The Learning Expeditions offer industrial teams the opportunity to ‘immerse’ themselves through field visits, closely interacting with academic teams, within French centers of research or technological platforms of excellence. These exchanges are genuine sources of inspiration for new solutions or for fostering new public-private partnerships.


Newly proposed by ariis to its members, the Learning Expeditions aim to increase exchanges between the public and private sectors through visits to research centers, platforms, or infrastructures of excellence, such as those found at CEA, INSERM, and INRIA.

These half-day “immersions” are intended to benefit all stakeholders. Indeed, they allow both industrial and academic teams to reflect on common themes and challenges, to jointly explore emerging technologies, to question their own approaches to solutions, and ultimately, to strengthen bonds between participants and foster new partnerships.

Next Edition

5 September 2024

Location : Institut Imagine

In coming

Last Edition

8 July 2024

Location : C2N

Next year’s Learning Expedition will take place at C2N, the world’s first successful gene therapy centre and one of the first accredited IHUs. This will be a unique opportunity to meet physicists and healthcare professionals, to observe their latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies, and to visit this centre of excellence with an international dimension, both technologically and clinically. In addition to its health department, the institute is one of the world’s leading centres for materials research, and it was from its premises that Emmanuel Macron announced the quantum plan. Join us on 8 July for this event, which is only available to ariis members and must be booked in advance!


Politique de Protection des Données
En raison des conditions sanitaires, l’événement se tiendra à distance par visioconférence. Seuls les intervenants sont invités à se rendre sur place sur le site de Neurospin, CEA Paris-Saclay. Merci de votre compréhension.

Last editions

08/07/2024 – 3th edition


Place: C2N

“Exploring the devices of the future: Organ on chip, micro & nano devices for health”,ariis organised a visit to the Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N), an opportunity to tour Europe’s largest clean room. On the programme: organoids / organs on chips, biomechanical energy microrecovery for cardiac implants and much more. Many thanks to the participants and the C2N team for their warm welcome.

14/09/2023 – 2nd edition


Place: PariSanté Campus

An immersion dedicated to the contribution of digital technology in the healthcare journey. A meeting between research actors and the most innovative startups in the field of digital health.

Find the program here.

13/04/2022 – 1st edition


Place: Neurospin (CEA Paris Saclay)

Launch of the first edition of Learning Expedition!

Discover high-tech platforms, meet entrepreneurs and experts, and engage with key stakeholders in high-level partnerships to accelerate drug and medical technology development and support businesses.