This is where we invent life
Since its foundation in 1992, EBI has placed life at the heart of its engineering training to face the challenge of improving health, well-being, safety, adaptability/versatility and functionality through innovation. The understanding of the biological mechanisms is represented by our graduates in every engineering profession, from research to production and innovation to market launch; this is true for each of the four industry sectors: pharmacy, cosmetic, agribusiness and environment.
With its new eco-responsible one-hectare campus in the city centre open 16 hours a day, EBI fully expresses its mission as a talent incubator and an open innovation melting pot. At the heart of a Technoparc that includes the Cergy sports ground and the ParisSeine University, EBI researchers, students and postgraduates give life sciences a creative industrial dimension.
With its 1000m2 technical platform integrated into the Cosmetomics® network, researchers and students can work side by side on professional equipment. Thanks to the EBI’s lecturers, tutors and qualified coaches, students learn to gain confidence in their skills and be responsible for several innovative projects that they will present to a jury of professionals, while spending on average one year in various work placement positions.
The results speak for themselves: 100% of the 2nd year engineering students are supported by the business incubators in their entrepreneurship projects. Every year, 4 national prizes are awarded on average and over 2% of our alumni have set up their own company, which is twice the national average.
But there is so much more to EBI. The school also offers a resourceful educational background that combines industrial skills with personal, intercultural and emotional dimensions. General knowledge is developed through the Agora cultural program and linguistic skills can be improved thanks to our Babel Language Centre. Each student spends at least one semester abroad and studies exclusively in English during their third year (first engineering cycle year). Here we encourage artistic activities with twenty associations (dance, theatre, music, cinema…) that, with the help of professional graduates, allow students to express themselves and learn how to become performers before they graduate. EBI was the first French Grande Ecole to ban any form of ranking in order to boost team work, inspire students to use their talent to take on any challenge, and live the EBI motto: Combining passion and career.
Recruiters sometimes tell us our students are geniuses… Experience has simply shown us that creative genius skills and logistic ingenuity allow them to invent new ways of living for each of us, around the world
Florence Dufour, Managing director and Founder of the EBI