INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
the entrepreneurial adventure at ensait
ENSAIT wishes to strengthen the place of entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering education, and to devote greater openness 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 made aware of this and are able to develop it in their training. In the same way, it is more particularly a question of imbuing students with the culture of innovation on a daily basis, in particular by developing more teaching 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
incubation : 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 company creation.
Close links and regular collaboration on these two strong pillars of EuraMaterials exist with ENSAIT.
EuraMaterials is currently hosting several young ENSAIT engineers with innovative projects who wish to create their own company in its “Un Cube Axel” incubator.
In line with the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” option offered in the 3rd year of the ENSAIT engineering course, EuraMaterials helps to raise awareness of business creation among the school’s students and doctoral candidates and then assists them in evaluating and developing their projects. In the technical development of the proposed innovation, the establishment of relationships with relevant industrialists and partners and the mobilisation of adequate resources within the framework of its accelerated incubation offer.