The Hélioparc technopole is located a stone's throw from UPPA's Pau campus. Since 1987, Hélioparc has been the home of three incubators, one of which focuses on geosciences, and another on digital technology, two strategic areas for E2S. By bringing together their expertise in helping start-ups and as well as their physical space, UPPA and Hélioparc want to create a common campus where researchers, entrepreneurs and students will cross paths everyday.
In 2005, UPPA, TOTAL and CNRS joined their efforts to create a joint research unit (UMR) on Petroleum Engineering and related topics. This internationally recognized common laboratory includes researchers in geology, geophysics, geomechanics, physics and chemical engineering who work together on topics related to complex fluids, unconventional reservoirs and extreme conditions.
A group of researchers from IPREM and LFCR are part of a new common laboratory, C2MC (for Molecular Cartographies of Complex Matrices), which is a major step forward in petroleum research. This partnership aims to establish precise molecular cartographies of fossil and plant raw materials used in refining and petrochemicals.
The goal of this UPPA
common laboratory is to design
innovative tools like a digital model that would take into
account not only the architectural dimension, but also data
on the human movement, accoustics, sunlight... The new chair
is intended to ally the capacities of the SIAME laboratory
(Engineering Science Applied to Mechanics and Electrical
Engineering), the work of the LATEP (Laboratory of
Thermal Energy and Processes) and the experience and
expertise of Nobatek in sustainable construction.
In the geographical space of the E2S institutions, a signficant number of initiatives and pilot programs dedicated to renewable energies are already in place.
Based on historical industrial activities and areas of expertise, most of them are developed in collaboration with research teams of UPPA.