ESOF Media Tours

ESOF 2018 Press Tours

Chosen to host the 8th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum, Toulouse is a renowned city for science and innovation.

From the “Aeropostale” at the beginning of the 20th century and the installation of aircrafts manufacturers during the World War II, Toulouse is still a vibrant aeronautics hub with the Airbus’s head office and industrial plants and also the Europe’s space capital. Toulouse is strongly involved in two major European programmes like Galileo and Copernicus and employs half of the European space staff. But Toulouse is also known for its excellence in biotechnologies with the Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) project and in life and medical sciences with a new campus dedicated to translational research against cancer “Toulouse Oncopole”, with an international recognized Gérontopole and with strong competences in neurosciences, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders among others such as medtechs and e-health. As Toulouse is the capital of a region known for its agricultural production, especially wine and high-quality products with strong history and link to the “terroir”, Toulouse is also famous for its agronomic research. High-techs, smart-techs and green-techs competences and companies are also providing a very dynamic and stimulating ecosystem for innovation.

The ESOF 2018 Press Tours are designed to provide accredited journalists with a panorama of local research and innovation, highlighting major R&D expertise and economic sectors.

Please note that registration is mandatory and number of places limited for each press tour. Registration form is available below.

PRESS TOUR SPACE - 10 July 2018 - Registration is closed

Press tour - Tuesday 10 July

Toulouse, world capital of space, from research to industrial leaders

Tuesday 10 July, 1:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m

Cité de l’Espace - CNES

12:30 pm Journalists departure by bus from the Pierre Baudis Convention Centre, Toulouse 

1:00 pm Welcome at Cité de l’espace, Toulouse  

1-2 pm WELCOME & BUFFET LUNCH AT L’ASTRONAUTE RESTAURANT, CITÉ DE L’ESPACE 

Welcome speech by Jean-Baptiste DESBOIS, CEO of Cité de l’espace (5 min) 
Presentation of the role of Cité de l’espace, a voice for the space industry with the general public, a key place for space education through exhibitions, educational workshops and events, cultural meetings and Space news activities.

Presentation of major players in the space industry based in Toulouse and present at this SPACE PRESS TOUR 

2-3:30pm MEETING WITH PLAYERS IN THE FIELD OF SPACE STUDIES IN EXHIBITION AREAS IN CITÉ DE L’ESPACE  

CNES 

Discovering asteroids: the Hayabusa 2 mission and its Mascot lander, which has just reached its target, the asteroid Ryugu 

IRAP – OMP – CNRS – UNIVERSITÉ TOULOUSE III PAUL SABATIER  

Solar system exploration missions: SOLAR ORBITER, BEPI COLOMBO, MARS 2020/SUPERCAM 

AIRBUS & THALES ALENIA SPACE 

Future Space exploration missions: BEPI COLOMBO, JUICE, ORION, EXOMARS 2020 and missions beyond the ISS - SPACEGATE, NEXT-STEP 2, SPACE RIDER 

OMP  

Missions to explore new worlds: SPIRou mission, in search of exoplanets 

METEO FRANCE – OMP – CLS 

Impact studies on climate change from the:  

  • Economic standpoint (farming, territorial management, etc.) 
  • Societal standpoint (pollution and impact on societies, etc.)  
  • Environmental standpoint (rising sea levels, impact on biodiversity, intense climatic phenomena, etc.)  

MEDES  

Life and health in Space  

CITÉ DE L’ESPACE / ISAE –SUPAERO / LYCÉE DE L’ESPACE / UNIVERSITÉ FÉDÉRALE TOULOUSE / CSUT 

Space mediation and education  

AEROSPACE VALLEY and NEWSPACE FACTORY  

Newspace Factory covers the entire value chain for Space and provides expertise and flexibility thanks to the small enterprises associated in this cluster (very reliable products and services at very competitive prices) 

3:30pm DEPARTURE FOR CNES to continue this joint press tour 

  • Activities of the Toulouse Space Centre 
  • Space Climate Observatory 
  • Explore Mars with the Curiosity Rover and the InSight mission’s seismometer SEIS 

5:30pm END OF SPACE ESOF 2018 PRESS TOUR 

Return of the journalists by bus to the Pierre Baudis Convention Centre, Toulouse 

 

Cité de l’Espace Press Contact

Florence Seroussi

Press Officer

+33 (0)5 62 71 56 46 – Port.: +33 (0)6 08 96 96 50

f.seroussi@cite-espace.com

5:30pm END OF SPACE ESOF 2018 PRESS TOUR

Return of the journalists by bus to the Pierre Baudis Convention Centre, Toulouse

 

ESOF 2018 Press Contact

Alexandra Foissac

PhD Communication & Press Relations ESOF Toulouse 2018

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu

+33 (0)5 61 009119

PRESS TOUR HEALTHS & BIOTECHS 11 July 2018 Registration is closed

Press Tour - Wednesday 11 July

From bench to bed: the Toulouse’s approach in oncology

A recent story on melanoma

Wednesday 11 July, 1:00 p.m – 4:45 p.m

Toulouse Oncopole

This Health Press Tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT) closely associated with the “ Institut universitaire du cancer de Toulouse – Oncopole “ IUCT-Oncopole which includes a Cancer Center (Institut Claudius Regaud) and many teams from the Toulouse University Hospital. A presentation of a recent study on melanoma published in Nature Communications will illustrate the continuum, between research and care (from basic research to bedside and vice-versa). Cancer Bio Santé Cluster will explain the development of spin-offs based on the results of academic research.

The CRCT and IUCT-Oncopole are located on the Oncopole, in the Campus of Langlade, in Toulouse. For the first time in Europe, public and private laboratories, hospital, university, cancer centers, companies and associations joined their forces to fight against cancer.

Program

13h – 14h: Welcome lunch

14h – 14h30: Introduction by Gilles Favre (CRCT), Armelle Barelli (Inserm), Jean-Pierre Vinel (Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University), Anne Ferrer (CHU) and Alexis Monnier (Cancer-Bio-Santé Cluster)

14h30 – 15h15: Visit of the CRCT’s and the IUCT-Oncopole’s infrastructures

15h15 – 16h15: Presentations of recent research on melanoma and discussions

16h15 – 16h45: Informal discussions and face-to-face interview

16h45: Departure

Speakers

Gilles Favre – Director of the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse

Armelle Barelli – Regional representative of Inserm

Jean-Pierre Vinel – President of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University

Anne Ferrer – Deputy Director of Toulouse University Hospital

Alexis Monnier – Director of the Cancer-Bio-Santé Cluster

Frédéric Lopez – Head of the technological facilities of the CRCT

Bruno Ségui – University professor / researcher at Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University and CRCT

Nicolas Meyer – Oncodermatologist, Professor at CHU de Toulouse

Anne Montfort – Post-doctoral fellow at CRCT

Romain Vié, Technical Sales engineer at Pixience Company

Anti-TNFα potentiate melanoma immunotherapy

Metastatic melanoma is a poor-prognosis skin cancer. Immunotherapy, based on the use of monoclonal antibodies (anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1), activates the immune system to fight melanoma and has dramatically improved the prognosis of this cancer. Those antibodies block checkpoints, which act as brakes to prevent the attack of cancer cells by T lymphocytes. However, a significant proportion of patients does not respond to such immunotherapies and/or develops severe side effects, some of which can be treated by potent anti-inflammatory drugs, such as the anti-TNFα.

In this context, a preclinical study carried out by researchers from the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Ségui, shows that blockade of TNF or its receptor, TNFR1, enhances the response to anti-PD-1 in melanoma, lung and breast cancer models. TNF was also shown to modulate a family of lipids called sphingolipids, whose metabolism has been shown to be dysregulated in melanoma. Ongoing research supported by Europe (ERA-NET Transcan2: Immusphinx; PI: Dr. Nathalie Andrieu-Abadie) aims at evaluating how targeting the sphingolipid metabolism can overcome resistance to immunotherapy.

These works, based on tight collaborations with the departments of Pathology and Biostatistics of IUCT-Oncopole, led to a publication in Nature Communications, one international patent and two clinical trials (TICIMEL et MELANFα) in advanced melanoma patients at the IUCT-Oncopole in 2018 (PI Prof. Nicolas Meyer, IUCT and CHU Toulouse) as well as collaborations with European leaders in the field of melanoma pathophysiology and genetics.

 

Bibliography

TNFα blockade overcomes resistance to anti-PD-1 in experimental melanoma

Florie Bertrand, Anne Montfort, Elie Marcheteau, Caroline Imbert, Julia Gilhodes, Thomas Filleron, Philippe Rochaix, Nathalie Andrieu-Abadie, Thierry Levade, Nicolas Meyer, Céline Colacios and Bruno Ségui, Nat. Commun. 2017 Dec 22;8(1):2256. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02358-7.

The Cancer Research Center of Toulouse

The Cancer Research Center of Toulouse is a joint research unit (UMR 1037) institutionally recognized by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University. Some teams are also labeled by the CNRS.

At the heart of the Oncopole of Toulouse, the CRCT, together with all its partners (institutional, academic, clinical, industrial, charities…), stimulates innovation in cancer research by leading an integrated approach between research, care and training, with a transversal and multidisciplinary vision.

The basic research is coordinated through 4 lines:

* Oncogenic signaling, DNA damage response & genetic instability.

* RNA and cancer.

* Tumor microenvironment and metabolism.

* Onco-Immunology.

Learn more: www.crct-inserm.fr

Learn more: www.inserm.fr

Learn more: www.univ-tlse3.fr

The IUCT-Oncopole

The IUCT Oncopole comprises the Institut Claudius Regaud, a comprehensive Cancer Center, and several teams from Toulouse University Hospital. The two institutions offer the expertise of 1 500 professionals specialized in oncology on the same site. The Institute is located in the heart of a campus gathering public and private stakeholders involved in the fight against cancer, with three interdependent missions: care, research and training.

Learn more: www.iuct-oncopole.fr

Learn more: www.chu-toulouse.fr

Cancer-Bio-Santé Cluster

A mission for innovation and competitiveness

The Cancer-Bio-Santé Cluster is the only French cluster wholly dedicated to innovation in the field of cancer and healthy ageing, from biotechnology to medical devices.

The cluster was created to provide support for more than 200 companies in Occitanie Region, working together with research laboratories, cancer centers and hospitals, university, to develop innovative products in cancer and heathy ageing, from prevention to follow up and home care including e-health technologies.

Learn more: www.cancerbiosante.fr 

Pixience Company

Specialists in imaging devices and measurement for skin exploration.

Our work involves making scientific and professional techniques available for the exploration and characterisation of living organisms. From a single cell to the entire body, our expertise forms a link between physics and skin physiology. This experience allows us to design, manufacture and market innovative analysis methods and systems. Within this framework, our aim is to provide new solutions to counter issues faced by the various stakeholders in the fields of healthcare, biology, dermatology and dermocosmetics. Our trademark is our ongoing effort to shake up a technologically-stagnant domain subjected to a quasi-monopoly, and to provide innovative ideas and solutions to address the challenges of the future.

Based near Toulouse’s Oncopole, each year we invest in research and development with our a team of researchers specialised in the fields of physics and engineering. “

Learn more: www.pixience.com

NSERM Toulouse Contact

Christine Ferran

christine.ferran@inserm.fr

ESOF 2018 Press Contact

Alexandra Foissac

PhD Communication & Press Relations ESOF Toulouse 2018

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu

+33 (0)5 61 009119

PRESS TOUR AGRI & HIGH - TECHS 12 July 2018

Press tour - Thursday 12 July

Drones, robots, cameras, data center design the plant of tomorrow

Thursday 12 July, 12h – 17h

INRA Auzeville

Have you ever dreamt of a robot taking care of your plants; seeing it water, adjust the light and making sure no pests are present? This dream has just come true, it is the daily life here at INRA, one of the world leaders in agronomical sciences where researchers work on breeding the plants of tomorrow. Producing healthy and quality food thanks to a competitive and environment friendly agriculture are INRA's main concerns. The research challenge is to continue to provide these resources even under future global warming climate conditions. How do plants adapt to their changing environment?

To unveil plant secrets, the INRA Occitanie-Toulouse Research Center develops with its public and private partners several high-tech experimental facilities dedicated to look at plants from the gene to the field. The wealth of data generated allows the researchers to explore and integrate their research questions.

Come to discover this unique site of state-of-the-art facilities

* Agrophen: field phenotyping with cameras mounted on caterpillar-tractor and drones.

* Heliaphen: outdoor watering-controlled plant growth and autonomous phenotyping robot.

* TPMP (Toulouse Plant Microbe Phenotyping): sealed greenhouse fitted with conveyor belt and imaging booths, to phenotype plants in adverse environments.

* CNRGV (National Center of Vegetal Genomic Research), a facility that collects and analyses the genomic and gene parts for some of the desired and future traits of tomorrow’s plants.

Meet with the world unique Phenomobile, Phenodrone, Heliaphen, Phenopsis, Phenoserre and the people, scientists or industrial partners, making these challenges the reality of tomorrow. INRA is among the world leaders in agronomical sciences. Its scientific research deals with many societal challenges including the production of healthy and quality food, and the development of a competitive and environment-friendly agriculture.

A major research topic at the INRA Occitanie-Toulouse Research Center deals with the interactions of plants with their environment. Indeed, plant health and crop yield are threatened by a number of environmental changes and constraints. Conversely, current agriculture practices, through the massive use of pesticides and fertilizers, is not respectful of the environment. One major challenge is to develop a more sustainable agriculture without compromising on productivity, placing plant-environment interactions at the heart of our research goals.Scientists, engineers and technicians from several research laboratories, experimental facilities and technological platforms on our campus contribute to this field.

Facilities have been developed with local, regional and national public authorities as well as european funds.This results in world-renowned research campus. Topics under study include interactions of plants with pathogenic microorganisms and parasitic plants, as well as beneficial associations of plants with symbiotic microorganisms, in both natural and cultivated settings.The impact of stressful environments of abiotic origin (such as variations in temperature, water status...) on plants is also studied.

Plant-environment interactions are explored and characterized at multiple scales, from the gene to the field, using not only classical methodologies but also multidisciplinary and integrative approaches like high throughput genomics and phenotyping.

 

INRA Press Contact

Isabelle Seroul

presse-toulouse@inra.fr

isabelle.seroul@inra.fr

+33 (0)5 61 28 57 31 / +33 (0)6 51 89 80 48

ESOF 2018 Press Contact

Alexandra Foissac

PhD Communication & Press Relations ESOF Toulouse 2018

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu

+33 (0)5 61 009119

PRESS TOUR ARCHEOLOGY - 12 July 2018

From past to future:

With TRACES, discover the archeology of the 21st century

New challenges, new methods, new tools

Thursday 12 July, 13h – 16h30

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

 

From assessment to excavation, archeology has taken the turn of the 21st century, using both remote sensing tools, like satellites and drones, as well as spatial analysis and geophysical methods.

The TRACES laboratory (jointly operated by the French National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, and the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès) invites you to discover their research work on the Mirail campus of the Université Toulouse -Jean Jaurès.

The ArchéoScience platform, created in 2015, is the shared work tool of this research center. It iscomposed of 13 elements including technical platforms, material repositories (Archeotheques), a

resource center etc. Its purpose is to open up to a large scientific community, both regional, nationaland international.The TRACES laboratory is one of the members who founded the GIS Micro-drones (ISAE Supaero -ONERA - ENAC – LAAS-CNRS -IMFT - LAPLACE -CNRS-GAME - GEODE) which is attached to the global competitiveness cluster Aeronautics, Space and Embedded Systems.

The GIS promotes a mutual knowledge of research activities which are carried out sometimes in isolation in the different laboratories or research groups.It is set to coordinate means or methods for publications or joint responses to a call for projects, through in particular the hosting of visiting researchers, and to ensure national and European academic visibility to the research projects conducted by its members in the field of Micro-Drones through the organization of workshops or conferences.

Programme

13h

Welcome at the Maison de la Recherche (Campus Mirail – Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès)

Presentation of TRACES by Nicolas Valdeyron, head of the laboratory.Informal exchanges with members of TRACES.

Buffet lunch at the Maison de la Recherche

14h-15h

Presentation of TIG-3D, technological platform

Geomatics and 3D Imaging with Carine Calastrenc and Nicolas Poirier (CNRS researchers, TRACES)

New perspectives are proposed thanks to the ever greater use of new technologies in archeologysuch as drones equipped with various sensors (multispectral, lidar, THRS photography), 3D scanners, ground penetrating radar or photogrammetry.

Remote sensing, topography, 3D imaging: the TIG 3D platform provides support for the acquisition and processing of specialized archaeological information. The TIG-3D board has instrument storage, a photo room with associated equipment and a computer room.

The members of this platform work, not only in France but also abroad, in various research programs carried out by researchers of the Traces laboratory or by other laboratories, such as the Géode laboratory UMR 5602 (Toulouse Jean Jaurès/CNRS) or the Archéorient laboratory UMR 5133 (CNRS/Université Lyon 2).

They also work for organizations and companies of preventive archeology in the form of contributions or services.Since 2016 27 operations have been carried out: 12 lidar coverages per drone in France, Spain and Romania, 3 in multispectral data acquisitions by drone and satellite in Egypt and France, 2 thermal images in France and Italy, 8 georadar operations in France, 1 study in magnetometry and 7 topographic surveys on French, Spanish and Emirati sites.

15h-16h

Presentation of the platform dedicated to materials’ characterization with Luc Robbiola (CNRS researcher, TRACES)

Material remains have no more secrets thanks to this technical platform that explores their physical and chemical nature. A valuable tool for archaeologists, whether by simple observation of surfaces or by using samples.

This observation makes it possible to provide answers on the manufacture and use of tools shaped by humans and discovered during excavations (artifacts), but also on the raw materials used, the use, the diffusion and even when those objects are abandoned. A real science of materials emerges, irrigating other scientific communities (geology, chemistry,physics), with which the TRACES laboratory has built up numerous links.

 

16h-16h30

Informal questions and interviews

16h30

End of the visit

About the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès

The Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès is a public institution of higher education and research.

Located in the Mirail district (Toulouse) since the end of the 60s, the university proposes courses in arts, letters, languages and humanities and social sciences, as well as a reknowned research in those fields. Its expertise in both academic and research teaching is internationally recognized. It now has nearly 2,000 staff and more than 30,000 students, spread over several campuses in Occitanie, but also in Hanoi (Vietnam) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). In the early 2000s, it has been involved in the integral reconstruction of its historic Mirail campus, an unique project within Europe. In addition to the State-Region Project Contract (CPER) operations, which have been lead for some decades for approximately 150 million euros, the State has paid and will pay more than 450 million euros for the UT2J. An historic investment !

www.univ-tlse2.fr

 

About the CNRS

The French National Center for Scientific Research is Europe's largest public research institution. It produces knowledge for the benefit of society. With nearly 33,000 employees, a budget exceeding 3.3 billion euros in 2015 (including a self-generated income of 769 million euros), and offices throughout France, the CNRS is present in all scientific fields through its 1100 laboratories. With 20 Nobel laureates and 12 Fields Medal winners, the organization has a long tradition of excellence. It carries out research in mathematics, physics, information sciences and technologies, nuclear and particle physics, Earth sciences and astronomy, chemistry, biological sciences, the humanities and social sciences, engineering and the environment.

http://www.cnrs.fr/en

 

PRESS CONTACTS

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès Contact

Alexandra GUYARD

guyard@univ-tlse2.fr

+33 (0)5 61 50 23 90/ + 33 0 (6) 84 84 42 93

 

CNRS Contact

Clément BLONDEL

clement.blondel@dr14.cnrs.fr

+ 33 (0)5 61 33 60 14 / + 33 0 (6) 32 51 81 98

 

ESOF 2018 Press Contact

Alexandra Foissac, PhD

Communication & Press Relations ESOF Toulouse 2018

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu

+33 (0)5 61 009119

 

 

 

 

PRESS TOUR Aeronautics 13 July 2018

Aeronautics in Toulouse

ISAE –MANATOUR

ISAE-SUPAERO

Friday 13 July, 13h – 17h30

 

AERONAUTICS PRESS TOUR - Journalists must have been accredited by Alexandra FOISSAC

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu (subject to availability)

Program

12H30 DEPARTURE FROM PIERRE BAUDIS CONGRESS CENTER

1PM - 1.45PM RECEPTION & BUFFET LUNCH AT AEROSCOPIA

AERONAUTICAL MUSEUM

EVENEMENT’CIEL FACILITY, AT THE FOOT OF THE AIRCRAFT

‐ Welcome speech - Laurence Calmels, Manatour CEO (5 mn)

Presentation of Manatour, a leader in industrial tourism in France and administrator of the aeroscopia museum

2PM-3.30PM  VISITS

AEROSCOPIA MUSEUM

Aeroscopia, open since January 2015, is a 14.000 sq. meters complex entirely dedicated to aviation, combining a museum and many discovery and animation areas, all dedicated to preserving and widely promoting the history of aviation and its local anchorage in Toulouse. Aeroscopia museum showcases a very rich collection of civil and military aircraft, among which three can be visited. Around the aircraft, many scale models, as well as videos and animations for all ages and a historic fresque, recount the history of aviation, from its origins to today.  

During ESOF and the “Science in the city” festival, aeroscopia is hosting many scientific events, such as conferences, on topics ranging from biomimicry to women in science ; scientific workshops, about innovation in aviation, alternative fuel for aircraft… ; and a special exhibition about Women and science.

VISIT OF THE A380 FINAL ASSEMBLY LINE

The Jean-Luc Lagardère site covers 50 hectares and hosts the final assembly line and the preparation for flight area of the A380, the world’s biggest civil aircraft. Some 1,000 people work on this site, mostly in an impressive hangar measuring 490m long, 250m large and 46m high, where the A380 is assembled during four months, before flying to Hamburg for its cabin furnishing and painting.

3:30PM DEPARTURE TO ISAE-SUPAERO

4PM-5.30PM MEETING WITH AERONAUTICS STAKEHOLDERS AND VISITS OF ISAE-SUPAERO MAIN FACILITIES :

‐ Welcome speech - Olivier Lesbre, Dean / Director-General of ISAE-SUPAERO (5mn) Presentation of ISAE-SUPAERO’s role as the world leader in higher education for aerospace engineering and its cutting-edge research to answer technological and industrial challenges.

‐ Aerocoustic wind-tunnel: thanks to this wind-tunnel, researchers can work on noise reduction during the approach phase when the airframe (wings, flaps, landing gear...) makes more noise than the engines. Because of its size and performances, this unique research facility in Europe puts ISAE-SUPAERO among the very first world centres for fundamental research in aeroacoustics. Meeting with Laurent Joly, Head of Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department.

‐ UAVs aviary: this tool, unique in France, is dedicated to teaching and research projects on multidisciplinary design of autonomous systems (robots, drones,...). Research on this topic covers a large study scope going from control, decisional algorithms and embedded software to communication and operation issues of collaborative autonomous systems. The autonomous systems room allows researchers to experimentally validate theoretical methods and practical procedures and opens the way to new military and civil applications involving autonomous systems with high performances in terms of safety and operability. Meetong with Valérie Budinger, Head of Aerospace Vehicles Design and Control Department.

‐ ACHIL Platform (Aeronautical Computer Human Interaction Lab): thanks to the shared facilities between ENAC and ISAE-SUPAERO, the Department for Design and Operation of Aeronautical and Space Vehicles (DCAS) in ISAE-SUPAERO and the Engineering Interactive Systems Critical research team in ENAC conduct national and European research projects on neuroergonomy and human factors. Meeting with Frédéric Dehais, teacher-researcher in charge of the human factors and neuroergonomy team.

JOURNALISTS WILL BE DIVIDED IN 3 GROUPS (A, B, C) TO VISIT ISAE SUPAERO FACILITIES :

4PM-4.30PM: GROUP A VISIT OF 4PM-4.30PM:

GROUP A VISIT OF THE AEROACOUSTIC WIND-TUNNEL

GROUP B VISIT OF THE UAVs AVIARY

GROUP C VISIT OF THE ACHIL PLATFORM

4:30PM-5PM:

GROUP A VISIT OF THE UAVs AVIARY

GROUP B VISIT OF THE ACHIL PLATFORM

GROUP C VIST OF THE AEROACOUSTIC WINDTUNNEL

5PM-5.30PM:

GROUP A VISIT OF THE ACHIL PLATFORM

GROUP B VIST OF THE AEROACOUSTIC WIND-TUNNEL

GROUP C VISIT OF THE UAVs AVIARY

5:30PM END OF AERONAUTICS PRESS TOUR

The journalists will be driven back to the Pierre Baudis Congress Center

About ISAE-SUPAERO

A world leader in higher education and research in aerospace engineering, ISAE-SUPAERO is a research and innovation-driven institution of higher education, committed to balancing scientific excellence, academic visibility and proximity to industrial objectives. It offers a complete, uniquerange of advanced higher education programs including the ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO program and CNAM-ISAE apprenticeship program, 1 master in aeronautics and space delivered in English, 5 research masters, 15 advanced masters, and 6 Doctoral schools.

ISAE-SUPAERO has developed a research policy resolutely focused on answering the future needs of the aerospace industry and other high technology sectors. Close collaboration with industry is reflected in the Institution’s ongoing commitment to developing teaching and research chairs in strategic fields such as neuroergonomics and human factors, advanced space concepts, embedded systems engineering, eco-design for aircraft or innovative propulsive systems. 12 chairs are currently in progress with Thalès Alenia Space, Axa, Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, Arianegroup or MBDA for instance. Many lecturers from industry also contribute to the school’s programs, keeping students attuned to the latest technological innovations and the best industrial practices.

On the international level, ISAE-SUPAERO cooperates with premier European universities (TU Munich, TU Delft, ETSIA Madrid, Politecnico Torino et Milano, KTH Stockholm, Imperial College, Cranfield), North American institutions (Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, EP Montreal...), …) and Latin American and Asian universities as well. The ISAE-SUPAERO learning community includes 95 professors and researchers, 1800 lecturers from industry, and nearly 1700 undergraduate students. Every year, over 30% of the Institute’s graduates are international students, and the alumni network includes over 21500 former graduates.

About Manatour

Manatour was founded in 1990, by Philippe Nau, a communication specialist, and Jean-Pierre Mas, founder of the AFAT Voyages travel agency. Originally named Taxiway, the company managed the tours of the Airbus plants in Toulouse, both for professionals and for the general public. Twenty five years later, Taxiway has become Manatour group, and is France’s number one for industrial tourism, offering visits of great industrial sites in the Occitanie region, for professionals and for the general public. The catalogue of visits ranges from aviation to media, commerce, energy and water processing.

Since January 2015, Manatour is also the administrator of aeroscopia, the new aviation complex located close to the Airbus assembly lines in Blagnac.

Manatour is also a recognised player in the « Hospitality and Event » field, specialising in trips andseminar organisation, and has great expertise in the « Research and Consultancy » field.

 

PRESS CONTACTS

 

ISAE Press Contact

 

Agence OXYGEN

 

Charline Kohler

charlinek@oxygen-rp.com

Tel: +33 5 32 11 07 32

 

ISAE-SUPAERO

Service communication

 

Virginie Kierzkowska

communication@isae-supaero.fr

Tel: +33 5 61 33 80 30

 

Manatour Press Contact

 

Vicenta MOLINERO

vicenta.molinero@manatour.fr

06.25.33.95.05

Caroline Brown

caroline.brown.fp@gmail.com

06.22.08.86.23

 

ESOF 2018 Press Contact

 

Alexandra Foissac, PhD

Communication & Press Relations ESOF Toulouse 2018

alexandra.foissac@toulouse2018.esof.eu

+33 (0)5 61 009119

 

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