Technology platforms

These organisations bring together stakeholders within an ecosystem and production requirements (skills, materials, software), helping to promote change innovation within industry.


The only site in Normandy with the aim of finding synergies between exporting industrial companies, higher educational institutions, laboratories and centres of research and innovation. The site brings together a connected campus, a dynamic trials centre and leading companies, such as Faurecia and Thermocoax.


Technology platform to help innovative projects in the agri-food and cosmetics fields. Its activities include:

  • Sanitary safety for agri-foods;
  • Nutritional quality;
  • Lifespan of foodstuffs;
  • Prototypes;
  • Decontamination and microbiology of cosmetic products;
  • Antimicrobial protection of products.


Cosmetomics offers a wide range of innovative tools and renowned expertise in scientific instrumentation for studying cosmetic products (composition, structure, chemical and micro-biological stability), as well as how these products interact with supports (skin, hair, containers) and with the environment.


CRIANN is the shared resource of the universities and engineering schools in Normandy. It houses super-computers, as well as dealing with the training for and the handling of intensive calculations. It works in a network, both at a national and European level. The infrastructure is also available for the R&D activities of companies.


CERTAM is a Regional Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Since 1991, CERTAM has been providing solutions in the fields of innovation and engine testing, air quality and the characterisation of pollution emissions.


ACTALIA aims to assist stakeholders in the agri-food sector to ensure quality and innovation. ACTALIA offers a suite of tailored services to provide solutions and services for all issues to companies in the agri-food and dairy sectors.


The LILIANO laboratory provides analyses linked to the “Milk Payment” for milk producers and dairy sector companies in the Lower Normandy area.

Agro R Tech

The ‘Agro R Tech’ centre is a skills centre dedicated to promoting and characterising agri-resources and bio-sourced materials.


LE SMEL (a ‘mixed public-private organisation’ dealing with the synergies between the sea and the coast) works daily to help the coastal fishing and shellfish sectors in Normandy and helps to improving knowledge of preservation, management and marketing of marine resources. It can provide access to technical platforms and laboratories.

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