IREIS and its partners

IREIS – Institut de Recherches en Ingénierie des Surfaces- constitutes the Research and Development subsidiary of HEF group. Formerly known as HEF R&D, IREIS provides treatments at the cutting edge of technology and innovation for its clients and HEF group.

With its SRC (Sociétés de Recherche sous Contrat- contract research organization) status, IREIS makes an important part of its activity by working with external companies to provides its knowledges and skills in surface engineering. As a research performer, IREIS services are eligible to the CIR (crédit d'impôt recherche-research tax credit) in France.



IREIS is also involved in numerous business clusters and associations at national and european scale :

  •  President of the mechanical business and innovation regional cluster ViaMéca (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
  •   Member administrator of ASRC (Association des Sociétés de Recherche sous contrat), a non-profit association gathering French Research and Technology performers 
  •   Member administrator of France Innovation association (private R & D and innovation providers)
  •  Member elected on board of directors of the EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association)
  •  Member of the business and innovation cluster Minalogic
  •  Member of the business and innovation cluster Techtera

IREIS has many industrial and academic partners to study, develop and create new surface treatments and functions :

  •  the Equipex MANUTECH-USD
  •  LIFCO industrie

IREIS collaborate with schools, universities and technical centers on fundamental research subjects : niversité Jean Monnet à Saint-Etienne, INSA Lyon, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne et de Nancy, CETIM, Université de Mons, LPGP Orsay-Toulouse, ICMCB Bordeaux, IN2P3 Grenoble, …