We contribute to innovation

Scientific diffusion using international publications and conferences is relatively straight forward. However our fundamental goal is to apply the results of our research to 'real problems'. The most efficient vector to achieve this, is collaboration with industry and other socio-economic entities.


Tec 21 is already actively collaborating with various industrial and civil society sectors.

In 2012, 40% of the activity within Tec 21 was carried out in collaboration with industrial partners

Our ambition is to expand our collaboration with industry and other socio-economic entities

In particular, Tec 21 is open to:

  • Collaborating on research projects in the targeted scientific fields,
  • Contributing to technological improvements and breakthrough,
  • Developping exchanges between researchers and engineers, e.g. by hosting industrial chairs,
  • Conducting exploratory investigations (test of new concepts or technologies...),
  • Consulting: sharing our expertise,
  • Developing high tech specialized services, for example metrology or advanced measuring techniques for fluids and solids.

We can also organise professional education programs