The French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks, created on January 1, 2011 from the merger of INRETS and LCPC, is a public scientific and technological institution under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


Coordinator: Anne Ruas

ESIEE Paris was created in 1904. Under the name Ecole Breguet, the school immediately distinguished itself as an engineering school focussing on innovation and entrepreneurship. One of its most illustrious former students is Marcel Dassault, founder of one of the largest industrial groups, the Dassault Aviation Group.


Person in charge: Tarik Bourouina 


The Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces (Interface and thin film physics laboratory) is a joint research unit (UMR-7647) between the Department of Science and Information and Communication Technologies (Département des Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication - STIC) of the National centre for scientific research (Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS) and Ecole Polytechnique.


Person in charge: Costel Sorin Cojocaru 

The Building scientific & technical centre (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment - CSTB) is a public institution serving innovation in the building industry. It has four key activities: research, expertise, evaluation, and dissemination of knowledge, organized to meet the challenges of sustainable development in the building world. Its field of expertise covers construction products, buildings and the way they are integrated into neighbourhoods and cities.


Person in charge: Robert Baroux 


INRIA, created in 1967, is a public research institute for science and technology (Établissement Public de recherche à caractère Scientifique et Technologique - EPST) under the joint supervision of the Ministries of Research and Industry. It is tasked with producing research excellence in the fields of IT and mathematics for computational science and to ensure the impact of this research. INRIA covers the whole spectrum of research central to these areas, and intervenes on issues related to digital, posed by other sciences and by people involved in economic and societal issues.

Several INRIA teams are involved in the project: ClimeFunInfineI4S and Urbanet.


Person in charge: Herve Rivano 

Created in 1991, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) is a multidisciplinary research institution with 17 units (including 4 CNRS mixed research units and 1 IFSTTAR mixed research unit). Partnership research is based on the clusters ADVANCITY, SYSTEM@TIC and CAP DIGITAL, together with Institut Carnot VITRES.
ESYCOM (EA2552), (Electronique, SYstèmes de COmmunications et Microsystèmes) is a multi-unit facility involving UPEM, ESIEE Paris and CNAM professor-researchers. The laboratory project entitled “Systèmes de communication et capteurs pour la ville, l'environnement et la personne” (Communication systems and sensors for cities, the environment and people) brings together communications system engineering, sensor and microsystem activities. ESYCOM is undergoing the CNRS UMR approval process in the 2015-2019 five-year contract.


Person in charge: Jean-Marc Laheurte