INDUSTRIAL CHAIRS: LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS. For more than 10 years, the School has been pursuing a strategy of long-term partnerships with companies through industrial chairs. Structured around themes that are strategic for the School, they aim to create scientific and educational value for the School, and competitive innovation for the company. The 14 chairs active in 2015, 9 of them in sole partnership with the School, are associated with 10 big French companies 1 big foreign company, 2 intermediate sized companies, 1 public industrial and commercial institution, 3 Agencies, and 3 Foundations. In 2015, two chairs were renewed, one by Saint-Gobain, the other by EDF.

City and mobility system

•Innovative solutions for a sustainable and responsible habitat
École des Ponts ParisTech | Saint-Gobain

• Management of transportation infrastructures
École des Ponts ParisTech | abertis | Ifsttar

• Reinventing stations in the 21st century
École des Ponts ParisTech | SNCF Gares & Connexions

• Rail transportation sciences
École des Ponts ParisTech | groupe Eurotunnel


Management of risks, resources, and milieus

• Fluid mechanics applied to hydraulics and the environment
École des Ponts ParisTech | EDF

• Hydrology for a resilient city
École des Ponts ParisTech | Veolia

• Financial risks
École des Ponts ParisTech | Fondation du risque | Société Générale (fondateur) | École polytechnique | UMPC


Industry of the future

• Materials science for sustainable construction
École des Ponts ParisTech | Lafarge

• Sustainability of energy-related materials and structures
École des Ponts ParisTech | Fondation européenne pour les énergies de demain | EDF | Engie | GRT Gaz | MINES ParisTech

•Eco-design of buildings and infrastructures
École des Ponts ParisTech | Vinci | AgroParisTech | MINES ParisTech


Economics, practices and society

• Forward modeling for sustainable development
École des Ponts ParisTech | EDF | Total | Schneider Electric | Ademe | MINES ParisTech

• Socio-economics and modeling of urban public passenger transit systems
École des Ponts ParisTech | Stif