Horiba has announced the construction of a research facility and European headquarters on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
The Horiba European Research Centre will build on the strengths of Horiba Jobin Yvon to develop advanced technologies, components, systems and applications to benefit Horiba's automotive, medical, process and environment, semiconductor and scientific business segments.
The centre will give Horiba access to technologies, resources and personnel from nearby academic, government, and commercial research centres.
Set to open in late 2011, the centre will be part of the Paris Saclay cluster, an education, research and business innovation hub.
The cluster will incorporate campuses of leading universities such as Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure, HEC business school and Paris University; many government labs for energy, IT and nanotechnology; and R+D centres for multiple large multinational companies.
The wider cluster hosts approximately 47,000 students (yielding 2000 new PhDs annually), 17,000 public researchers (including five Fields Medalists and four Nobel Laureates) and 20,000 private researchers.
The facility will serve as the headquarters of Horiba Europe Holding SAS.