Valeo and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) signed an agreement outlining their cooperation on shared research programs.
Valeo Partnerships with CNRS
The initial five-year framework partnership aims to accelerate the development of innovations that will lead to cleaner and safer mobility for both people and goods. The new framework agreement includes the launch of new research projects and theses and may also lead to the creation of joint laboratories.
Antoine Petit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CNRS stated that, this framework agreement is a natural next step in the trust-based relationship between Valeo and the laboratories of CNRS and its partners. By drawing up a common roadmap built around shared scientific objectives, the company will be able go even further than before. For the CNRS, strengthening this relationship with the world of business and taking an interest in industrial issues is key to solving the major challenges that our society faces.
The automotive industry has been of strategic interest to the CNRS since the end of 2019. 1,000 researchers are working on related projects across 200 laboratories, and 100 start-ups have already been created in the sector, either by or in association with laboratories under the umbrella of the CNRS, including some 30 joint laboratories set up with corporate sponsors. The laboratories of the CNRS and its partners are organised around key themes such as the RS2E network (17 laboratories), the French Research network on hydrogen energy (29 laboratories), the Seeds research group (32 laboratories) dedicated to electrical engineering and the cybersecurity research group dedicated to data protection.