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Facilities

Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées

Formerly installed in temporary premises in Rangueil within the Toulouse University Campus, the IRT Saint Exupery is henceforth, since February 2018, located at Aerospace Valley, in the flagship building: the B612. It is a technical and symbolic building that will be a hub of R&T research for Toulouse.

The B612 was built as part of a 21 million euro project, co-financed by Toulouse Métropole, the Conseil général de la Haute-Garonne and the Occitanie region. This building is a pioneer in the development of a large new campus where new emblematic facilities related to Aeronautics and Space are also foreseen in the near future.

WHY THE NAME OF B612 ?

B612 is the name of the asteroid which Le Petit Prince came from, in the tale of the writer and pioneer of the Aeropostal: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This work, poetic and philosophic, is steeped of values which are part of the vocation of B612: a unique place of visibility, meetings, wealth of ideas and project to innovate, create and develop tomorrow’s tools and applications.

With the kind permission of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry-d’Agay estate.

B612 IN NUMBERS

Surface

  • 24 000 m2
  • including 4000 m2
  • and 7000 m2 houses 9 technologic platforms

Key dates

  • March 6, 2018: Visit Premier of Quebec
  • June 25, 2018: Inauguration of B612 Building
  • Ocotober 11, 2018: IRT’s Forum

Persons

  • 250 Researchers/Engineers
  • 40 Experts
  • 42 PhD Students

Bordeaux, Aquitaine

The IRT in Bordeaux is located at the heart of the dynamic Bordeaux-Talence Arts et Metiers ParisTech (ENSAM) campus, where it can benefit from the the very latest in dedicated aerospace facilities close by. The 3,000m2 building has been constructed at a cost of 10 million euros, with support from Safran, Europe’s FEDER, the engineering school and ENSAM itself, along with the Bordeaux and Aquitaine regional authorities.