Through contracts in research and expertise, the CSTB contributes, alongside contractors, to the different phases in the process of innovation: advice on innovation, research, development through contracts in research, expertise and technology transfer.
It focuses primarily on VSEs/SMEs, emerging branches of industry, urban development, construction, buildings and transportation to meet the challenges of creating sustainable cities.
It guides stakeholders in the framework of research contracts and expertise, technology transfers (license agreements, patent assignments), creation of industrial research chairs, training programs and customized courses.
- Sophie Moreau, deputy director Research partnerships
- Nelson Rodrigues, Academic Partnerships and Intellectual Property
- Nathalie Pasquier, Financial Engineering
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The mission of the CSTB, The Scientific and Technical Center for Building, is to ensure the quality and safety of buildings, and support innovation from the idea to the market. It brings together multidisciplinary skills to develop and share essential scientific and technical knowledge, and to provide stakeholders with answers to the challenges of their professional practice.
The CSTB focuses on four key activities: research and consulting, assessment, certification and dissemination of knowledge. Its field of expertise covers construction products, buildings, and their integration into neiborhoods and cities. With over 900 employees and its subsidiaries and networks of national, European and international partners, the CSTB group offers its services to all parties involved in construction.