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The École des Ponts Business School descends from a long line of illustrious researchers and inventors. The Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC), founded in 1747, is celebrated for having produced inventors such as Louis Vicat, the creator of ‘Grey Gold’ (cement) and Philippe Lebon, the first person to successfully use artificial gas as a means of large-scale illumination.

Today, the research tradition continues. The School is committed to fostering an environment where ideas can be explored, challenged, and shared. Thanks to a number of news resource centers, both faculty and students can now pursue their areas of interest.

École des Ponts Business School is leading and supporting novel research initiatives and designing new multidisciplinary business models via our newly-launched Circular Economy Research Center and forthcoming Digital Innovation Factories (DIF) and Center for Advanced Studies and Expertise.

The newly opened Circular Economy Research Center (CERC), under the direction of Professor Demetriou, is currently developing dedicated courses, a certificate and an E-MBA specialized in Circular Economy Management as well as Circular Economy training programs, a Circular Economy Live Lab, Journal and Expert Network.

To find out more about the research topics particularly dear to our permanent faculty members and to read some of their work in progress, please refer to the Publications section and this page for updates in the following weeks.

Research is alive and well at the École des Ponts Business School and we are proud of the results.