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CentraleSupélec and ESTACA join IngéBlue, an institute for maritime innovation

20 March 2023

ESTACA and CentraleSupélec have signed up to the interdisciplinary maritime engineering institute IngéBlue, created in 2022 to federate its members’ maritime engineering research, innovation and training capabilities at national level. Now comprising 13 institutions, IngéBlue is strengthening its ability to lead ambitious interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

An institute created to help develop the blue economy

Over the last few years, oceanic issues have become increasingly important in the public debate, be it in terms of the resources they contain (food, energy, etc.), maritime transport, safety or the environment. This is a strategic issue for France, which has the world’s 2nd largest maritime area and must rise to the technological challenges of maritime engineering in a context of increased competition. IngéBlue aims to do just that, by creating synergies in the fields of research, innovation and training to promote the sustainable development of the blue economy.

13 establishments from all over France pool their capabilities in research, innovation and training in maritime engineering

By signing the IngéBlue charter, CentraleSupelec and ESTACA have joined the 11 founding members – 7 grandes écoles (ENSTA Bretagne, ENSTA Paris, ENIB, Centrale Marseille, ENSM, IMT Atlantique, Ecole navale), 3 universities (UBS, UBO, Toulon) and the Shom (national hydrographic service).

The aim is to encourage the emergence of larger-scale national and international interdisciplinary programmes by responding better to the need for new knowledge and skills and their rapid transfer to companies and public bodies. It also means gaining in multidisciplinarity, efficiency and visibility by means of close, agile and responsive coordination of all the players involved in maritime engineering training and research (companies, public bodies, associations, etc.).

The IngéBlue institute plans to respond to various calls for projects to develop collaborative proposals that pool the strengths and capabilities of its members.

IngéBlue also aims to identify new skills and training needs and encourage their integration into the programmes.

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IngéBlue operates on a collegial basis. It is managed by ENSTA Bretagne.

« On behalf of the founding members of the IngéBlue institute, I would like to welcome CentraleSupélec and ESTACA. We are delighted to welcome these two new members to the group, whose ambition is to bring together the multitude of players and disciplines involved in maritime engineering in training and research to respond collectively to the need for innovation and knowledge. IngéBlue has only been in existence for a few months and has been enthusiastically welcomed by everyone in the maritime community: companies, the public sector and associations. »
Eric Jaeger
Deputy Director of ENSTA Bretagne and leader of IngéBlue

ESTACA in IngéBlue

ESTACA’s admission to IngéBlue will allow the school to develop new naval engineering projects with IngéBlue members. Initially, the plan is to focus on research collaboration, particularly in relation to air quality and energy.

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