Industrial partners

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets (automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging), with leading research and development, technology, sizeable captive supplies of raw materials, and outstanding distribution networks. With 12 major research centres worldwide, ArcelorMittal is at the forefront of steel production research and development.

Arkema is a designer of materials and innovative solutions. The company is specialized in shaping materials and creating new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics and home insulation. A specialty chemicals global major, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group operates in close to 50 countries.

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Renouvelables (CEA)
The CEA is a French government-funded research organization and a key player in development and innovation in the areas of defense and security, low carbon energy, information and health technologies. It maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research to promote innovation in industry. The CEA is actively involved in the European Research Area and its international presence is constantly growing.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application oriented research organization. Research focuses on people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. Fraunhofer develops new technologies, innovative products and techniques that benefit society and aims at strengthening the economy. It conducts research in fields relating to social challenges in order to achieve tangible improvements for mankind.

IMEC is an internationally renowned research institute that performs worldleading research in different fields of nanoelectronics. It combines a leadership in microchip technology with indepth expertise in software and ICT to lay the foundation of a more personalized healthcare, smarter cities, cleaner energy and more efficient mobility, logistics and manufacturing solutions. IMEC is committed in numerous research projects co-funded by the government, contributing strongly in Flemish and European R&D programs.