“Research partnerships give us access to the best of science and technology externs."
Our partnership strategy is global. We have built a collaborative and open network of partners that combines internal expertise and external creativity to foster cooperation among all players, including researchers, startups and students. This network increases the Group's capacity to use an agile approach to draw out ideas for the mobility of the future.
Enhancing our skills
Research partnerships are an ideal way to detect emerging technologies or mobilize a critical mass of targeted resources for a specific period or topic to accelerate our research process.
Diversifying our sources of innovation through research partnerships
FACTOLAB, a joint public-private lab
The Factolab, which opened in 2017, combines the strengths of Michelin's research teams and three university research labs in Clermont-Ferrand: the Institut Pascal (IP), the Social and Cognitive Psychology Lab (LAPSCO) and the IT, Modeling and Systems Optimization Lab (LIMOS), all under the aegis of the CNRS. FactoLab, which is dedicated to innovative technology for the plants of the future, works in R&D on human-machine cooperation to assist operators, with a focus on collaborative robotics, augmented reality and self-driving transport trolley design.