The challenges of sustainable development position biosourced materials as up-and-coming resources to invent and develop the composites of the future.
These new composites derived from renewable plant resources will be further developed to meet the needs of companies looking for innovative solutions to enhance their products and make them sustainable.
The Specialised Master’s® in biosourced composites: innovation and eco-design trains high-level executives in the area of innovative composite materials taking into account issues relating to sustainable development.
This level-1 Specialised Master’s® qualification is accredited by the French Association of Grandes Ecoles (CGE). All of the courses are taught in English. It is organised in partnership with the Nantes Atlantique design school.
Training takes place over a period of 12 months: 6 months of teaching followed by a 6-month traineeship as part of a professional thesis.
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This Specialised Master’s® relies on an interdisciplinary programme driven by an eco-innovation approach. At the end of the training, graduates will be capable of:
- Innovating and eco-designing materials/products/services derived from renewable resources.
- Developing and optimising product or process solutions taking into account the challenges of sustainable development and the possibilities offered by new technologies.
- Implementing and managing a project in open collaborative mode.
- Managing an interdisciplinary approach and promoting the emergence of transdisciplinarity.
- Rolling out an innovation initiative.
- Leading an eco-design approach using creativity and design tools and methods.
- Taking into account regulatory requirements relating to society and the environment in particular.
- Capturing knowledge (collection, modelling, representation, expertise) with the aim of transferring it on the job.
- Providing material solutions for various areas of activity by understanding their specific characteristics and needs
This training is organised to provide trainees with a theoretical, experimental and professional educational framework in the field of biosourced composites.
The lessons are broken down into thematic periods, with cross-sector and theoretical contributions according to a life-cycle analysis (LCA) approach.
Biosourced materials including wood and its derivatives, combined with the tools available in our training facilities (workshops, labs), enable the training to encompass design and implementation (prototyping) dimensions.
The diversity of trainee profiles (employees, students, foreigners) and the project-based instruction method promote learning through action, interdisciplinarity and the emergence of eco-innovation.