Research is a strategic activity in any high-tech company, and is absolutely essential in building solid foundations for future success. Safran invests considerable resources, both financial and human, to foster innovation.
Safran Engineering Services design department
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Safran invests heavily in research to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Whether in aerospace, defense or security, the future belongs to those who anticipate the requirements of their customers. For example, the air transport industry has to develop products delivering greater performance, while satisfying both environmental objectives and customers’ economic demands.
At Safran, our innovation strategy integrates a number of key factors, including: the role of greenhouse gases in climate change, the increasing scarcity of natural resources, the increased cost of oil and gas, the need to preserve our lifestyle and provide for future generations. These factors guide our efforts in the design and production of human-engineered products for our core markets of aerospace, defense and security.
The Safran Scientific Council
© Gérard Peltriaux /Safran - From left to right – 1st row:Mathias Fink (Chairman), Alain Aspect, Philippe Marcus, Albert Benveniste - 2nd row:Nikos Paragios, Jean-Louis Chaboche , Daniel Eylon
Reflecting our role as a major player in research, and to further bolster our partnerships with the scientific community, Safran has created a Scientific Council whose Chairman is the physicist Mathias Fink. It comprises seven scientists from both France and abroad. Council members bring proven expertise in the scientific disciplines underlying Group businesses: physics, solid and fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, surface chemistry, materials, automation and numerical simulation.