Alerion is a young innovative research company created in June 2015. It offers intelligent solutions by and for drones, designed and adapted to specific demand by an assembly of cyber-physical bricks safe in terms of both safety and security operations.

They develop products and services with high added value, firstly by the quality of the software, the internal and external protocols and the materials developed, as well as by the expertise of the team and the academic background.


CentraleSupélec is a Scientific, Cultural and Professional Public Establishment constituted as a Grand Establishment under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Education. Economy, Industry and Digital.

On January 1, 2015, CentraleSupélec officially saw the light of day, uniting the École Centrale Paris and Supélec, two major French schools of engineering, which since 2009, have intensified their common collaborations and achievements in their fields of activity including initial training, continuing education and research.



Created in 2012, Coptersystems makes use of and can show off many years expertise in the development of intelligent platforms centered on drones.

The variety of their skills is the key to developing products that meet market expectations. Beyond the daily practice of different brands of UAV, Coptersystems knows the expectations of its customers.

As a designer of different UAVs, Coptersystems is active internationally in the field of servicing of systems, projects and services in countries like USA, Brazil, Jordan, India, Bulgaria, Romania Iceland, the emirates, Britain. This demonstrates that its proven its concepts and products by the demand of the land.


Specialized in shooting, measuring and aerial films using drones, the company DroneLAB ® aims to provide innovative solutions in the implementation of specific onboard equipment thus, meeting the demands of scientific, industrial, energy, environmental, surveillance and land-use planning. To achieve these objectives, we not only use preconfigured drones capable of performing missions with high added values, but also develop their own drones equipped with specific solutions.

Fraunhofer IZFP

Fraunhofer IZFP is an international research and development institute in the field of applied research. Its activities focus on the development of “cognitive sensor systems” for the non-destructive monitoring of industrial processes and value chains. The institute’s technical understanding of physics is complemented by the technologies and concepts of artificial intelligence research, which are used to develop sensor systems for tomorrow’s NDTs. In addition to pure production processes, the activities cover the process of developing materials and products, maintenance, repair and recycling of materials.

Current research is focused on the development of sensors suitable for capturing production-related microstructural models and fusing them in the sense of an individual fingerprint, a so-called “product DNA”. In the future, these “digital product files” will open up new approaches for optimizing different areas of the life cycle of a material and a product.


Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Hénallux) has more than 6000 students spread over ten sites in the Provinces of Namur, Liège and Luxembourg.

The Industrial Engineering Department is part of the Haute Ecole and is located in Pierrard-Virton (BE). Hénallux-Pierrard also hosts a research center: FoRS (Training, Research and Services to Society). FoRS has expertise in the disciplines of industrial engineering, automation, computer science, information systems and technology …

i-mage Consult

I-MAGE Consul
is an SME created in 1994. It is based in Namur (BE) and is managed by a multidisciplinary team of engineers, geographers and computer scientists. The company has gained extensive experience in land use mapping and environmental information management and natural resources in different parts of the world (Europe, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific).

Areas of expertise

I-MAGE Consult has extensive experience in land use and mapping of land and natural resources. I-MAGE Consult manages the entire spatial data processing flow, from the field (GPS campaign and field monitoring) to the Web (spatial data services development and WebGIS application). They process and manipulate optical and radar satellite imagery as well as aerial photography and vector data to generate operational and value-added services in addition to mapping products tailored to the needs and requirements of users. Based on its expertise, the company offers training in GIS technology and spatial database management.

I-MAGE Consult is used to working with multidisciplinary teams by bringing the spatial dimension and GIS aspects to the project.


IDELUX Développement, the Economic Development Agency of Luxembourg, brings together the Province of Luxembourg, the 44 municipalities of the same province as well as private shareholders. It is part of the IDELUX Group, which has 500 employees and a turnover of 86 million euros in 2017.

IDELUX Développement, in charge of economic development, manages 51 business parks covering an area of ​​1,500 hectares, 31 relay halls, 3 business centers and 1 business district for a total of 80,000 m² of buildings, all available for companies. In these parks, there are 650 companies employing 13,000 people.

The job of IDELUX Développement is to develop the territory and to support companies in the long term realization of their project: search for land, rental of buildings, administrative procedures, interface with the administrations, networking opportunities, support for innovation, search for staff, financing, legal support, demand of permits in environmental and urban planning, communication support …

With more than 50 years of experience, IDELUX Développement is at the service of its territory and future companies that wish to develop there.



INNO8 is the leader of the GRONE project . It is the first think tank on innovation in Lorraine.

Founded in 2008 by 8 experts of various backgrounds (industry, soft sciences, research & innovation, legal, strategy and marketing) of innovation, its originality lies in the fact:

  • it is independent of any public or para-public funding.
  • It brings together a wide range of expertise in a variety of fields: mechanics, chemistry, electronics, biology, digital, environment, legal and marketing.

The fields of competence of INNO8 are doubly interesting for GRONE.

On the one hand in conducting major European projects:

  • INNO8 members have extensive project management experience with a variety of programs, particularly INTERREG.
  • INNO8 will be in charge of project management, reporting and internal management tools for the consortium.

On the other hand, in the development of business support actions:

  • INNO8 brings to the consortium its research interests in terms of strategy and innovation.
  • The members of INNO8 have led several collective projects of accompaniment in Lorraine. INNO8 will be leader of the A7 action (Accompanying collective action).
  • Finally INNO8 brings its experience of major consortiums for Action 5, “Cluster Prefiguration”.


Serving society and the national and European economy, le LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) is an Organization for Research and Technology (RTO) located at the heart of the new Luxembourg research and innovation campus, on the former Esch-Belval industrial site.

Within LIST departments, our researchers and innovation experts develop skills and activities around three main areas: the environment, computing and materials. Scientific excellence and interdisciplinarity are the key to our projects. The department “Research & amp; Environmental Innovation “(ERIN) develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, evaluate, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources. His research interests include water safety and security, plant science and biotechnology, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and cyberscience.


Loria, Laboratoire lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 7503), common to several institutions: the CNRS, the University of Lorraine and Inria.

Loria’s mission focuses on the fundamental and applied research aspect of computer science since its creation in 1997.

Loria is a member of the Charles Hermite Federation which brings together the three main research laboratories in mathematics and STIC (science and information technologies and communication) of Lorraine. The laboratory is part of the scientific cluster AM2I (Automatic, Mathematics, Computer Science and their interactions) of the University of Lorraine.

Our scientific work is carried out within 28 teams structured in 5 departments, of which 15 are common with Inria, representing a total of more than 400 people. Loria is one of the largest laboratories in the Lorraine region.


ULiège has 3,300 lecturers and 22,700 students, 22% of whom are international students from 119 different countries, including 2,125 doctoral students, involved in various research programs.

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

SAM is an abbreviation of Sensing of Atmosphere and Monitoring. The SAM team is part of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Liège (ULiège) and is located in Arlon (BE).

The Arlon Campus is actually the environment department of the Faculty of Sciences. It hosts 6 research units, including SAM.


Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg
is the only public university in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Multilingual, international and focused on research, it is also defined as a modern institution with a human face.

It is composed of three faculties and three interdisciplinary centers:

  • The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
  • The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
  • The Interdisciplinary Center in Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
  • The Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
  • Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)