Innovation & Partnerships

Le Mans Université

Innovation & Partnerships

RFI institutes (Research – Training – Innovation)

In order to enhance its profile and its attractiveness in France, Le Mans University has placed the creation of thematic and/or interdisciplinary institutes, in conjunction with the laboratories and constituent components, at the heart of its strategy.

The aim: to strengthen the synergies between Research, Training and Innovation.


Become an international reference center for research and training in acoustics

The ambition of the Institute of Acoustics - Graduate School carried by Le Mans University is to become an international reference center for research and training in the field of acoustics. This ambition is based on the high level of training, research and innovation conducted for many years at Le Mans University in the field of acoustics.

Consult the project's presentation page


The Institut du Risque et de l'Assurance (the Risk and Insurance Institute of Le Mans) is attentive to the expectations of professionals, whether in the field of business lines and their suitability for markets as well as in relation to research and innovation. The Institute relies on the scientific skills developed at the University in the areas of statistics and mathematics, economic analysis and surveying, insurance law and banking.

View the website of the Risk and Insurance Institute (RII) of Le Mans


The Institut d’Informatique Claude Chappe (Claude Chappe Institute of Computer Science) aims to bring together and   promote quality and diversity in training, as well as the research activities in computer science undertaken in Le Mans University, including for the automatic processing of words and language and for IT environments for human learning.

View the website of the Institut d'informatique Claude Chappe



Future Investments Programme (FIP)

The winning projects...


The Institute of acoustics project - Graduate School (2017 - PIA 3 - University Research Schools)

The “University Research Schools” component of the PIA3 call for projects, inspired by the Anglo-Saxon model of graduate schools, supports the creation, on the basis of potential for very high-level research, of structures integrating research laboratories, master’s, engineering and doctorate (D) courses on a given subject, linking universities and research organisations.

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The Theleme project, with the University of Angers (2017 - PIA 3 - New study programmes)

The project, named Thélème in reference to the Rabelaisian abbey and its motto “Do what thou wilt”, aims to profoundly transform the university in the landscape of French higher education by proposing a new architecture for the degree programme in a continuum from Bac-3 to Bac +3.

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The Ecri+ project, with the Université Ouverte des Humanités (2017 - PIA 3 - New study programmes)

Mastery of the French language is essential at all levels of the school system and becomes crucial for entry into higher education. However, a significant proportion of students encounter difficulties in the mastery of academic French, especially the written language. ECRI+ proposes to co-construct a mechanism to promote student success by improving their skills in the expression and comprehension of written French.

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ECND Academy (2016 - PAI 2 - Partnership for vocational training and employment)

Supported by over 50 public and private stakeholders, the ECND Academy school-workshop aims to support the technological and economic changes at the national and international levels in response to the needs of industry in the field of Non-destructive Evaluation and Testing.

View the page dedicated to the ECND Academy


Course in science and technology for the success of young people in the Loire (2012 / 2017 - PIA 1)

For 5 years this project, involving 8 partners, has made it possible to be innovative in relation to scientific mediation mechanisms, to structure regional stakeholders and to develop actions throughout the territory, and more particularly towards those populations who are farthest removed from the sciences.

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