Inauguration --- Ecole des Ponts ParisTech-Tongji University Co-innovation Centre

Inauguration --- Ecole des Ponts ParisTech-Tongji University Co-innovation Centre

On the occasion of the celebration of Tongji University's 110th anniversary, the ENPC TONGJI University co-innovation centre has been inaugurated by the Presidents of both institutions in the presence of representatives of French and Chinese companies and the French General Consulate. The inauguration happened during ENPC Day, a special programme highlighting the long lasting cooperation between the two institutions which founded IFCIM the first ever Sino-French Institute of Engineering and Management.

ENPC TONGJI University Co-Innovation Centre will be located on Tongji University campus. It will focus on transport and sustainable cities issues. Part of Ecole des Ponts Paristech strategy, the co-innovation centres will be located in specific places in the world where the needs for infrastructure, construction, urbalization and access to natural resources are crucial.

The mission of these centres is to serve both French companies’ needs abroad and local industries for better economic cooperation and competitiveness.  As a key player in the innovation chain, the co-innovation centres will deliver multicultural training programmes (such as the new International Master in Transportation), executive education for the local workforce, joint-research programmes and tech startups incubator.

Source: Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (http://www.enpc.fr/inauguration-du-co-innovation-centre-ecole-des-ponts-...)