From robots to smartphones and radars, from autonomous cars to renewable energies, all these innovations call on the skills of the EEA sector, which, at the international level, is called “Electrical and Information Engineering”. Electronics plays a major and recognized role in the French economy with the signature in March 2019 of a contract for the electronics industry between the Government, the National Council of Industry, the General Directorate of Enterprises and the French FAB, with the NANO 2022 plan as a horizon, which should bring together all the sector’s skills to meet the needs of society.
The energy transition, the digital revolution, the development of artificial intelligence, among others, create new needs in the Internet of Things, in intelligent and sustainable transport systems, in connected buildings, smart grids, factories of the future, e.health, e.services…
The EEA sector is innovating to respond to these future major technological and societal disruptions.
EEA training courses provide the basic knowledge of analogue and digital electronics, electrical energy, automation, but also industrial computing and information processing. Drawing on this set of disciplines, the themes dealt with in their scientific, technological and societal aspects include: semiconductor materials and components, energy production/transportation/conversion/management, industrial process control/command, robotics, embedded systems, telecommunications and networks, data acquisition and processing, imaging and vision, non-destructive testing. Environmental responsibility, the issues surrounding trust and data security, and cross-disciplinary approaches are at the heart of EEA training in the face of the challenges expected in terms of the digital revolution and energy transition.
The EEA’s sectors of activity are in both the secondary and tertiary sectors within companies ranging from very small businesses, innovative start-ups to large groups. The main sectors are :
- digital technologies
- research and development