Innovation and entrepreneurship
ENSAIT wishes to strengthen the place of entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering education, and to devote more attention to future sectors. The entrepreneurial spirit is linked to qualities such as long-term vision, creativity, the ability to take risks, etc., qualities that are essential in all professional situations.
It is therefore important that all engineers are aware of these qualities and are able to develop them in their training. In the same way, it is more particularly important to imbue students with the culture of innovation on a daily basis, in particular by developing more pedagogical activities involving situations linked to the research activities of the School’s teacher-researchers.
Educational activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the engineering curriculum
incubator : euramaterials
EuraMaterials, the North European cluster for new materials processing industries, has defined, among other missions, that of reinforcing the competitiveness of companies through innovation, but also of supporting project leaders in their progress and the structuring of their concept by giving them the necessary keys to entrepreneurship and business creation.
Close ties and regular collaborations with ENSAIT exist on these two strong pillars of EuraMaterials.
EuraMaterials is currently hosting several young ENSAIT engineers with innovative projects who want to start their own business in its “Un Cube Axel” incubator.
In line with the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” option offered in the 3rd year of the ENSAIT engineering program, EuraMaterials helps raise awareness of business creation among the school’s students and doctoral candidates, and then assists them in evaluating and maturing their projects. EuraMaterials helps students and doctoral students to develop their projects and then assists them in the evaluation and maturation of their projects. EuraMaterials also assists students in the technical development of their proposed innovation, in establishing relationships with relevant industrialists and partners, and in mobilizing the appropriate resources within the framework of its accelerated incubation offer.