Take time to have a journey into the Jules Verne Institute’s R&D activities. On 23 and 24 May 2019, The French Institute for Technology will open its doors for an exceptional visit of its technological workplaces. Save the date!



Research and innovation are central to the development and economic growth. Europe is an excellent playground of how these elements can be combined together to promote stronger and better collaboration. Through its European and international activites, Jules Verne Institute has an established strategy to leverage EU funding supporting its R&D objectives.


Jules Verne Institute is especially active in Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe) within work programmes:


  • NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology) 
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
  • FoF (Factories of the Future)
  • Clean Sky
  • etc.






FORTAPE: Local reinforcement/functionalization of injected parts



The strategic objective of FORTAPE project is to develop an efficient and optimized integrated system for the manufacturing of complex composite parts based on unidirectional fibre tapes reinforcement. The application sectors are automotive and aeronautical industries, with the minimum use of material and energy.



Industrial Applications


  Aeronautics      Automotive

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RAMSSES: Sustainable and Efficient Ships



Innovative lighter materials are important to improve performance of ships and maritime structures, to reduce their environmental footprint, to make the industry more competitive at a global scale and thus to create and maintain employment. Despite considerable progress in research and development as well as first commercial applications in recent years, the use of lightweight and other advanced materials in the maritime sector is lagging behind the potential. The RAMSSES project was born to help European shipbuilding industry to face these challenges and remain competitive.



Industrial Applications



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FASTKIT: Cable-Driven Parallel Robot solution for logistics



The FASTKIT project aims at providing a low cost and versatile robotic solution for logistics using a unique combination of mobile robots and Cable-Driven Parallel Robot (CDPR).
FASTKIT prototype addresses an industrial need for fast picking and kitting operations in existing storage facilities while being simple to install, maintaining existing infrastructures and covering large areas.


Industrial Applications



  Aeronautics      Automotive      Logistics

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INTEGRADDE: Metal Additive Manufacturing


The major goal of INTEGRADDE is to develop a novel end-to-end solution capable of demonstrating the potential of Directed Energy Deposition3 (DED) processes for the manufacturing of certified large metal components in aeronautics, construction, steel, and tooling applications –i.e. strategic metalworking sectors.


Industrial Applications



and other strategic

metalworking sectors

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Since its creation in March 2012, Jules Verne Institute has been developing industrial research dedicated to advanced manufacturing technologies. Based in Nantes, France, and central to the Loire Valley’s economic strategies, Jules Verne Institute addresses mainly industrial, scientific and technological challenges that concern five strategic industries: aeronautics, shipbuilding, automotive, energy and advanced manufacturing equipment.

It aims at becoming a reference in the field of advanced production for composite, metallic materials and hybrid structures parts, by providing solutions to the technological challenges faced by industrials, e.g. the design and implementation of advanced breakthrough technologies for manufacturing and production engineering.

In order to foster a cross-fertilization of ideas, Jules Verne Institute develop a shared forward-looking vision, implementing shared strategic roadmaps, pool resources, and bringing cross-disciplinary partners together (academics small/medium-sized and OEM companies).

Jules Verne Institute activities are mainly driven by industrial needs and manufacturing challenges.


Its research programme focuses in the following R&T topics:




Jules Verne Institute brings together manufacturers, training facilities, private and public applied research laboratories, and prototyping and industrial demonstration resources. It focuses on strengthening the “industry-research-training” process in order to make the technological jumps that will help companies boosting their competitiveness and continuity.


5 strategic sectors


Shipbuilding Aeronautics Automotive  Energy









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We are looking forward to see you in Nantes, in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe to build and develop R&D projects together.


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Address : Chemin de Chaffault – 44340 Bouguenais


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