“Engineering and Life” day at IMT: 2,000 students from the schools will take part on January 19, 2023


The third edition of this forum will be held on a dozen campuses at Institut Mines-Telecom schools, with more than 2,000 students attending !

The 2021 joint report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) calls for an integrated approach to climate change and biodiversity loss. In recent reports from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, placing a focus on living things in higher education curricula has emerged as a consensus.

Now, students, faculty and executives must think about how to take concrete action based on this new awareness of the importance of living ecosystems for our future lifestyles and professions.

The Engineering and Life Forum invites us to undergo a paradigm shift starting now, to ensure the world remains livable in 2040 and imagine the profound changes that will impact our lives, jobs and missions as engineers and managers.

What IMT faculty and students will produce together on January 19, 2023 will provide material for the IMT Career Observatory’s prospective study entitled “Ingénieur·e IMT 2040 (IMT Engineer 2040). The challenges of the environmental and social transition will be at the forefront of this study.

On the morning schedule :

[Conference – round table] Revisiting the relationship between engineers and living things: a 2040 immersion, with :

  • Luc Abbadie – University Professor at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris
  • José Halloy – Professor of Physics at Paris Cité University and co-founder of the Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute
  • Olivier Hamant – Director of Research at INRAE in the plant reproduction and development laboratory at ENS Lyon
  • Kalina Raskin – CEO of the Center for Studies and Expertise in Biomimicry
  • Hélène Soubelet – Managing Director at the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research

Watch the conference live

[Interactive group workshop] What would your job look like if it served all life, and wasn’t just inspired by it?