Project: CAP-MAT

CAPteurs intelligents pour la transformation des MATériaux

In order to stimulate the transition from research to innovation, “participatory research” or “innovation” practices are used open” are developing. They are based on a co-construction of research problems between specialists from various disciplines but also users, and, on a joint construction of knowledge in study course. Applied to the case of sensors, this means the establishment of a collaborative process from the research stage between developers of sensor concepts and researchers needing sensors (role user) for the development of new materials or the operation of new processes. Thus, in order to respond to scientific challenges associated with the development of new sensors, to strengthen regional and international expertise, and to envisage industrial applications, one of the axes of the CAP-MAT project consists in creating a platform of collection of sensor requirements. This device offers a space to file applications but also a box sensor ideas filled by research at the University of Lorraine. Eventually, these functionalities could be extended depending on the results obtained in the framework of the project, in particular through the extension of the platform to other regional universities and through access to crossroads between industrialists and researchers. The CAP-MAT project has a second component involving the development of two sensors, Magnetic Sensor and gas sensors,  which will make it possible to to test the rest of the process, i.e. the launch of projects to design new sensors based on of ideas emerging in the scientific community. Finally, the mapping of needs as well as the platform developed for their collection will make it possible to develop, to characterize and optimize the demand sensors.


Funding: 551 495,85 € (FEDER) + 50 000 € (ICEEL)

Scientific project timeline: January, 1st 2019 – December 31st 2022

Scientific leader: Stéphane Mangin


Institut Jean Lamour (Nancy, France)



Institut de Soudure


« CAP-MAT» project co-funded by FEDER-FSE Lorraine et Massif des Vosges 2014-2020, a European Union Program