Industrial Processes

"The "Industrial Processes" axis is centered around photonics, the manufacture of advanced materials and embedded systems.

The technologies developed by our shareholders' laboratories on these themes enable us to respond to real academic and industrial issues in various fields such as imaging, lasers or the manufacture of miniaturized nano-sensors. This last example has moreover been the subject of a "generic transducer" maturation program that has been transferred to 2 companies. »


Easy Ride: Electric conversion for all cyclists

What's that? A device, "Easy Ride", which allows you to transform a conventional bicycle into an electrically assisted bicycle in one simple gesture.
For what application? A unique bicycle solution for going to work during the week and exercising at the weekend.
Who invented it? The Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory (LMA UMR 7031)
Who was involved? Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille.

Sound Attenuation : A membrane against low-frequency noise

What's that? A low-frequency noise absorption system linked to rotating machines thanks to the use of a non-linear absorption membrane.
What does it provide? The technology is relevant to address the problem of noise related to rotating machines such as motors, compressors, generators.
Who invented it? Le Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (LMA UMR 7031)
Who was involved? Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Institut Carnot STAR

Soft Mixer Algae: Cultivating fragile micro-algae thanks to the celestial movement of the Earth

What's that? A photobioreactor, "Soft Mixer Algae", which imitates the rotation of the Earth to agitate the culture medium.
For what application? To produce strains of microalgae and plankton of interest for the development of anti-cancer drugs. The development program is being conducted with the Marseille-based start-up Planktovie.
Who invented it? Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE, UMR 7342)
Who was involved? Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Swinburne University (Australia), Impulse Interuniversity Incubator

SRGOLD: An instrument to detect "hooked atoms."

What's that? A RAMAN microscope with improved sensitivity and contrast.
What does it do? Stimulated Raman scattering technology called "SRGOLD" allows to obtain information on chemical bonds in biological samples (tissues, cells...) without marking or staining.
Who invented it? The Mosaic team at the Fresnel Institute (IF UMR 7249)
Who participated in the project? Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Institut Carnot STAR

Digue: Fresnel Institute (IF, Aix-Marseille University, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249), Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE, Aix-Marseille University, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7342)

Based on the theory of metamaterials, this new maritime protection structure makes it possible to prevent waves from breaking over the dikes, thus increasing the life span of the structures. The maturation project aims at experimentally validating, in large basins, the operation of this structure.

GDC lensless endoscope: Fresnel Institute (IF,Aix-Marseille University, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249)

New confocal endomicroscopic imaging system without lens. This device makes it possible to produce a volume image on a microscopic scale, opening the door to the inspection of biological materials and tissues in depth. It allows the exploration of all areas inaccessible by conventional means. The maturation project aims, in a first phase, to create the first imaging device and then, in a second phase, to carry out the first clinical tests.

Fluorescent hybrid nanoparticles : Marseille Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanoscience (CINaM, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, UMR 7325)

The objective of the maturation project is to integrate these new nano-composite materials with improved fluorescent properties into organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). They will make it possible to envisage obtaining stable and printable fluorescent solutions opening the door to numerous applications, particularly in the fields of OLEDs and security.

Double pulse lift: Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes Laboratory (LP3, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, UMR 7341)

A new process that allows digital printing of micrometric size structures by laser. This new approach is particularly important for electronics on flexible substrates because it eliminates the annealing step for conductive materials. The objective of the maturation process is to create an experimental device to optimize and validate the process. This should make it possible to determine the potential and limitations of the process in an industrial application context.

Prometheus: Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence (IM2NP, Aix-Marseille University, University of Toulon, CNRS, UMR 7334), Institut FRESNEL (IF, Aix-Marseille University, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249)

Novel material assembly for light sensors whose sensitivity wavelength can be electrically controlled over a wide range of the spectrum. This type of imager finds its applications in the fields of night vision for defence, security and night driving assistance. The aim of the project is to fabricate and characterize a demonstrator of a few pixels and to learn about the performance and limitations of these new sensors. Project resulting from a call for projects Institut Carnot STAR.

"The support of SATT Sud-Est, within the framework of the PROMETHEUS maturation project, has enabled me to apply the results of my research work through the development of an innovative imaging device. SATT Sud-Est financially supported the project and its team also made a significant contribution with original ideas. I hope that this relationship between research and technological development can continue for years to come. »


Senior Lecturer, IM2NP

"As the director of the laboratory, I particularly appreciated SATT's interventions in my laboratory. The staff were made aware of the importance of the SATT through a clear speech, and they understood that the SATT represented a real support for the development of their skills. Two invention declarations were filed (12 researchers at LP3) following these actions. In my capacity as project manager, I greatly appreciated the efficiency of SATT's work, which carried out the patent application and the market study, and supported me with a pre-maturation project. This support allows us today to validate our idea. The interaction with the SATT engineer is very constructive and enriching, and goes far beyond mere financial support. »


CNRS Research Director, Laboratoire LP3

"We had identified molecules that inhibit the polymerase of the dengue virus, which are effective in a cellular context, i.e. antiviral potentials. Working with the SATT has enabled us to take several important steps in this program, with the definition of an intellectual property strategy, which has resulted in the filing of two patents, and to benefit from reinforced skills in medicinal chemistry. We are now looking for industrial partners, again with the support of SATT experts. »

Prof. Jean-Claude GUILLEMOT

University Professor, Polytech, AFMB Laboratory

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