Unique and different
The Institut Textile et Chimique de Lyon (Lyon Textile and Chemical Institute) is the only engineering school directly descended from the textile, leather and chemistry schools founded by professionals in Lyon more than a century ago.
ITECH-Lyon trains engineers in plastics, textiles, composites and chemistry by examining paints, inks, adhesives, cosmetics, leather and its uses (footwear, leather goods). With associative status, ITECH-Lyon is a Grande Ecole created and backed by professional unions and companies.
In addition to its main engineering course, ITECH-Lyon offers courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level: BTS (Brevet de technicien supérieur – higher vocational training certificate), professional degree (jointly awarded by the Université Claude Bernard), Post Premier Cycle (postgraduate) and Specialist Masters (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles seal of approval).
ITECH Lyon is strengthening its worldwide presence and international exchanges (from USA to China, as well as Europe).
Though Education is ITECH-Lyon’s primary vocation, industrial relations feature amongst its strengths. These lead to the creation of strong partnerships in the fields of research and development both regionally, nationally and throughout Europe but also in continuing professional, graduate and non-graduate education.
ITECH-Lyon and its subsidiary, ITECH Entreprises, make their full range of technical and human resources available to companies, by way of various forms of contracts.
These services include research projects of one or more years in collaboration with universities, industrial studies, analyses, trials, consultancy, rental of equipment including possible staff secondment (full-time research professors) and vocational training.
As underlined by Louis Philippe Reynaud, ITECH’s President, and Jérôme Marcilloux, its Director General: “Our school contributes to improving companies added value through innovation.”