General framework of the activity
Icam, Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers, graduates each year about 600 engineers, nearly half of them by the way of apprenticeship. These figures place the school among the most important French engineering schools.
Icam also offers a diversified range of training and business services. As an educational enterprise, the school invites students to develop personally as well as to train themselves scientifically.
Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers is a member of the FESIC network of higher education institutions (private non-profit). 6 sites are available in France: Lille, Paris-Sénart, Nantes, Bretagne, Vendée and Toulouse; and 3 sites all over the world: Pointe-Noire and Douala in Central Africa, and Chennai in India.
The school has always cultivated a very strong link with the companies in the territories where it operates. Large groups and SMEs frequently participate in the various educational initiatives: juries, courses, company visits, research projects, scientific thesis missions, internships, apprenticeship and employment contracts, etc.
The Nantes campus carries out 50 research project work each year. These projects are developped in close contact with local industries in aeronautics (Airbus), the automotive industry (PSA) shipbuilding as well as the food processing industry .
Specific skills in the MRE field
- Modeling ship collisions with offshore structures by superelements
- Recycling of composites (pale wind turbines and tidal turbines)
- Vertical wind turbines: Aérojoules project. Icam Nantes participated in the realization of the two vertical axis wind turbines (design, aeroelastic optimization and electronics) of Energy Observer, the first powered electric catamaran powered by a complete hydrogen production line coupled with renewable energies.