I3F, the first industrial chair of research of the university Paris-Saclay, is a place of sharing and gathering different academic groups of engeneering and frugal innovation to improve economic actors

"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away"
Antoine de Saint Exupéry, 1900-1944 Terre des hommes, Chap III, 1932

Chair’s leaders


Ivan Le Mintier

Co-founder and chair director
Université Paris-Saclay - AgroParisTech

Valérie Fernandez

Professor, the scientific chair director
Télécom ParisTech

Gérard Cuvelier


François Balembois

Director of entrepreneurship - innovation
Institut d’Optique Graduate School

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