LyonTech-la Doua campus: official opening and unveiling of the Innovation Factory project

Le 24 June 2019 De 15:00 à 16:30

As part of the Lyon Cité Campus Operation, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the City of Lyon, the Université de Lyon, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and INSA Lyon unveiled eight renovated buildings, as well as the LyonTech-la Doua campus’ bike path through the Evariste Galois public garden in Villeurbanne on Monday, June 24.

As part of the nationwide “Operation Campus” project, Lyon Cité Campus is a major investment program aiming to recapture and sustain Lyon's academic resources. Since the launch of Operation Campus in 2008, the LyonTech-la Doua and Charles Mérieux Campuses have been the focus of a large building strategy, with a view to developing Campuses of Excellence which will help to strengthen France's attractiveness in higher education. In total, nearly 30 operations are under development in an effort to radically transform campuses, making them more active, attractive and pleasant places to live.


The renovation of eight buildings on the LyonTech-la Doua campus (Kastler, Brillouin, Lippmann, Oméga, Ferrié, Carnot, Pasteur and Coulomb) included:
  • Improving energy efficiency by completely renovating the facades and the roof;
  • Alternative storm water management;
  • Meeting disabled access standards;
  • Improving fire safety;
  • Creating dedicated facilities and networks for gas and waste management;
  • Expanding the West gable windows in order to create delivery access for bulky equipment on all floors;
  • Redeveloping the entrance hall.


The Évariste Galois public garden has been developed in several stages. This outdoor space includes a path for green transport modes, which makes the journey between the INSA and UCBL institutions much more enjoyable.This is a breath of fresh air for commuters on campus.

Find out more on Lyon Cité Campus

* Article image:
From left to right: Laurence Lupin, head of the City of Lyon’s university department – Gérard Pignault, director of CPE Lyon – Yannick Neuder, Vice-President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and delegate of higher education, research, innovation and European funds – Khaled Bouabdallah, President of the Université de Lyon – Jean-Michel Jolion, Regional Delegate for research and technology at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation – Frédéric Fleury, President of the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 – Frédéric Faure, CNRS Regional delegate, and Éric Maurincomme, director of INSA Lyon.