Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities. Over 1500 customers benefit from our talent, creativity and strong commitment. We bring knowledge and innovation to our customers through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 240 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.
RESCOLL is an innovative SME, best defined as a research company for materials, specialized in composites and polymers. RESCOLL’s activities are industrial research and development of innovative products and processes. RESCOLL is conducting innovation research in the field of industrial applications of polymers (composites, resins, adhesives, varnish, coatings, etc.) and related fields: bonded assemblies, materials fire behaviour and environmentally friendly surface treatments.
Alpha Recyclage Composites (ARC) is a French SME involved in recovering carbon fibres from composites material using an innovative process called Steam Water Thermolysis. The Company, created in 2009, has invested in R&D by financing three PhD thesis in order to assess the feasibility of the process. ARC is now investing in an industrial plant able to produce 1 tonne per day of recovered carbon fibres. The company is involved in three industrial national projects for supplying fibres to nautical companies.
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Its research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by its researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives.
The Fraunhofer ICT has a close working relationship with numerous universities and colleges, especially with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. Fundamental and application-oriented knowledge is utilized and further developed in hundreds of projects each year. The Fraunhofer ICT supports its clients and project partners from the original idea to the prototype phase or even to small-series production, according to their requirements. Clients and project partners are mostly from the automotive and transport sectors, as well as the fields of energy, environment, defence, security, and chemistry and process engineering.