Joint labs


AIRSYS Cooperation Agreement

The Airsys partnership -Architecture and Systems Engineering in the field of systems for aviation- is a cooperation agreement between the LAAS-CNRS, the Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) and Airbus.

Airsys covers aircraft systems, airborne and ground, whether in flight systems, maintenance, onboard power supply, communication and information management. The roadmap for the coming years has four priority areas:

  •      the avionics platform;
  •      flight control;
  •      systems engineering;
  •      the concepts of reliability, availability and diagnosis.

Workshops allow forward thinking, project definition and planning of theses. Airsys represents an annual volume of business about a hundred FTE (full time equivalent), divided into forty projects.


LAAS-CNRS and Innopsys created the joint laboratory BIOSOFT in the early 2014.

BIOSOFT concerns the development of flexible technological processes directly applicable to the industrial production of biosensing systems.

Its is aimed to schedule a structured technological innovation to study, validate and transfer in the field of laboratory diagnosis using microarray devices or biosensors produced at low cost by soft lithography. Technological processes revolve around molecular buffering biomolecules and capillary assembly, two methods developed since 2004 in the laboratory as well as in society through an active partnership (Region and ANR projects, theses Cifre).

The relevant markets are those of instrumentation for scientific laboratories and medical diagnosis. An experimental room in the LAAS-CNRS is dedicated to the project. It includes instruments and prototypes provided by Innopsys as well as lab equipment for characterization and "benchmarking" of the new studied products. BIOSOFT will achieve the technological innovations started in 2013, perform industrial transfer and allow valuing by society.