Research conducted in synergy with our international partners
As far as setting up partnerships is concerned, IFSTTAR has formalised its active collaboration with the DLR in Germany by creating a Franco-German Institute known as InnoMob (Innovation for Mobility) by means of an official agreement signed in Berlin on 1 June 2018. This institute now has the same scope as the AME department and will facilitate mobility between the two bodies, the co-supervision of doctoral students, research projects and responses to European calls for projects. In Asia, in 2018 IFSTTAR strengthened its ties with its Japanese partners (PWRI - Public Works Research Institute, PARI - Port and Airport Research Institute, RTRI - Railway Technical Research Institute, University of Tokyo) by organising a visit by a delegation of researchers from several IFSTTAR departments on the following topics: geotechnical engineering, safety assessment and structural condition monitoring, material recycling and BIM for civil engineering.
With regard to the internationalisation of research and training, IFSTTAR was involved in organising an ETNA 2020 project event at the TRA 2018 conference in Vienna. This workshop on international cooperation in the framework of the H2020 programme (Focus on INCO Flagships) included among its speakers a member of the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation), several National Transport Contact Points and a European project coordinator who presented a "success story". It brought together about forty participants.
In addition, in line with the cooperation agreement signed between France and Sweden, IFSTTAR, in association with other future members of Gustave Eiffel University, participated in meetings with Swedish universities and research organisations to define areas for the development of European training on topics related to sustainable urban mobility and up and coming research themes. These meetings resulted in a Franco-Swedish seminar to be held at ESIEE Paris on 11 and 12 June 2019 (on the theme "Smart cities and mobility") as well as a project for a joint Master's degree on security issues.