Objective: examining opportunities of transferring aerospace technology to the health and construction sectors and promoting innovation by solving legal issues.

SPRING is a joint initiative involving the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster, the University of Bordeaux and the Aquitaine Regional Council, which firmly supports this project.

It involves the systematic study of technology transfer opportunities stemming from the aerospace industry to promote innovation in two other sectors:

  • health (with IHU LIRYC)
  • construction (with ITE INEF4)

All legal and innovation issues will be handled by the Montesquieu Forum.

This initiative is part of the extension of the "innovation club" of Aerospace Valley into new strategic sectors for Aquitaine.

For the University of Bordeaux, it implies reinforcing synergies between PIA projects and increasing the return on the investments made to spur innovation in the region. The agency for the development of innovation in Aquitaine (ADI) will thus facilitate access to players in these sectors though its networks.

This initiative, which involves three dedicated staff tasked with coordinating creativity groups composed of sector players and researchers, aims to detect and define innovation projects focused on new products or new setups.

Note that a similar initiative should be launched in the Midi-Pyrénées region, in collaboration with the Initiative of Excellence of the University of Toulouse.


Direction of partnerships and innovation

Aurore Cravello
Project manager

Tel : 05 40 00 67 51


3 active building projects 4 active health care projects
10 brainstorming workshops conducted
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Drones and buildings

The project studies the feasibility of using land-based drones for activities dealing with the inspection and management of a building's energy performance and functionality. The partners involved are Nobatek, RoboSoft, and Aquitaine Robotics, and they are currently at work on calculating the work specifications.

3D and health care

A project has recently been created. It focuses on the creation of synthetic pieces that reproduce patients body parts for pre-operation simulation. The request comes from surgeons who have been waiting for some time to work with precise anatomical and sensory equipment. In order to better respond to these requests, university and manufacturing sectors have combined their knowledge and skills in the formulation and characterization of materials, 3D printing, and software development in order to guarantee the precision of a printed part.