Partnerships: transforming your ideas into new products

We develop sustainable research partnerships with Innovative Industrial Groups and SMEs to:

1. Enable companies to:

♦ Have access to laboratory-quality research results and cutting-edge technology

♦ Develop R&D projects with a technological advantage

♦ Create new innovative products and services to gain competitive advantage

♦ be part of joint research projects

2. Enable LIRMM research teams to:

♦ Conduct applied and field research

♦ Share their skills and expertise with businesses

Technology transfer

Within the framework of academic and industrial partnerships, LIRMM research teams collaborate with partners to develop prototypes.

They support the development and ongoing improvement of technological tools to elaborate innovative products and services.

Success Stories

Computer Science

RIDER – French-funded project (OSEO FUI)

Research on IT-driven energy efficiency

ICON – FP7 Project

Constraint Programming

Phyl-ARIANE – French-funded Project (ANR)

Phylogenomics: integrated algorithms and visualizations for analyzing the evolution of life


COMANOID – Multi-Contact Collaborative Humanoids in Aircraft Manufacturing (H2020)


  • To help deploy humanoid robot solutions in Airbus assembly operations that are laborious and inaccessible to wheeled platforms. 
  • To make Human-Robot collaboration safe and operationally efficient

Technology concept description

  • Exploring multi-contact planning and control to increase robot balance and stability
  • Using advanced visual-haptic servoing for perception and localization 
  • Developing closed-kinematic chains in order to increase operational forces

Coordinator : CNRS
Contact : A. Kheddar -

VERSATILE -Innovative Robotic Applications for Highly Reconfigurable Production Lines (H2020)

VERSATILE aims to have dual-arm robots execute complex tasks traditionally assigned to humans due to manipulation requirements. Using LIRMM-developed tools to quickly setup, program and operate innovative robotic systems, end users will be able to rely on robotic cells which will be flexible enough to automatically adapt to the high number of product variants.

In this context, the project will focus on advancing the TRL level of the latest developments in the following areas:

  • Perception for Operation in semi-structured environment
  • Easy Programming framework to improve the re-configurability/programmability of the robotic systems
  • Mobile dual-arm robotic manipulation capabilities
  • Open frameworks for the ‘Plug and Produce’-based coordination of these resources

Contact : Andrea Cherubini :


The HEPHAESTUS project explores the innovative use of robots and autonomous systems for construction.

In the course of this project, LIRMM teams shall provide fundamental technical validation outside the lab, and deliver significant results, such as:

  • a prototype cable robot designed to build, repair and maintain building façades;
  • a prototype building and curtain wall system, suitable for robot assembly; and
  • a business plan for widespread commercial adoption.

Contact : Marc Gouttefarde -



EUREKA-PENTA Projet HADES - Hierarchy-Aware and secure embedded test infrastructure for Dependability and performance Enhancement of integrated Systems

HADES Project: Secure and hierarchical integrated test infrastructure to improve the operational reliability and performance of integrated systems.

The project aims to improve the dependability of a product by using Embedded Test Instrument (ETI) sensors and instruments to enable hierarchical testing of an object or application over its entire lifespan in a secure environment.

The HADES solution will consist of embedded test instruments and a test infrastructure based on the IEEE 1687 standard – which defines access and control of embedded instrumentation in semiconductors – and other I2C/SPI standards.

Among other results, HADES will provide:

  • failure prevention, self-correction, self-repair capabilities
  • better tolerance for errors
  • diagnostics and failure analysis
  • better system traceability throughout its life
  • component-age monitoring
  • facilitated interactions and control across the value chain of the entire product ecosystem (e.g. integrated circuit manufacturers, OEMs, integrators, end-product manufacturers, customers)
  • An online testing infrastructure that will not compromise system security

The following markets are targeted:

  • Connected systems
  • Remote-control systems
  • Smart housing and mobile telephone communications
  • Critical Automotive, Avionics and Space systems

Contact : Arnaud VIRAZEL – Maître de Conférences, Université de Montpellier:


New applications for the Internet of Things require the storage and calculation of ever-increasing amounts of data in battery-powered systems.

Emerging technologies such as spintronics and the use of new materials such as graphene or carbon nanotubes offer new possibilities for the design of embedded circuits and systems: heterogeneous and miniaturized component integration, fast storage of large volumes of data, ultra-low power, high-performance processing.

The integration of these new technologies is complex and generates new challenges, which LIRMM Electronics Department teams currently focus on within the framework of European projects H2020 GREAT and CONNECT.

Aïda TODRI-SANIAL – Chargée de Recherche CNRS:
Lionel TORRES – Professeur des Universités, Université de Montpellier:


H2020 MONTBLANC Hardware architectures for high-energy performance ECUs.

Gilles SASSATELLI – Directeur de Recherche CNRS:


Many technologies aim to provide security bricks for mobile devices. Among the most promising, Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) offers exciting prospects in IoT, Telecom, e-banking, etc.

One of the constraints of TEE is its close link with hardware (TrustZone Arm) and purely ‘generic’ software solutions, such as WhiteBox Crypto (WBC), which seem to offer similar security functions. The problem is that there currently is no assessment of the levels of security offered, nor any comparison between these technologies.

TEEVA aims to determine the most appropriate technology for the development of mobile applications according to the desired level of security.

Marie-Lise FLOTTES – Chargée de Recherche CNRS:

Last update on 18/12/2019