IFS-sciences-article-headers_International joint units

1.Groupement de Recherche International (GDRI)

A GDRI is a scientific coordination network gathering research teams in European and non-European countries. Its activities are coordinated by a scientific committee. It is adviced not to have more than three French laboratories involved, it last four years and is renewable once.


CNRS / NTU (ERI@N) / CEA (Iramis et Inac) / ENGIE / Centrale Supélec / Ecoles centrales Lyon et Nantes / Institut National Polytech Grenoble / Insa Lyon / Univ Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / Univ Corse Pascal Paoli / UGA / Univ Paris Sud / UPMC

This GDRI is about the renewable energy management, integration and design (smart networks, power systems, energy storage, smart buildings, etc).


2.Projet International de Coopération Scientifique (PICS)

A PICS is a joint research program for three years aimed at supporting joint research projects carried out by two teams, one from the CNRS and one from abroad. Funding required by the cooperation to support exchanges comes from both partners.

PICS Physics of Solids (2015-2017)

CNRS (UMR8502 Laboratoire de Physique des Solides – INP) / A*STAR
Research on microfluidic assembly of DNA nanoparticles for gene-transfer applications.

PICS Bio-sensing platforms (2016-2018)

Research on bio-sensing platforms based on specialty optical fibers as practical clinical diagnostic tool.

PICS Mechanobiology (2016-2018)

CNRS (INSB) / MechanoBiology Institute / XLIM
Research on cellular and molecular basis of intercellulars junctions’ mechanosensibility.


Research Agreements


In late 2012, the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) signed a research collaboration agreement for future projects.

Sorbonne Paris Cité – NUS

Since 2013, Sorbonne Paris Cité University and NUS signed an agreement to promote new scientific collaborations between Europe and ASEAN. Joint call offers were set up in 2013 to finance joint research projects and students/PhD exchanges, and in 2014 were added the possibility to finance educative collaboration projects.

Université Paris Dauphine – SMU

In April 2014, Paris-Dauphine University and Singaporean Management University (SMU) signed an alliance to develop and gather international recognized universities. This partnership gathers the university platforms to meet the educative and research strenght of each university in Social Sciences and Management.

IRT System X – NTU

Since 2017, System X and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) signed an alliance to develop collaboration in several areas like sustainable development, environment, smart mobility and smart urban solutions.

Many collaboration agreements for R&D purposes exist between French companies and Singaporean research entities, such as GDF-Suez, EDF, Veolia, PSA, Total, Alstom, Airbus Group, Engie, Thales, …