Boost your research and speed up your development

Centrale Nantes boasts exceptional test facilities on campus, some of which are unique in Europe within higher education.

Joint Laboratories - Industrial Chairs

The creation of an industrial chair is a highly effective way for a company to develop a strategic training and research partnership with the school in a specific field.

Centrale Nantes is involved in the following chairs and joint laboratories:

Collaborative Projects

40% of the school's operating budget comes from its activities in collaboration with companies, mainly through collaborative research projects and direct services.

CIFRE PhD grant

This provision involves a company recruiting a PhD student (on a temporary or permanent contract) who is tasked with undertaking strategic research for the development of the company. The relevant research institute within the school supervises the PhD student's research.

Centrale-Audencia-ensa business incubator

The Centrale-Audencia-ensa business incubator brings together initiatives stemming from the Centrale, Audencia, ensa Nantes Alliance. The three establishments decided in January 2015 to combine their entrepreneurial support services on offer to their researchers, students and graduates in order to boost the creation of innovative start-ups.

Ensure that entrepreneurs benefit from the best environment in which to develop their project, test business models and build their teams.

To work with us contact the Development Department

Frédéric MESLIN ( Director of Development

Development and Project Engineering:
Isabelle ROUILLARD: Development & Innovation
Michel LABROUSSE: Development & Innovation - Centrale Innovation

Executive Education:
Estelle PASTOR ( Head of Executive Education

Clotilde NICOLAY-SERVANT ( Head of Alumni
Published on December 19, 2016 Updated on March 24, 2023