Faurecia to sponsor the College de France
For Faurecia, the point of this agreement and knowledge-sharing arrangement is to better comprehend the major challenges and changes that lie ahead, especially in two priority areas:
- Chemistry: In the drive to develop more socially and environmentally responsible forms of mobility, this sector, including "green" chemistry, will be vital to the development of more innovative, efficient and sustainable strategies, especially regarding plastics, catalysis, powertrains, fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. Faurecia will benefit from expert recommendations based on advanced research at the Collège de France, who leads and ambitious scientific program with three chairs gathered at the Institut de Chimie of the Collège de France, with more than 100 researchers, as well as doctoral and post-doctoral students.
- Data science: Artificial intelligence and data analysis are complex fields of study. Within a few years, they will feature largely in the cockpit of the future. For Faurecia, these developments signify substantial new opportunities for value creation. Under this sponsorship agreement, Faurecia, as the beneficiary of Collège de France expertise, will deepen its understanding of developments in this field.
Faurecia will also be able to consult professors from the Collège de France on specific matters of forward-looking technology.