EIGSI has two main engineering research areas which contribute to their general engineering degree :
- Integrated mobility
- Energy and coastal protection
The guidelines for research at EIGSI are:
- Targeted, technological research that meets clearly identified industrial or societal needs.
- The research is carried out in project or research programs combining the expertise of several scientific disciplines.
- The research activities provide visibility for the specific skills of the teams within their scientific community.
- EIGSI’s partnerships with recognized laboratories ensure the quality of the results and facilitate the career development of the research professors in their scientific community.
All research activities are organised through project management in order to identify and mobilise the necessary resources, measure progress and analyse results.
These activities are essential when it comes to training Engineers, and the research professors are encouraged to make students aware of the innovation strategies used in their research.
The main developments since 1995 concern studies on the ageing of onboard storage systems, especially in terms of charging methods; and the optimisation of new mobility services for passengers and goods in urban and suburban areas, including the pooling and cooperation of transport resources.
Energy and coastal protection
The research began in 2000, focusing on the following issues:
- Energy conversion in decentralized production systems, especially in the context of building renovation;
- The development of marine energy;
- Coastal protection using flexible structures, including the installation of hydrocarbon absorbent booms.
Participation in scientific networks and associations
EIGSI is involved in 5 Clusters (MOVEO, Nov@log, EMC2, Derbi, Mer Bretagne). EIGSI research professors work on many of the research projects, including the Predit (members of the GO4) AVERE (leader of working groups), Campus Supply Chain (founder), GDRMACS, etc.
Their involvement has led to the organization of seminars (Pollutions marines, Journées de l’Interopérabilité des entreprises in 2012). Likewise. the Congrès international du Génie Industriel 2013 was held at EIGSI.
Connection to Teaching
Some majors available to EIGSI engineering students are directly related to the research themes and their application to industry. In particular, the majors Energy & Environment, Industrial Systems Engineering and Management and Integration of Networks and Information Systems call on knowledge directly related to the research carried out at EIGSI.