Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future

In the framework of the partnership between the French Alliance for Industry of the Future and the German platform Industrie 4.0, IMT (IMT) and Technische Universität München (TUM) have presented a plan to create a Franco-German Academy for Industry of the Future.

Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future

THREEFOLD OBJECTIVE IN TERMS OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING

RESEARCH PLATFORM

Form a cutting-edge research platform serving the fields of digital technology for industry, industrial organization and logistics, and human interfaces.

NEW TRAINING PROGRAMS

Develop new training programs, create contents (MOOCs) and step up the number of student exchanges.

R&D

Set up innovative R&D projects in the framework of industrial partnerships working on flagship themes such as automation, flexibility, big data, the internet of things and security, but also logistics and transportation, management,…

More broadly speaking, the Academy will have the remit of conducting forward-thinking discussions and research on the place of humans in the digital and industrial transitions, and of overseeing the emergence of new paradigms for the industry of the future.

€1M allocated to IMT to roll out projects

The endowment of €1M announced by Christophe Sirugue, State Secretary for Industry, Digital Technology and Innovation, who was at Mines Saint-Etienne for Industry Week, will strengthen the action already implemented by the 2 founders of the Academy (IMT and TUM). This comes 3 months after Berlin’s Franco-German digital conference which looked back on the launch of the Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future.

With this new endowment, IMT and TUM will be able to move up a gear, develop projects already underway in 2016 and initiate new projects related to research and training.

Académie franco-allemande pour l'industrie du futur

Positive first steps

The Academy for the Industry of the Future, founded on 27 October 2015, has managed to forge collaborations between researchers from the 2 founding members, TUM (Technische Universität München) and IMT. These collaborations started immediately in 2 areas :

CYBERARCHITECTURE AND SAFETY

Cyberarchitecture and Safety through 3 research projects: Hybrid Blockchain Architectures, Secure Connected Industry and Towards a Secure Internet of Things;

NETWORKED COOPERATIONS FOR THE INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE

Networked Cooperations for the Industry of the Future thanks to the Smart Cyber-Physical Environments and Transformation of Organizational Control research projects.


New momentum through financial allocation

With this new endowment, IMT and TUM will be able to move up a gear, develop projects already underway in 2016 and initiate new projects related to research and training.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Thanks to the endowment granted by the French government, the initiated projects will be able to reach their full potential. Additionally, the exploration of a second wave of projects related to the next phase for the Academy will start around other shared domains such as advanced materials, 3D printing, energy efficiency, design and industrial logistics.

SUMMER SCHOOL

This two-session program will cover “connected vehicles and digital routes” and “human factors and cooperative design systems”.

LAUNCH OF THE BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM

It will be based on 15 modules (remote/classroom) providing enhanced digital education for industry executives and building knowledge of the Industry of the Future. This program will offer an “Industry of the Future” certificate of the micro-master type.

“We are now in a position to take this new Franco-German cooperation to the next level with our TUM partners. This opens up an original pathway within higher education and European research and will have the support of a club of industrial partners from the Academy for its development.”

Christian Roux
Christian RouxDirector of Research and Innovation at IMT

See also

IMT is one of the 11 founding members of the Future Industry Alliance (AIF).

The Future Industry is the theme of one of the Institute’s five transversal programs.

€1M allocated to IMT to roll out Franco-German Academy projects for the Industry of the Future.

Institut Mines–Télécom and TUM create the Franco-German Academy for Industry of the Future.