The MecaTech cluster, engine of innovation in mechanical engineering
With close to 280 industrial and academic entities involved in joint mechanical engineering projects, the MecaTech cluster is generating unprecedented dynamism.
The MecaTech Cluster, a competitiveness cluster in mechanical engineering
A competitiveness cluster unites enterprises and research and training units around an economically promising field.
The aim? To increase these enterprises’ innovation, production, and service capacities so as to raise their profiles on the European and world market.
Mechanical engineering: a transverse field
Almost all fields of activity are concerned: from consumer products (cars, household appliances, etc.), to health, with machines and industrial processes in between.
From hybridized technology in the field of mechanical engineering…
The machines and processes of mechanical engineering and their components incorporate an increasingly varied range of scientific fields and cutting-edge technology. These growing interactions are leading to the “hybridization of mechanical engineering,” which in turn allows for truly groundbreaking innovations.
…to the need to network…
The hybridization of technology makes networking a must for the various players in mechanical engineering. Universities and research centers are key players in these networks.
The clusters’ objective: fostering and facilitating such networking.
MecaTech Cluster projects revolve around four strategic orientations:
Materials and surfaces of the future
Comprehensive forming technologies
Microtechnologies and mechatronics