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Strate School of Design, Telecom ParisTech and Ecole Polytechnique, with the support of Carrefour, OTIS, la MAIF, InProcess and EMAKINA companies, launched EXALT Design Lab, the 1st joined research laboratory dedicated to the value of design in companies

Driven by Strate School of Design, EXALT Design Lab gathers 5 industrial partners (Carrefour, OTIS, la MAIF, Inprocess and EMAKINA) et 2 well-known research laboratories, Co-Design Lab (Telecom ParisTech), and the centre for management and economics research (Ecole polytechnique), committed together in a 4 year research program.

The EXALT Design Lab research program aims at developing solutions to integrate design at the heart of the partner companies’ strategies. In a world made of complexity and uncertainty, design is the key discipline (and expertise) to transform strategies, business models, create powerful experiences into more attractive and competitive ones; combined with humanity and sense.

The 5 PhD candidates will be hosted in companies through a French CIFRE contract. The research projects focus on modelling experience, building tools for design projects, enlightening the management models and value creation processes (including economical) fostered by design.

Based on these management and design sciences themes, the joined laboratory will organize workshops with the PhD candidates and the researchers.

The challenge for EXALT Design Lab, led by Strate School of Design (which trains 150 designers per year), together with the companies and academic partners, is to propose concrete and strategic answers to integrate design in organizations.

About École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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