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20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69100 Villeurbanne


INSA Lyon is an Engineering School dedicated to Applied Sciences, which makes it a large and unique research center which joins education activities, research laboratories and socio-economic partners (over 1.000 industrial contracts a year). As an academic oriented to industry, our institute carries out research in engineering sciences for companies looking for technological solutions

Research at INSA Lyon is organised around five main areas:

1) Energy for a Sustainable Development

2) Environment: Natural, Industrial, and Urban Environments

3) Global Health and Bioengineering

4) Digital Society and Information

5) Transport: Structures, Infrastructures, and Mobilities

INSA Lyon research ecosystem is completed with the scientific and technological platforms which provide the industrial sector with advanced technology and expertise.

INSA Lyon is a member of different European Technology platforms (SUSCHEM, WaterEurope)



Contact Person
Research Administrative department
is SME contact
Marie-Cécile BARRAS

is SME contact

The equipment, facilities and laboratories available at INSA Lyon cover a broad range of applications and techniques:

  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Mechatronics, automated production, industrial information systems and digitization control
  • Surface treatment pilot site (liquid and powder coating processes, UV polymerization, robotised pistol and bowl)
  • Non-destructive testing (experimental and numerical equipment)
  • Electroactive materials and systems (3D printing technique, characterizations)
  • 3D characterization of material microstructures (X-ray tomography, In-situ tests under mechanical loading and thermal loading)
  • Formulation and characterization of advanced materials (polymers, ceramics, composites and biomaterials); relations between microstructures and properties
  • Operando microscopy for materials microstructural characterization
  • Micro & Nano-technological facilities
  • Platform for biotechnology, synthetic biology and synthesis chemistry

The range of services are mainly focused on:

  • applied R&D,
  • scientific and technological services and expertise (study, characterization…),
  • development of process,
  • prototype development and testing
  • access to specialized equipment.

Our institute works with all industrial sectors: Transport (aeronautics, rail, road), Nuclear, Space, Metallurgy, Mechanics, Chemical industry, Food industry, Energy, Water, Health, …..

Service for Industry and SMEs