Corporate partnerships in times of energy transition

Small and large companies have always supported the development of IFP School and contributed to the success of its students. Over the past four years, the School has seen a change in the profile of its industrial partners.

Committed to the energy transition, a growing number of IFP School's historical industrial partners are seeing their sectors of activity evolve rapidly. For example, many companies whose core business was the exploration and extraction of fossil fuels are now focusing on geothermal energy, geological storage of CO2 or hydrogen. At the same time, new players are emerging in a highly competitive environment.

IFP School has therefore formed partnerships with these companies working on emerging issues linked to the energy transition, such as: gas storage, hydrogen or the plastic recycling business.

IFP School corporate partnerships

Today, the School can count on nearly 180 partner companies, whether it be to regularly allocate professionals to give classes at the School, to work within the School’s governing bodies such as the Conseil de Perfectionnement and/or the Groupes d'Orientation et de Prospective (GOP), or to finance the students.

Two schemes are particularly requested by companies: apprenticeships and sponsorships. In 2023, the School has reached a new record: 83% of students are financed by the industry, of which 63% are apprentices in engineering programs!

This diversification in our portfolio of partners reinforces the School's mission to provide students and young professionals, from around the world, with specialized training at the Master's or Doctorate level in the fields of energy and sustainable mobility. Thus, meeting the needs and requirements of both companies and society as a whole, particularly in terms of innovation and energy transition.

As a result, "This year, 38% of our students were recruited by 67 companies or corporations committed to New Energy Technologies (NTE- Nouvelles Technologies de l’Énergie), a figure that has risen steadily over the past few years,” emphasizes Christine Travers, Dean of IFP School.

Article written by Meyling Siu