École Centrale de Nantes

Ecole Centrale de Nantes, is a European leader in MRE research and innovation. Member of the Group of Ecole Centrales, the Nantes engineering school give high level scientific and technological students (engineers, masters, doctors) a solid managerial culture and enables them to handle multidisciplinary and cross-cutting issues.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes, is a European leader in MRE research and innovation.

Member of the Group of Ecole Centrales, the Nantes engineering school give high level scientific and technological students (engineers, masters, doctors) a solid managerial culture and enables them to handle multidisciplinary and cross-cutting issues .

Courses connected with the business world, at the heart of innovation

The Nantes Ecole Centrale articulates its educational and research project around three main areas: manufacturing, energy transition and health. With 2150 students and 550 researchers, professor-researchers and staff, the school offers nine international masters covering hydrodynamics, energy, propulsion, digital mechanics, automatic systems, real-time control, materials processes, structural calculation, composites and ocean technology. The various proposed courses, from engineering curriculum options to doctorates, Masters or vocational training, open to the various trades of the entire MRE chain.

From research to innovation

The Nantes Ecole Centrale is developing a high-level European academic and applied research that relies on many strong industrial and institutional partnerships. It greatly benefits from a developing territory and strong links with the socio-economic world, aiming to become a leader in future economic growth sectors such as marine renewable energy and materials. The school’s laboratories are working all the way from the most upstream research to the completion of full-scale demonstrators at sea and the transfer to industry players. This collaboration activity with businesses currently takes various forms: joint projects, mixed teams, research positions, incubation and creation of startups, services via the private subsidiary Centrale Innovation.

Research platforms, a natural place to learn and put new MRE trades into practice

The School laboratories, accredited by the CNRS, have unique experimental facilities in their field, open to European research and industry. These platforms include a supercomputing centre, ocean engineering pools and an offshore MRE test site (SEM-REV).
The Centrale Nantes wave basin is the most demanded research facility by the MRE sector in Europe and SEM-REV is the only site in Europe to have generic approvals for prototypes and a connection to the national electricity network.

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