Laboratories and Research Topics


ITECH has been following companies in their R&D projects throughout the years through occasional or on-going partnerships.

Technological research at ITECH

Technology research is done within the laboratories of the GFMP: Engineering Functionalization of Polymer Materials” and has four main themes: renewable recyclable chemistry, composites, intelligent materials, and organic electronics.

Download the GFMP booklet (French)

To this day, 2 types of research are undertaken by ITECH:

  • Academic research involving PhD student with university partners and/or the CNRS
  • Research and Innovation, supervised by a team of teacher-researchers, PhD students and laboratory assistants.

ITECH Lyon and its subsidiary ITECH Entreprises offers companies:

  • A diversified expertise in the field of polymers, composites, process engineering, paint, ink, varnishes, adhesives and cosmetics, textiles, plastic manufacturing, leather, rheology, industrial microbiology, colorimetry…
  • A large panel of technical means: 4 technological teaching and research platforms:
    • Formulation Chemistry
    • Leather, Shoes, Leather Goods
    • Plastic Materials
    • Textile Materials

Companies that invest in research through ITECH (in order to develop projects within their firms) can benefit from a Research Tax Credit.*

*ITECH Entreprises is certified to Research Tax Credit.

Our contracts are done:

  • In direct partnership with industrials in 70% of cases
  • In collaboration with the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 with which ITECH has a partnership agreement in teaching and research
  • With CNRS laboratories
  • Within the European framework (Craft and Brite) (privileged collaborations with foreign industrials)
  • In collaboration with professors from partner foreign universities
  • In the framework of poles of competiviness: Plastipolis (Plastic Manufacturing), Techtera (Technical and Functional Textiles) Axelera (Environmental Chemistry), Sporaltec

Patent depositions and activity development are the product of these collaborations.

Examples of Projects

ademeVALTEX: VALorization of TEXtiles and labelized isolating recyclable mousses
Duration: 42 months / Budget: €250K
Partners: Renault SAS, Federal-Mogul, INDRA, Mulliez Flory, Valenda, Laroche, Ecocert Environnement, ITECH

PURE: Automobile Paints Respectful of the Environmentlogo-ministere-eie
Duration: 42 months / Budget: €2.5 million
Partners: Plastic Omnium, SAMES, UTT, Renault Trucks, PSA Peugeot Citroën, INSA Lyon, Bollig et Kemper, ITECH

POPART: Powder Paints Applied to aeronautics and automotivelogo-ministere-eie
Duration: 36 months / Budget : €4.39 million
Partners: EADS, Eurocopter, Hexcel, Renault Trucks, ITECH, INSA Lyon, LIFCO, MAPIEM, EPI, FLUOROTECHNIQUE, PMA, EXPIRIS

PEPITE: Industrial Recycable Powder PaintsRégion Rhône Alpes
Duration: 24 months / Budget €640K

ANT’TEXNew Technology Workhouse for Textiles DGCIS
Duration: 24 months / Budget: €330K
Partners: SPORALTEC (coordinator), RAIDLIGHT, IN’SOFT, TOPTEX, Lycée ARGOUGES (Grenoble)

TOPOINJECTIONNano texturization of imprint tooling for polymer injection ANR
Duration: 3 years / Budget : €2.6 million
Partners: Ecole Centrale (Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics), LaHC, CEMEF, HEF, Becton Dickinson, Heyr