Under the terms of the agreement, Essilor will become a senior partner of the programme, which was launched in 2008 under the slogan “learning to innovate together”. An original initiative, it is unique among France’s top higher education establishments.
The agreement will provide trainee engineers with the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge by observing innovative practices in a corporate environment while helping business professionals drive change and innovation.
This partnership will also offer trainee engineers an insight into their social and economic environment and help them develop the behavioural skills they need to put innovation into practice. Essilor will also benefit from the students’ creativity and effective use of scientific knowledge to boost its innovation processes, while taking advantage of the high standards of excellence offered by Mines Nancy’s laboratories.
A member of the programme’s strategic steering committee, Essilor will offer students the chance to work on specific projects, contribute to courses and take part in the symposia and workshops on innovation organized by Mines Nancy and its partners.