Innovate with our students and research centers

The research projects and internships part of the curriculum of our engineering students represent unique opportunities for companies to innovate in partnership with our students. In the same way, the research centers are innovative structures conducting research in the fields of matter and energy transformation.

Research projects

Research centers

The graduate engineering school is supported by 4 research centers associated with Toulouse INP.


CRITTs are Regional Centers for Innovation of Technology Transfer. Toulouse INP-ENSIACET houses two CRITTs which offer their skills and know-how to our industrial partners.

  • CRITT CATAR - Agroressources: specialized in developing product and by-products from agriculture and forests, the experts from CATAR can elaborate a set of scientific and technological studies specifically adapted to accomplish your projects.
  • CRITT Génie des Procédés Technologies Environnementales: specialized in R&D and environmental and technological process engineering. For over 15 years the CRITT GPTE has collaborated with regional and national companies in the field of industrialization of production processes.

5th year projects

The " 5th year " projects are projects accomplished by 5th year engineering students around an industrial or academic problematic. They make the students actors of their own learning and encourage them to develop analytical and problem-solving skills. They are formed by a minimum of 4 students from different specialization curriculums (Innovative Materials Engineering, Sustainable Chemistry and bioprocesses, Energy and intensified processes, Industrial Systems Engineering, Risk management methods and analysis and transversal specialization curriculums).

These projects are overseen by tutors and last 7 consecutive weeks. Two assignments, written and oral, are expected in this project. 

Some examples of projects

  • Optimization of thermal treatment to improve resistance to corrosion in stainless steel.
  • Synthesis of new bio-sourced surface-active catalysts. 
  • Analysis and patterning a wood valorization sector in the Cévennes.
  • Development of a new agri-food product.

"Fil rouge" projects

Our "Fil rouge" projects are projects carried out by engineering students from the school over a minimum of three semesters.

The main points of these projects cover: interdisciplinary work, autonomy and teamwork. They enable students from different departments to work together in a group overseen by several tutors.

These engineering students get the opportunity to work on an academic subject or an industrial problematic.

Some examples of projects

  • Environmental study and logistics improvement of a bio-sourced industrial sector.
  • Balloons to probe the atmosphere.
  • Nanosystems for the controlled delivery of molecules.
  • Scientific mediation on catalysis.



Posted on April 17, 2019

FA7 Junior Studies

FA7 Junior Études is our school’s Junior Enterprise.

This association (under the 1901 French law) enables our engineering students to mobilize their skills acquired through their courses and enrich their professional experience.

Be it from the idea stage to the finished product, from the fabrication stage to the distribution stage, FA7 Junior Études would like to put their know-how at your disposal.

This association benefits from various partnerships such as le groupe Alten, Audeo Experts, LCL...

More info on FA7

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