Long-term partnerships with around 50 European universities, as well as materials science and processing research teams across the globe, support Constellium’s capacity for innovation.
Partnering for innovation
Constellium is world-renowned for developing and producing best-in-class aluminium products and solutions. To support our efforts, we work in close partnership with leading research laboratories and universities for R&D, creative processes and cross-pollination.
Our world-class Voreppe (France) research center (CRV) works closely with the 3A Technology and Management laboratory in Neuhausen (Switzerland) and various research clusters such as ViaMéca mechanical engineering research cluster (France).
A strategic partnership was established with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The aim is to accelerate the technical and commercial development of lightweight materials for applications in the aerospace, automotive, construction, building and transportation sectors.
As part of this multi-year cooperation agreement, Constellium and the EPFL have created a professorship, reinforcing their commitment to collaborative innovation. In September 2010, Francesco Stellacci was appointed full professor at the Institute of Materials Science for the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory.
Stellacci has made many significant contributions in nanoscience and nanotechnology, as well as in the science of supramolecular materials. Among his many pioneering projects, he is well known for developing supramolecular nanostamping.
The benefits of collaborative research
Constellium’s technological partnerships generate important innovation opportunities, foster new ideas, and ensure our R&D is aligned with market needs.
Furthermore, the partnerships help create a broader scientific network dedicated to discovering novel approaches to industry challenges and developing emerging technological concepts.
By involving a number of PhD and MSc students in academic laboratories and in industrial internships at Constellium sites, we create job opportunities for talented scientists and engineers and train the innovators of the future.
Constellium has established partnerships with approximately 50 universities and research laboratories around the world.