Partnership platform

The SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM partnership platform: A unique scheme in Franche-Comté.

The partnership platform allows the engineering students to take charge of industrial projects while benefiting from joint industrial and educational supervision, at the service of innovation and competitiveness.

Launched in 2012, the partnership platform provides access to innovation, thanks to SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM’s technological resources and cutting edge skills.

A unique innovatory scheme !

Well-supervised projects


A dedicated project-team takes charge of the industrial projects. This team consists of supervisors (teachers and teacher-researchers who are experts in the area), engineers and technicians from the School (providing technical support) and SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM engineering student interns with Master’s level.

Support is provided for the project over one or more semesters, with periodic project review sessions organised with the partner company..

Far-reaching technical and technological ressources

The project can be organised at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM, in the company or divided between the two. In fact, the partnership platform has a space with an area of about 350 sq.m, dedicated to hosting projects and which is organised as follows :

  • Open-plan area with desks and high-performance computers
  • Meeting and project-review area 
  • Room dedicated to intermediate and mini projects
  • Mechanics and metrology space
  • Electronics, automation, mechatronics and experimental works space
  • Space for design work
  • Space dedicated to new projects in the incubation stage and start-ups.


When education meets the corporate world

Thanks to the partnership platform scheme, the company’s project is analysed by a technical and educational team. Once it has been validated, a project team is put in place Engineering students are selected for this during a recruitment phase associating the supervision team and the company’s representatives. The project is then launched and runs for a period of 5 or 6 months, the end of which is marked by the production of a deliverable

Varied skills at the service of business

The partnership platform offers the possibility of accessing a broad range of skills :

  • Mechanics and microtechnology (design, dimensioning, simulation, calculation, machining)
  • Materials and surface treatment
  • Clock systems and microsystems
  • Tribology
  • Mechatronics, digital and analogue electronics
  • Optics and optronics
  • Metrology
  • Prototyping
  • Plastic injection

Why call on the services of the partnership platform ?

The SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM partnership platform allows companies to express their capacity to innovate and deploy R&D projects. It helps to preserve and improve the competitiveness of businesses. They can use this system for several different reasons, amongst which:

  • Lack of qualified personnel
  • Lack of technological resources
  • Lack of time for the managerial staff
  • Difficulty accessing innovation.
  • Lack of space for receiving interns and of capacity for supervising them.
  • Risk of weakening the company in the case of failure.

Multiple benefits for the company

Rewarding human exchanges

For a given length of time, and for a given project the SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM partnership platform brings together personnel from the company, SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM (teacher-researchers, engineers, technicians) and engineering student interns. Exchanges are thus created and a genuine synergy is put in place.

Cross fertilisation

The company sees a project that is important for its development progress or bear its fruit.

In smaller organisations, this experience sometimes represents the first contact with the world of higher education and research, and the first opening to the management of engineering personnel. This step is often decisive for giving the company head the confidence to consider a ramp-up in the skills of their human resources, and pursue the innovation adventure.

For larger companies this exchange provides a different vision of their projects, a new approach and a significant step forwards from the technological and scientific viewpoint.