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 Icam among the most important French engineering schools.
Icam also offers a diversified range of training and business services. As an educational enterprise, Icam invites students to develop personally as well as to train themselves scientifically.
Icam is a member of the FESIC network of higher education institutions (private non-profit). ICAM has 6 sites in France: Lille, Paris-Sénart, Nantes, Bretagne, Vendée and Toulouse. ICAM also has international sites (Pointe-Noire and Douala in Central Africa, and Chennai in India).
Icam 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. The 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.