Research and innovation

IMT Lille Douai’s research and innovation activities ensure that the courses continually adapt to the rapid developments in engineering science and techniques.

Students are involved in the research laboratories throughout their studies. They acquire the foundations of innovation management on projects sponsored by companies and through the unrestricted use of the school’s FabLab. They can pursue their entrepreneurship project further with the incubator and benefit from a developed study programme for student entrepreneurs.

IMT Lille Douai students can supplement their knowledge through research training.


IMT Lille Douai’s research and innovation activities combine engineering science and digital technology. For example, research in the field of plastics processing and composites uses the fields of 3D printing and structural integrity monitoring, and civil engineering uses methods resulting from artificial intelligence, etc.

Furthermore, big data is a cutting-edge field of research at the school, in a variety of areas such as multimedia and predictive maintenance.

Such dynamic research organisation contributes to IMT Lille Douai’s academic excellence in terms of relevance to the expectations of the socio-economic world, contractual activity, course enrichment and national and international exposure.