IRT SystemX

SystemX is one of eight institutes for technological research that have been established by the Government to enhance the country’s attractiveness.

The IRT SystemX was officially created on February 1st, 2012 as part of the “Investment for the Future” program put in place to support innovation in France. Unique IRT in Ile-de-France in the field of digital engineering of complex systems, SystemX meets today’s technological challenges through flexible, open, and collective innovation.

“An Institute for Technological Research (IRT) is an interdisciplinary thematic institute that develops economic sectors related to its field through a balanced strategic public-private partnership. For this, it manages research programs coupled with technology platforms, conducts research and development projects at the international level, contributes to the engineering of initial and continuous trainings (qualifying professional training and/or degree delivering); and ensures the exploitation of the obtained results. “

Co-localization, SystemX’s cutting edge advantage

The functioning of the Institute is based on two fundamental aspects:

  • the co-localization of its talents: the Institute brings together in one place all the project partners, thus creating a melting pot of interaction between stakeholders of public and industrial research;
  • the pooling of skills and platforms: by reaching a critical mass, SystemX will be able to provide a platform through the pooling of many skills and technological bricks.

The IRT in numbers


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Its research projects
Its partners
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For further information on the 8 IRTs in France

There are eight technological research institutes (IRT – Instituts de Recherche Technologique):

  • IRT b<>com: digital technology (hypermedia, ultra high speed networks and e-health), Rennes, Brest and Lannion (Britanny)
  • IRT Bioaster: microbiology and infectious diseases, Lyon and Paris
  • IRT Jules Verne: advanced manufacturing, Nantes, Angers and Le Mans
  • IRT M2P: materials, metallurgy and processes, Metz
  • IRT Nanoelec: nanoelectronics, Grenoble
  • IRT Railenium: Rail systems, Valenciennes, Lille and Compiègne
  • IRT Saint Exupéry: aeronautics, space and embedded systems, Toulouse and Bordeaux
  • IRT SystemX: digital systems engineering, Paris-Saclay

All eight IRTs receive State funding under the Investment for the Future program (Programme d’investissements d’avenir, PIA).

For further information on Investment for the Future Program

The Investment for the Future program, steered by the General Commissariat for Investment (Commissariat général à l’investissement, CGI), was created in the wake of the “Juppé – Rocard” report of 2009. This exceptional arrangement will prepare France for tomorrow’s challenges by financing innovative, promising French investments. 47 billion euros have already been devoted to it under three bywords: excellence, innovation and cooperation. In June 2016, the President of the Republic announced that ten billion euros would be devoted to a third Investment for the Future program, thus adding futher to the initial wish and addressing three priorities: support training and research progress, valorize research and accelerate modernization of businesses.

For more information, please consult the video presenting the Investment for the Future program: