Structuring actions

Exploring our structuring activities

IRT Railenium

Membership of Institut de Recherche Technologique (IRT Railenium) set up as part of the Future Investment Projects (PIA), as an associate member.

→ Potentially concerns the activities in the Electric Networks, Textile Materials and Energy fields

EHE Chair

The Energy Habitat Environment theme is one of the issues at stake both in smart and sustainable cities and in energy transition.

This has very wide-ranging applications : energy efficiency in housing (low energy housing, RT 2020, etc. including a refurbishment aspect), smart buildings, smart grids/networks, the production, storage and distribution of energy, renewable energies, urban planning, sustainable management and depollution of soils, the quality of housing, sound proofing, transport (e.g. electric vehicles, etc.), home automation, digital technology, BIM, connected habitations, smart cities, eco-districts, agriculture in cities, usage-oriented approach, etc.

These issues can be seen in a global way by borrowing from the principles of the circular economy, from the eco-conception and the economy of functionality, etc.

This is fully within the terms of the logic of energy transition and the third industrial revolution in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region.

A university Chair, to take things further

The HEI ISA ISEN Group gives formal expression to the “Energy Habitat Environment” activities, which are conducted as part of a university chair involving several aspects: pedagogy, research, development and transfer.
The “Energy Habitat Environment” theme is an inter-disciplinary approach at the service of companies, and based on core professions in R&D and training. The goal is to obtain the support needed to develop these activities even more and to launch new actions with the Chair’s partners.

Our goals

  • To bring new ideas to university education, to set up or adapt training programmes (university, continuing education, vocational training), guarantee work and professional integration to our students, matching the training and the skills requirements and so form professionals who can meet the relevant needs.
  • To encourage a momentum to develop between the company’s R&D and the laboratory teams, to increase the scientific visibility of the schools’ laboratories
  • To support the innovation projects of partner companies, to set up links and conditions to think about innovation in this area.


What kind of partnership is set up as part of the Energy Habitat Environment university Chair ?

A partnership, a team, an action plan

Your contribution to the university Chair takes the form of a partnership lasting several years (from 3 to 5 years). It is given concrete form within the HEI ISA ISEN Group by the mobilisation of a team with  a clearly identified leader. It is given material form through activities that are identified and decided on with you, then rolled out as part of an action plan, most often organised to keep pace with the academic year. The nature of the activities and the associated compensations are set out at that time. It is possible to capitalise on the already existing activities on a given theme in the HEI ISA ISEN Group by providing help via the university Chair, but also by imagining the development of new variations adapted to the projects and to the specific nature of your company.

The resulting financial support can consequently combine different forms : vocational education tax aimed at supporting educational activities in the schools of the HEI ISA ISEN Group, payment of a donation contributing to company tax, participation in educational expenses for project-based teaching formats, services/consulting activity payments, recruiting of a postdoctoral researcher (eligible for a CIFRE grant), recovering vocational education tax from the costs of an apprentice’s training, etc.

Energy Habitat Environment at the heart of the HEI ISA ISEN Group today 

  • Higher education activities
  • Continuing education modules
  • An experience of cooperation through the ADICODE® (innovation and co-design workshops)
  • R&D activities
  • Technical assistance
  • A network of laboratories and academic partners

Your contacts

Benoit Robyns || 03 59 56 69 18
HEI Research Director
Vice-President of Transition Energétique et Sociétale (TRI) at the Université Catholique de Lille

Yohann Rogez || 03 28 38 56 24
director of Energy, Habitat, Environment (EHE), project development for the HEI ISA ISEN Group

PowerGrid campus Lille

PowerGrid Campus Lille (Smart Transport Networks)

Certified in July 2015 by the Smart Grids France association

→ HEI in the 1st circle, its Energy Electric platform and the demonstrator SunRise Vauban


Biomedical Signal Processing Unit 

The aim is to structure a research unit in the field of biomedical signals and to take part in the
development of clinical research, industrial development and in the transfer of skills between doctors and engineers.

This approach :
• enables us to enrich our methods and models, and make them more precise
• provides additional credibility to our work
• is approved and recognised by our medical partners.


  • Digital image processing
    – Method of segmentation by active contours
    • Multi-component filtering
    – AFOP/DAFOP method (patent)
    • Signal processing
    – Quantification of recurrences, entropy
    – Time-frequency analysis, classification of data
    • Humanoid robotics
    – Modelling of walking of children with cerebral paralysis


  • Multiple sclerosis and posture measurement
    • Epilepsy
    • Electrophoresis
    • Exoskeleton


Lille Vauban Programme in Energy, Ecological and Economic Transition

Living Lab Demonstrators

Inter-disciplinary Engineering Sciences and Human and Social Sciences