In May Arts et Metiers president Laurent Champaney as well as Director of International and European Development Audrey Stewart, Research and Innovation Director Ivan Iordanoff and Co-director of TEES-ENSAM cluster Mohamed el Mansori, visited Texas A&M campus. Our Delegué General Amériques, and Houston-based AFAM operations committee member Patrice Brossard (Bo 195) joined the delegation. Here is what Audrey Stewart said about the visit: "A very fruitful visit to move forward in the setting up of a joint Arts & Métiers/TEES entity in the campus in Aix en Provence. Highlights of the visit included a meeting with Dr Kathy Banks, President of Texas AM University as well as the different Vice Presidents for Research, Education, Faculty development, and Strategic partnerships at the university system level, as well as with Dr John Hurtado, Interim Vice Chancellor and Interim Dean of Engineering and his team (research, education, entrepreneurship, international relations) in the College of Engineering. Both Texas AM and Arts & Métiers are committed to the success of the AM² Transatlantic Partnership for the industry of the future in advanced manufacturing and material science whereby we unite our strengths to serve the global needs of industry in research, innovation, education and entrepreneurship." Patrice Brossard added: "Excellent meetings with Texas A&M. We do feel a shared desire to develop a real partnership based on the local network of French companies in Texas. Some development and follow-up needed on my side to make this partnership even stronger".
AM² wishes to collaborate with industrial partners in the fields of smart manufacturing and materials, infused with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science for Industry 4.0.