ALERION is a start-up created in June 2015 and located inside the “Industrial partnerships and development” platform of the INRIA Nancy Grand Est center, in Villers-lès-Nancy (FR). It is specialized in smart and advanced solutions for and by drones and other unmanned vehicles, and develops its own cyber-physical components for UAVs. It can also integrate entire systems from mission specific components (sensors, communications hubs) up to the SIG for example or even design completely specific solutions. Safety, security and simplicity are in the genes of our company.



CentraleSupélec is the result of the merger of the École Centrale Paris and Supélec in January 2015. Since 2009, the two Institutes have progressively strengthened their partnership and collaboration with the aim of bringing together the whole of their activities (engineering education, research and postgraduate programs) under the umbrella values of excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization and leadership. CentraleSupélec has 4700 students, of whom 3500 are engineering students, 30% are international students, 408 PhD candidates, 18 research departments or teams, 176 partner universities in 45 countries, 140 corporate partners and 35 500 alumni working in all economic sectors wordwilde. Centralesupélec offers the best of engineering education and research.



CopterSystems GmbH is manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles for different applications. Out of practical use, CopterSystems knows which features and technologies are needed for their clients. Projects in different business areas around the world gave us the proof of their concepts and products.

Different options allows them to provide the public and also the security sector with proofen technology. From development to a final product, CopterSystems can support your project with your specification. In addition to famous flight characteristics, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of CopterSystems are simply to use. You can’t have everything. You can get a professional drone system for your specific application.



Specializing in shooting, film and air measures through the use of drones, the company DroneLAB® aims to provide innovative solutions in the implementation of specific equipment on board to meet the demands of scientific, industrial, energy, environment, monitoring and planning. To achieve its goals, we not only uses pre-configured and able to perform UAV missions with high added value, but also wants to develop its own drones, equipped with specific solutions.


Fraunhofer IZFP


  • is an internationally renowned R&D center for nondestructive testing methods,
  • researches and develops technologies for nondestructive monitoring for material, component and product characterization, and
  • develops industrial-grade system solutions to prototype and series maturity, covering the entire range of nondestructive testing methods.


We align our activities with industry-specific product life cycles from which we derive the current challenges our customers and partners face (“Industry 4.0“).

As a result, the institute operates and supports the paradigm shift away from classical NDT towards comprehensive digitization, monitoring and process control: Quality to-be will no longer be tested into a product; instead, it will be built in. Thus, nondestructive testing must be geared to the demand for under-control processes and must address all aspects of nondestructive monitoring with all of its options for process control.


The University College Hénallux counts about 5500 students studying on eleven campuses, in the provinces of Namur, Liège and Luxembourg.

The Industrial Engineering Department is part of the University College and is based in Virton (BE). Henallux-Pierrard also hosts a research center : FoRS (« Formation, Recherche et Services à la société »). FoRS has expertise in disciplines related to industrial engineering, automation, computer science, information systems and technology…



IDELUX, the agency for economic development of the province of Luxembourg, works in tandem with the province authorities and those of the 44 ‘communes’ (administrative districts) within the province, supported by a number of private sector shareholders. It is part of the IDELUX – AIVE group, which employs 500 staff and recorded a turnover of €86 million for fiscal 2015.
IDELUX manages 50 business parks with a ground area totaling 1,600 hectares, with 31 relay halls, 3 business centers and a business area (8 halls), providing a total of 100,000 m² of office and work space available to companies. These parks are currently home to some 600 companies employing around 12,000 people.

IDELUX’s mission is to promote economic development in the Province, providing assistance and support to companies with a view to their long-term success. The services provided by IDELUX include: conducting a search for suitable sites, renting buildings and office space, providing administrative support, interfacing with the local authorities, arranging introductions to potential business partners, support for innovation, recruitment search, arranging finance, legal support, obtaining of town planning and environmental permits, and communication assistance.
With over 50 years of business experience, IDELUX is a strong force in the economic development of the Province and a reliable partner to companies wishing to set up and grow their business in Belgian Luxembourg.

I-MAGE Consult

I-MAGE Consult is a SME and was founded in 1994. It is based in Namur (BE) and is run by a multidisciplinary team of engineers, geographers and computer scientists. The company has acquired a great deal of experience in the land cover and land use mapping and the management of environmental information and natural resources across different parts of the world (Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific).

Main tasks

I-MAGE Consult has a strong experience in land use and land cover and natural resources mapping. I-MAGE Consult manages the entire workflow of processing of a spatial data, from the field (GPS campaign and field survey) to the Web (development of spatial data services and WebGIS application). We exploit and process optical and radar satellite imagery as well as aerial photography and vector data to generate operational and added-value services and cartographic products which fit to the user needs and requirements. Based on his expertise, the enterprise provides training in GIS and Spatial Database Management.

I-MAGE Consult is used to working with multi-disciplinary team by bringing the spatial dimension and the GIS aspects to the project.



The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) located in the very heart of Luxembourg’s new Research and Innovation Campus at the former industrial site of Esch-Belval.

Within the departments of the LIST, our researchers and innovation experts develop skills and activities around three main domains: environment, IT and materials. Scientific excellence and interdisciplinarity are key to our projects. The “Environmental Research & Innovation” (ERIN) department develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources.  Its research topics are water security and safety, plant science and biotechnologies, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and e-Science.



Loria is the French acronym for the “Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications” and is a research unit (UMR 7503), common to CNRS, the University of Lorraine and INRIA. This unit was officially created in 1997.

Loria’s missions mainly deal with fundamental and applied research in computer sciences.

The lab is a member of the Charles Hermite Federation, which groups the four main research labs in Mathematics, in Information and Communication Sciences and in Control and Automation. Bolstered by the 400 people working in the lab, its scientific work is conducted in 28 teams including 15 common teams with INRIA. LORIA is today one of the biggest research labs in Lorraine.



The ULiège counts 3300 lecturers-researchers and 22,700 students among whom 22% foreign students from 119 different countries, including 2,125 PhD students, that are involved in a variety of research programs.

The ULiège is based in the city of Liège, but also includes two other sites. The site of Gembloux (Province of Namur) hosts studies in agronomy sciences and biological engineering, and the site of Arlon (Province of Luxembourg) hosts studies and research in environmental sciences.

SAM stands for Sensing of Atmosphere and Monitoring. The SAM team is part of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Liège (ULiège), and is based in the city of Arlon (BE).

Arlon Campus is actually the environmental department of the Faculty of Sciences. It hosts 6 research units, among which the SAM.

Main tasks

The core task of SAM is the integration of several techniques such as sensorial measurement (for instance olfactometry), citizens’ involvement, physico-chemicals analyses of VOC’s (i.e. GC-MS) or use of chemical sensors arrays for the outdor/indoor monitoring. SAM will be also involved in the demonstration of the odour integrated systems as well as of the chemical sensors devices for low cost air pollution measurement, in particular in Belgium cities and German ones.


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