • SDG4,
  • SDG9,

1st Low-Tech Forum at Centrale Nantes: a one-day event to showcase Nantes' low-tech ecosystem

The 1st Low-Tech Forum will be held on Tuesday 21 March 2023, at Centrale Nantes, bringing together local players, students, teachers from Nantes and regional institutions, and companies interested in the concept.

On March 21, 2023 All day

Forum low tech à Centrale Nantes le 21 mars
Forum low tech à Centrale Nantes le 21 mars

Participants from around the region will attend the event to showcase the Nantes low-tech ecosystem and the projects carried out by the students following the new Low Tech engineering programme specialisation opened in 2022 in partnership with EXPLORE and APALA, the Nantes low-tech incubator.

► Register to attend the forum

From 9 am - Coffee
9.30 - Introduction


10 am - 12 pm - Lecture theatre A

Stands and demonstrations - throughout the day - Hall A

Presentations of students' projects and local actors
  • Low-tech training: an engineer against the tide?
  • Low-tech, heading towards a desirable future
  • Demonstrations: wind turbine, raw earth construction, low-tech dome etc

1.30 - 6.00 pm - Round tables

From 1.30 pm - The pit Hall A

The Low-Tech approach in companies

Round table discussion moderated by Quentin Tizon, ADEME engineer, low-tech expert

Teaching low-tech in higher education
  • Guillaume Lefevre, Director of Icam Nantes
  • Jean-Marc Benguigui, Course supervisor of the Low Tech specialisation and Engineering for Ecological Transition option.
  • Delphine Toquet, Professor, Sciences Humaines pour l’Ingénieur, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB)
  • Student from the Low Tech specialisation (t.b.c)

Round table discussion moderated by Cécile Le Sausse of Explore

How do you determine if a project is low-tech?
  • Jonathan Gueguen, Low-Tech project manager at APALA
  • Jean-Baptiste Thony, alumni and Low-Tech expert, Bordeaux city councillor in charge of circular economy, zero waste and local currency
  • Anne-Charlotte Bonjean, expert engineer in repairability at ADEME
  • Didier Ménard, engineer, Atelier Belenos

Round table discussion moderated Estelle Massi, Centrale Nantes student (t.b.c)

Event organised in partnership with APALA and EXPLORE

Published on January 24, 2023 Updated on March 14, 2023