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Altair Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance.

Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries, and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.

Altair’s corporate culture thrives on seeking out business and technology firsts to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions.

EOS - e-Manufacturing Solutions

EOS Turning innovativ ideas into a success story: with Additive Manufacturing from prototypes to serial production

We enable our customers to produce high quality products based on industrial 3D printing technologies.

EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the field of additive manufacturing (AM).

Founded in 1989, we are a pioneer and world leader in the field of Direct Metal Laser sintering (DMLS) and provider of a leading polymer technology.

Learn more about us and the milestones of our company history in our below timeline.

IPC - Innovation Plasturgie Composites

IPC IPC is the Industrial Technical Centre of the French plastics and composites industry, with more than 3000 SMEs directly connected to IPC.

As such, IPC is in charge of providing the plastics and composites industry with innovative and high added value facilities and manufacturing pilot lines, cutting edge expertise and services.

IPC covers the full industry value chain with key fields of expertise including amongst others thermoplastics and composites materials, design and simulation of parts and processes, advanced injection moulding and tooling. plastronics.

With a 15 years experience in metallic additive manufacturing, IPC is the French market leader in selective laser powder melting for making metallic engineering tools dedicated to injection moulding.


Gemmate The mission of Gemmate Technologies s.r.l. is to innovate existing products and make new ones from science and technology advances. From early research developments, by developing and mastering key enabling technologies, new potential business are gauged and the due actions to have them started up carried out.

From initial laboratories results, Gemmate Technologies scales up the key enabling technologies, and conceives and develops implementation plans to manufacture the assessment prototypes, as well as business plans to pave the way for product development and commercialization.

This role is played co-working with:

  • public and private research organizations and education institutes at the very early stage,
  • technology institutes to carry out the technology and processing scale up,
  • large enterprises for incremental advance development, and small and medium enterprises for breakthrough exploitation. A main goal of Gemmate Technology is to spin out novel product-making companies to extend the holding and its profit.


Alstom Alstom, a global player fully focused on transport

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector.

Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation, …) and infrastructure and signalling solutions.

Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems.

It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people today.

CRF CRF, founded in 1978, has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of the FCA.

CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner.

university of birmingham

UoB The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in the United Kingdom (UK).

Established in 1900, UoB is a major international university and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities as well as Universitas 21, a major global association of research-led, broad-based universities.

The results of the UK Research Excellence Exercise 2014 confirmed that the University of Birmingham’s research power has global reach and rated 89.9% of the University’s research activity as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

The university actively promotes links with industry and commerce in the West Midlands region and beyond through research consultancies and works in partnership with leading organisations to make breakthroughs in health, engineering, environmental science and other research areas.

It has approximately 30 thousand students from 150 different countries.

OBE präzision

OBE OBE is a private family owned company with 450 employees world-wide, headquartered in Ispringen, Germany.

OBE has established itself as a key supplier for the eyewear industry since its founding in 1904 in particular due to its role in developing spectacle hinges.

The company is active in the areas of research, development, production and sales of high precision metal components in large quantities.

OBEs customers come from the spectacle industry luxury goods, automotive, telecommunications, medical and aerospace sectors for all stages in the production process, from development support right up to finishing and assembly of the components and subassemblies produced via MIM technology.


CEA Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future.

The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.

The only European research institute to span the entire value chain from the development of materials to pre-industrialization, Liten’s unique combination of human and technological resources helps its industrial partners achieve competitive advantage through the development of cutting-edge renewable energy, energy efficiency and novel material technology.


III-V-LAB III-V Lab is a joint industrial laboratory of Thales, Nokia and CEA Leti, with mission to perform research and development on III-V semiconductor components, and integration with Si circuits and micro-systems, from basic research to technology transfer for industrialisation, or to small scale and pilot line production.

Applications cover telecom, space, defence and security, for example high bit rate optical fibre and wireless telecommunications, microwave and photonic systems for defence, Security and Space.

III-V Lab has the capacity to produce and sell components (epitaxial wafers, processed wafers, modules) in small quantities (typically a few tens of wafers).

Its staff amounts to approximately 120 persons.