ENSTA Bretagne : ingénierie maritime

The interdisciplinary institute IngéBlue

The French naval engineering ecosystem has created the interdisciplinary institute IngéBlue to bring together the academic players in naval innovation into a single group.
The IngéBlue Institute includes 14 founding higher education and research institutions. It brings together research, innovation and training capabilities in naval engineering and promotes interregional synergies.
In supporting companies and government agencies on technological issues and ecological transition of the blue economy, this academic forum contributes to the performance of the French and European maritime industries.
ENSTA Bretagne : logo IngéBlue

Purpose of the Ingéblue Institute

This group of higher education and research institutions supplements the French naval ecosystem by providing it with a single point of contact for innovation and naval engineering issues. The IngéBlue Institute aims to ensure greater interregional academic cooperation for the benefit of state agencies, companies and communities.
At the forefront of innovation and sustainable naval development and security issues, IngéBlue contributes to France and Europe's strategic independence in the naval field and to the development of their involvement in the global blue economy.

Ingéblue's ambitions

  • The IngéBlue Institute is open to all institutions involved in higher education and research in naval engineering.

  • IngéBlue aims to provide for close, agile and responsive coordination of all the French players involved in the issues of training and research in naval engineering (companies, public organizations, associations, etc.).

  • Their collective action in naval engineering will foster the emergence of larger national and international interdisciplinary programs.

  • IngéBlue responds to the need for new knowledge and new skills, and their rapid transfer to companies and public players.

  • The IngéBlue banner will make work more multidisciplinary, efficient and visible.


The development of the blue economy has flourished over the last few years.

It has been characterized by an increase in the use of all kinds of naval resources (food, energy, etc.), an increase in naval traffic and an ever-greater consideration for environmental and security issues by civil, military, public and private actors. This development is reflected in increased competition, including a global race for technological advances in naval engineering. It is a crucial sovereignty issue for France, which has the world's second largest naval area.

Cooperative projects with the IngéBlue label
5 research projects for the French Defense Innovation Agency

5 research projects are being conducted for the French Defense Innovation Agency (Agence de l’innovation de défense - AID) from the 2022 call for projects :

  • in mechanical engineering, on new methods of propellant design: SHIVA and RDPROP projects (ENSTA Bretagne, Ecole navale)
  • in mechanical engineering, on the life cycle of composite materials: RECOVI project (ENSTA Bretagne, UBO)
  • in information technology, on marine geo-positioning using AI: OAR project (ENSTA Bretagne, the Shom)
  • in information technology, on new methods of processing acoustic data for sea floor observation: GPA2M project (ENSTA Bretagne, UBS)

The Ingéblue Institute is supported by 14 member institutions from all over France:

  • Engineering schools, universities and scientific institutions:
    • ENSTA Bretagne
    • ENSTA Paris
    • ENIB
    • Centrale Marseille
    • ENSM
    • IMT Atlantique
    • Ecole navale
    • UBS
    • UBO
    • University of Toulon
    • the Shom (French national hydrohraphic service).
    • Centrale-Supélec
    • ESTACA
    • Cerema

The Institute aims to grow rapidly with the entry of other members from the academic world. Its supervision has been initiated by ENSTA Bretagne. 


Eric Jaeger
Directeur adjoint


Ingrid Le Toutouze
Directrice de la communication
+33 (0)2 98 34 88 51