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Example of a project combining advanced manufacturing, aerospace and textile: automated production line of textile composites for aeronautical applications.

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am GMT

Example of a project combining advanced manufacturing, aerospace and textile: automated production line of textile composites for aeronautical applications.

About the session:

Composites for aeronautical applications have been developed for several decades and their implementation has been largely mastered. It is wide-body aircraft, performance-oriented programs that have led to an increase in the use of composites in aero-structures. Thus, the designs, processes and means of implementation developed correspond to this field of application. The state of the art in the manufacture of composite structures cannot be transposed in this as-is state to production rates of 5 or 6 times higher. IRT project evaluates the ability of textile technologies to meet high production rates of the aeronautics industry for large scale parts and complex geometry.


Day: April 30th 2021
Schedule:  11 am to 11.45 am CEST (Brussels time)

  • 5 min intro and welcome by EMC2
  • 25 min “The Wing project – automated production line of textile composites for aeronautical application”” by Marie Weiss (IRT Jules Verne) and Guy Caverot (IRT Jules Verne)
  • 15 min Q&A

About the speakers:

Katrin Krenn, Senior Innovation (SPG)

 Marie Weiss, Head of Europe Unit (IRT Jules Verne)

Marie Weiss is Head of Europe Unit at IRT Jules Verne. She graduated the engineering school UTT Troyes/France, obtained MSc in industrial ecology in 2008. She worked first at French embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she was in charge of monitoring international development aid funding. For 10 years, she specialized in managing and setting up European research projects at INRA (project manager of the FP7 project FLOCK-REPROD) then Montpellier Hospital (project manager of the FP7 project ADIPOA) and “Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)”, where she prepared about 40 European proposals in coordination under FP6, FP7, LIFE+, INTERREG, etc. Since 2013, she works at IRT Jules Verne and she is directly responsible for the European Unit since August 2017 whose role is to build up competitive European proposals, to manage efficiently granted projects and to address formal and unformal lobbying.

Katrin Krenn, Senior Innovation (SPG)

Guy Caverot, Innovation & technology transfer expert (IRT Jules Verne)

Guy Caverot is in charge of technology transfert for the IRT Jules Verne. Before that, Guy was Associate and Director of Innovation and robotics at BA Systèmes, French leader of AGV-Based Intralogistics solutions. He hold two master degrees in Automation Engineering and Business Strategy and a PhD in Open Innovation Management. His industrial experience started as R&D engineer before being involved in project management and customer relationship management in automatism and mobile robotics activities. At BA system he managed several cross disciplinary projects which led him to fill several patents on robotized systems, be awarded with the Invention and Entrepreneuship Award by the IEEE in 2014 and become an ANR and European expert for FP7 and H2020 projects. He has undertaken for several years now, teaching activities focusing on transmitting his years of experience on innovation & business strategy and mechatronics & robotics. He is also the author of several research papers published on open innovation, and mobile robotics.

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April 30
11:00 am - 11:45 am GMT
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