Formerly installed in temporary premises in Rangueil within the Toulouse University Campus, the IRT Saint Exupery is henceforth, since February 2018, located at Toulouse Montaudran Aerospace, 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
- 24 000 m2
- including 4000 m2
- and 7000 m2 houses 9 technologic platforms
- March 6, 2018: Visit Premier of Quebec
- June 25, 2018: Inauguration of B612 Building
- Ocotober 11, 2018: IRT’s Forum
- 250 Researchers/Engineers
- 40 Experts
- 42 PhD Students