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Benefit from our support

Our school offers several forms of collaboration, new methodologies and new tools for your structure, whether public or private, to enable you to innovate and transform your organization.

Do you want to identify new uses and develop your offer in line with economic, societal and environmental challenges? Have you thought about incorporating design into your organization to help you find the answers?

Our school offers several forms of collaboration, new methodologies and new tools for your structure, whether public or private, to enable you to innovate and transform your organization. 


Design as a lever for innovation

Explore new areas of innovation through prospective design

Depending on your context, the complexity of the issues and the type of deliverable you want, our design experts evaluate the best format to work on your issues. They help your teams to identify a problem, to explore it further and to develop tools and solutions that can be reproduced in your organization.

Prospective studies, sprints and creative workshops follow a common thread: they are guided by the process of collective intelligence. Following these workshops, you will have tailor-made tools and processes.

aia life designers workshopWorkshop in partnership with AIA Life designers around the issues of higher education and accessibility
train projectDraysi, a project around passenger freight modularity carried out in partnership with the SNCF
Projet en partenariat avec La Poste pour initier une démarche de co-conception de services pour les agences et bureaux situés en milieu ruralProject in partnership with La Poste to initiate a process of co-designing services for agencies and offices located in rural areas
The prospective study
  • Develop in-depth concepts that serve a vision
  • Explore the field of possibilities in terms of design-led innovation
  • Discover the design approach so you can incorporate it into your projects
The creative workshop
  • Develop a dynamic of collective and creative intelligence with your teams
  • Discover and use Design Thinking tools
The creative sprint
  • Develop visions in the form of concepts
  • Benefit from anticipation and prospective scenarios to represent possible futures
  • Benefit from illustrations to support a transition or transformation process

For your eligible Research Tax Credit and Innovation Tax Credit projects, the school benefits from an approval (by decree of April 8, 2013) granted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Incorporate innovation through design research

Working session within the City Design Lab with Pr Carlos Moreno and the Center Michel Serres of the CNAMWorking session within the City Design Lab with Pr Carlos Moreno and the Center Michel Serres of the CNAM
Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée and L’École de design Nantes Atlantique join forces and sign a sponsorship agreementThe Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée and L’École de design Nantes Atlantique join forces and sign a sponsorship agreement
The Design & Innovative Public Action Chair explores the contribution of design to public policy through field experimentsThe Design & Innovative Public Action Chair explores the contribution of design to public policy through field experiments
The business support role

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique relies on its 5 Design Labs (Media Design Lab, Food Design Lab, Digital Design Lab, Care Design Lab, City Design Lab) and its experts in order to support companies, local authorities or associations in implementing a design approach.

Design Labs can mobilize a group of experts in the implementation of concepts and solutions envisaged for your organization. The assessment mission can be combined with an educational project.

The research contract

Would you like to be accompanied in a design-led research process?

Our 5 Design Labs explore themes related to contemporary social, technological and economic changes. They all run action research programs.

  • Theme: defined by its strategic interest for the company:
  • Funding: possible defiscalisation by tax ruling (Crédit Impôt Recherche - CIR)
  • Duration: 1-3 years
  • Confidentiality, communication and intellectual property: to be defined with the partners

The Research Chair

The partnership chair allows you to explore research topics of general interest, the results and findings of which will be publicly disseminated. Your organization can join forces with other sponsors to explore a research problem in partnership with one or more Design Labs.

  • Funding: 60% tax exemption through an endowment fund
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Intellectual property: members of the chair
  • Communication of results: publication of results through conferences, articles in journals, digital distribution, etc.

Recruit your future designers

Are you looking to recruit an intern, an apprentice or a design graduate to incorporate design skills into your teams? The We Design community platform puts you in touch with students and graduates of L'École de design Nantes Atlantique.

As a company, you will have access to a recruiter space where you can post your offers and consult the CV library of students and alumni.

Recruit a design intern

Do you need some short-term help in your team? Would you like to pass on your experience to a student? Do you want to gain a fresh perspective on your activities? Recruit a student for an internship of 1 to 6 months depending on the year of studies, in France or abroad

Recruit an apprentice designer

You want to expand your design team, train a future collaborator in your methods or explore new design practices?

Recruit an apprentice with the support of the school's CFA Design & Innovation (Apprentice Training Center), which will assist you with:

  • recruitment
  • setting up the application and financing the apprenticeship
  • pedagogical follow-up
Recruit young professional designers

Do you want to incorporate design and innovation skills into your organization? Recruit a junior or senior design graduate from L'École de design Nantes Atlantique.

Develop your teams' design skills

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique helps you develop an agile and creative corporate culture. Our continuing education modules encourage creativity and provide tools to better understand the user experience.

Facilitation of creativity workshops, creation of mobile interfaces with prototyping tools, introduction to circular design, graphic facilitation, innovation of use...

Discover all our short training modules (from 1 to 5 days) and our Design Thinking certification course (13.5 days - eligible for the CPF, the French individual training fund). All our Design Thinking training courses are led by professional designers or experts. These courses can be tailored to your needs, in-house or inter-company.


continuing education innovation use

3 good reasons to partner with L'École de design Nantes Atlantique

1. A school dedicated to supporting business

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique breaks down the barriers between the world of school and the world of work. The relationship with business is part of the school's DNA, with 90 projects carried out in partnership with 50 companies each year.

By choosing L'École de design Nantes Atlantique, you are supporting a school that is rooted in reality, you are helping young designers enter the workforce and you are contributing to the development of design as a strategic discipline of management and innovation.

business world

Some of our partners:

Logo SNCFlogo nestlelogo fleury michonlogo la postelogo caisse des depots
Logo Airbus
logo harmonie mutuellelogo le havrelogo samoalogo chu nantes
Orange Logo
logo Nantes Metropole
L'oréal Logo
logo Loire Atlantique
logo credit agricolelogo groupe seblogo eram
Maif logo
logo stellantis

2. A school that opens up the field of possibilities

Design is a key strategy for organizations wishing to innovate and adapt to today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

The interaction with the school allows companies to break out of established models and explore the unknown to better anticipate the needs of users. Working with L'École de design Nantes Atlantique means accompanying change through design and making it desirable: creativity, vision, scenario-building and mediation, project-based organization.

Whether you opt for a short format, a framework agreement or for a multi-year collaboration, you are using a strategic development lever for your organization. You gain in attractiveness, sustainable innovation and commitment of your teams as well as strengthening your employer brand.

system design workshopWorkshop on systemic design with OsloMet in Norway

3. A school invested in design research

For the past 15 years, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique and Nantes University have been cooperating on numerous research, training and innovation projects. This partnership affirms the interdisciplinary character of design applied to problems requiring a projection or a representation of the future.

Since 2010, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique has chosen to actively promote research to:

  • question technological, societal and environmental changes;
  • explore future uses and needs and new value systems; 
  • promote the knowledge and insights generated by design;
  • experiment with new tools and methods and help shape the fields and practices of design;
  • fuel pedagogical innovation. 
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Updated on 12.01.23