54 training projects developed

The main aim of the IDEX training programmes is to strengthen the attractiveness of the training provided on site by creating innovative programmes for undergraduate and Masters students in multiple disciplines, and developing innovative and joint training initiatives in engineering. In addition to being attractive, the training must meet the challenges of the socio-economic world, and train high-performing managers to sustain the competitiveness and financial growth of businesses. This is the main objective of the fourth lifelong learning programme (Formation tout au long de la vie).

Undergraduate innovation

The undergraduate innovation programme (Innovations en Licence) aims to strengthen the attractiveness of university education by promoting undergraduate degrees (Licence). In particular, the objective is to attract very high calibre, undergraduate students who are, all too often, now choosing other options. 

These "innovative" undergraduate degrees offer each student the chance to receive the very best education and training by including an introduction to research and more in-depth work". This programme has led to the launch of 15 courses within various fields on the site, integrating all approaches to active education.

> See the IDEX 2015-2016 training booklet

Enhanced Mechanics degree programmes (PALM)


Project-lead(s): BRANCHER Pierre


The Mechanics degree is based on an innovative programme, the first stage of which is to develop, as of this year, an enhanced programme in the second semester of year 2 (L2), open to different degree disciplines. This first phase will serve as a guide for deciding on the complete programme chosen for the remaining years of study, using feedback on the experience gained, following this project. The enhanced L2 programme offers more in-depth workloads as well as the implementation of Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour l’Enseignement, (TICE, Information and Communication Technology in Education), hands-on scientific experience through conducting projects, developing and sharing the knowledge acquired by students and an evaluation of the scheme.

The objective is triple:

  • to attract high-calibre students to different disciplines in Mechanics;
  • to improve student motivation for the education provided and to therefore encourage success in their degree;
  • and through this project, to allow the teaching team to develop concrete experience in educational innovation ahead of the complete future programme.
Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Special undergraduate degree programmes in maths, physics and chemistry

Project-lead: GRONEN Jesse
This project involves the implementation of programmes in specific disciplines in chemistry, mathematics and physics (in the first phase) at the University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, aimed at motivated students who, when leaving school or college, are already considering research-based careers (Masters and Doctorates). These programmes will be developed over three years of undergraduate study. After an initial combined year, students will begin to specialise gradually in the three disciplines. The major aim is to offer students training that will prepare them more fully, and earlier, for a career in research. The core idea is to build on the unique potential and excellence of university campus research centres to immerse students in the world of research.
           Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Towards an innovative IT and digital science degree

Project-lead: GASQUET Olivier
This project has two complementary objectives, which are:
  • to strengthen the attractiveness of our academic training among bachelor students from the ISN speciality (informatique et sciences du numérique, IT and digital science), among very high calibre, undergraduate students who are, all too often, choosing alternative options to a degree;
  • and also to enhance the programmes of students in L1 SFA.

To this end, we expect:

  • on the one hand, to put in place a stronger programme within the current degree;
  • and on the other hand, to experiment with the introduction of innovative teaching practices, encouraging autonomy, group work, creating the spirit of discovery and creativity (flipped classroom, learning through projects), with the more long-term goal of normalising these practices with all computer science students to significantly modernise the degree and anticipate its development, taking into account technological and societal changes specific to our discipline.
           Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Young-talent undergraduate Spanish project


Project-lead: GONZALEZ Luis et PALAISI Marie-Agnès


The programme offers an increased number of teaching hours, the introduction of extra-curricular activities aimed at gradual professionalization in terms of research. The goal of this training is to gradually orientate students towards mastering the basics of an area that they may then pursue at Masters or Doctorate level, as they would have followed a followed most of the teaching on a traditional programme. Contact with the professional world would have the advantage of making the student aware of other possible routes at the end of their studies.

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"Ambition Excellence" in the STAPS degree programme

Project-lead: MORNET Yoann
The STAPS (sports science) department recently put in place support to encourage students in difficulty. Furthermore, the specialism also has numerous brilliant aspects that are, on the contrary, never pushed to their developmental potential. In light of this, the STAPS department in Rodez is ambitious to support the best aspects from the first year of the degree. More concretely, the objectives of this programme of excellence will revolve around an introduction to research in STAPS (Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportive, (sports science) and also increased proficiency in the English language, and finally of writing techniques and dissertations. This innovative approach reserved for the best students should also encourage a favourable, general dynamic in the department.


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Innovative educational solutions for degree success and appeal (SPIRAL)

Project-lead: BROTO Jean Marc
Developing active education and peer-to-peer instruction to significantly improve the success of students and to make the UT3 Paul Sabatier, and therefore the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, the French leader in active education. Active education significantly increases the understanding of all students, regardless of their initial level. The methods that we use (Peer Instruction, Just-In-Time Teaching, problem based learning, teaching through projects and integrated classes) have been selected for their suitability in the university context, in terms of the students and the subjects taught. They are all derived from research in pedagogy.
             Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier


Multidisciplinary Masters

The "Formations pluridisciplinaires en master" programme (multidisciplinary Masters programme) offers courses that meet new demands for skills expressed by employers, and encourages innovation requiring transversality and interdisciplinarity. This programme has led to the launch of 10 Masters programmes within various fields on the site, integrating all approaches to active pedagogy.

> See the IDEX 2015/2016 training booklet

Consulting and engineering for higher education


Project-leads: TRICOT André et CHENERIE Isabelle


The Conseil et ingénierie pour l'enseignement supérieur programme (Consulting and engineering for higher education) has been created as part of the  Masters in "Métiers de l'enseignement, de l'éducation et de la formation" (Teaching, education and training professions), a practical discipline and the engineering of training. Designed by a multidisciplinary, inter-establishment team (ESPE, UT2 Jean Jaurés and UT3 Paul Sabatier), this Masters is the first in France to offer to train professionals in university education: able to support lecturer-researchers in their teaching-related activities and projects; able to support the establishment in their training and development policy in aspects of education. This training responds to a strong need among French universities, and is the first in France to respond to this need: it is based on inter-disciplinary collaboration: psychology, science education, pedagogy, computing etc. The implementation of this training programme that recruits from all over the country involves developing an environment of blended learning.

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The SMS Masters network


Project-leads: GROSSETTI Michel, MOLINIER Pierre, BOUSQUET Franck


The Structuration des mondes sociaux (SMS, structuring social worlds") Masters network involves 11 Masters programmes from two T2 and T3 universities and a partnership with the IEP, who are active within the scope of Labex SMS. The Labex SMS aims to develop a renewed concept of how social worlds are structured by strengthening convergence between a large number of SHS teams on the Toulouse site, around what we know about the study of networks, regulations, systems and territories. This project which groups seven disciplines offers students additional training covering access to theoretical, methodological and thematic modules taught within the different Masters programmes involved. The aim of this system is to enrich a multi-disciplinary approach to subjects specific to each Masters programmes.  The knowledge and methodological skills acquired will enhance people's ability to meet the requirements of the doctorate, and will promote better professional integration.

Université Toulouse III Paul SabatierUniversité Toulouse - Jean Jaurès


Support for the creation of the PsyPhiEcoPolis Masters


Project-lead: SIBERTIN-BLANC Guillaume


Creation of the Masters in Pychanalyse, philosophie, économie politique du sujet (Psychoanalysis, philosophy and political economy of subject" (PsyPhiEcoPolis).

Created for the next five-year, inter-disciplinary Masters plan, supported by 3 UFR of UT2 Jean Jaurès:

  • "Psychology"
  • "The arts, philosophy and music"
  • "The science of space and societies"
  • and 4 laboratories: LCPI, ERRAPHIS, Dynamiques rurales and the CERTOP.

This Masters programme aims to develop a set of competences, analysis skills, critical reading, and diagnostics on contemporary forms of the social link and its establishments and their impact on modes of subjectivation.

           Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès

Preparation for the Interdisciplinary Masters programme with industry experience in ISMAG (informatics, statistics, mathematics applied to production management)


Project-lead: THIERRY Caroline


The objective of the project to prepare for the interdisciplinary Masters programme with industry experience in ISMAG (Informatique, Statistique, Mathématiques Appliquées à la Gestion de production, (IT, statistics, applied mathematics and management production)), which is a speciality of the "Mathematics and Applications" Masters programme at the  Midi-Pyrénées University site. This Masters is focussed on two disciplines: mathematics and computing applied to production management. It has existed for over twenty years and we want to commit to this part-time course (combining work and study), with a predicted launch date in September 2015. The specific feature of our project is to provide access to training through teaching but also through introductory training with four internship stages in companies (giving the opportunity to students  who it, to spend time in different business contexts). The chosen work-study rhythm therefore consists of four internships per Masters year.

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Training programmes in engineering

Statistics and Computing for Big data


Project-leads: BESSE Philippe (INSA), GARIVIER Aurélien (UT3 Paul Sabatier), LAURENT-BONNEAU Béatrice (INSA), LOUBES Jean Michel ( UT3 Paul Sabatier)


The objective of this project is to pool a certain number of activities over different establishments in Toulouse, with a view to introducing Big Data into our programmes.

The project focuses on:l

  • creating access to the Teralab platform (Http://www.teralab-datascience.fr/fr/)(with open access to projects);
  • the organisation of a day in October bringing together industrials, students, lecturers and researchers;
  • the creation of online courses in statistics and computing for Big Data;
  • the mentoring of students on innovative projects during the first half of the year 2014-2015;
  • the organisation of a feedback day on the work carried out during these projects in January2015;
  • the organisation of a feedback day on the teaching experience of the lecturers and researchers involved in this project in 2015.

Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse

Student and volunteer


Project-leads: MIGNANO Lydie, FARENC Philippe


The project consists in creating a course in community-based initiatives and community management.

The training consists of two distinct parts:

  • a theoretical part imparting the basic knowledge necessary to take on responsibilities in administrative, financial and HR management in associations,
  • a practical part achieved through tutorials immersing students in situations experienced with a 'buddy.

This course needs to respond to the CFGA benchmark (Certificat de Formation à la Gestion Associative, community management training certificate)

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse

Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux

Computational biology for green and white biotechnologies


Project-leads: MOULIS Claire (INSA) et ZOUINE Mohamed (ENSAT)


In the purpose of responding to strong demand for training expressed by the sectors of green and white biotechnology, the project aims to create a last semester of education common to the INSA and the INP-ENSAT dedicated to computational biology. This semester, which interdisciplinary in nature, will integrate training units in mathematics, computing, data analysis, next-generation sequencing and  computational structural biology. The proposed programme offers to integrate, throughout the course, training in programming and statistical analysis. Activity-based teaching methods will be implemented throughout the training, mainly in the form of applicable projects, case studies and handling data of interest for biotechnology. This original form of training is of major interest the targeted sectors of engineering. The programme is due to be launched in September 2015.

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de ToulouseEcole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse

Sustainable Development Engineering option


Project-lead: DOUBREMELLE Claire


As of September 2014-15, INPT school will have a final-year option (semester S9 and S10) common to the seven schools and open to all engineering students being educated at the INPT. The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare engineers of all specialities for interdisciplinary openness and to design and pilot projects focussed on sustainable development. Its educational content positions it very clearly, without mastering the tools and methods suited to successfully carrying out interdisciplinary projects related to current environmental, ecology, energy and  societal transition. This training will be available to Toulouse engineering students in semester 9 and 10.

Ecole Nationale de Météorologie

Charge utile Opto-Microode pour NANOsatellite (COMNANO, Opto-Microode payload for NANOsatellite)


Project-lead: FERNANDEZ Arnaud


From a pedagogical point of view, the Nanosatellite is a very good multidisciplinary tool for space engineering. To date,  the CNES and industrials in Toulouse have had a particular interest in this competence being visible in Toulouse-based training. Since February 2014, an R&T Education-Research action has been initiated with the CNES and Thales Alenia Space. The goal is to model and validate a payload designed to be embedded on a Cubsat 3U nanosatellite for the in-orbit testing of fibre optic functions for transmitting and processing radio-frequency signals. This study highlights the complementary skills of the ISAE and the UT3 Paul Sabatier in the field of microwave electronics, optoelectronics and space systems. It is in uniting and strengthening lessons common to the ESET Masters programme (UT3 Paul Sabatier) and ISAE engineering training that the model can be achieved, and that this knowledge can be built-upon and perpetuated. The idea is to create a new module common to both training programmes in the form of courses-lectures-practical work-design office experience.

Université Toulouse III Paul SabatierInstitut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Training engineers in innovation: A common approach among the higher education establishments of  the Midi-Pyrénees


Project-lead: MARANGES Claude (INSA)


Training our future engineers in innovation covers multiple aspects (creativity, strategic intelligence, technology intelligence, design, skills management etc.) which needs to be tackled in a comprehensive manner. With this purpose, higher education establishments want to engage in a process of pooling skills, by sharing their specific features and tendencies at the same time to create a framework in which to carry out joint actions, but also to generate innovation among lecturers and researchers within each partner establishment. A common base involving educational content but also methodology, delivery materials etc. is necessary and is the subject of the project within the context of the Toulouse Engineering call for projects.


Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de TarbesEcole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et TechnologiquesEcole d'ingénieurs de PurpanInstitut National des Sciences Appliquées de ToulouseEcole des Mines d'Albi-CarmauxUniversité Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Large-scale cooperative project


Project-lead: BRIAND Cyril


The large-scale cooperative project is an educational scheme designed for engineering students wanting to learn how to manage projects on a real-life scale. All promotion is initiated based on the same specifications proposed by an industrial partner. Students must organise, adapt like a business and handle customer expectations, all partly autonomously. Put in place in previous years by UPSSITECH-SRI training (robotic and interactive systems), the ambition for 2014-2015 is to increase the size and scope of the GRE by integrating groups of students from two other ISAE automatic training programmes. It is therefore to initiate cooperative projects combining several IT training programmes, and others, to create an infrastructure able to sustain the scheme and promote its dissemination.

Université Toulouse III Paul SabatierInstitut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Télécommunications

Software-defined radio for training


Project-lead: ROQUE Damien (ISAE)


This project aims to deployment a software-defined radio platform pooled within the Federal Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées. This concerns a technique for making transmitters in which most of the operations specific to processing the signal are carried out "digitally", through software developments. These devices are particularly well suited to training in that they make it possible to study to whole information processing chain with the minimum amount of equipment, based on a gradual and flexible approach. This unifying platform that combines several disciplines (processing the signal, IT etc.) allows us to develop active education, linked to the establishments' research activities.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des TélécommunicationsEcole Nationale de l'Aviation CivileInstitut National des Sciences Appliquées de ToulouseInstitut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'EspaceUniversité Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Biomechanics Module


Project-lead: SWIDER Pascal


Interdisciplinary approaches applied to living beings constitute one of the keys to progress in health, and in the associated scientific and technological innovations. The module that we propose is based on an interdisciplinary approach in biomechanics due to the subjects tackled and the diversity of stakeholders: science for engineers, health professions, engineers of transfer and enhancement. Our desire is to integrate this teaching as a module (3ECTS), which is optional for Toulouse Engineering (4th or 5th year) and mandatory for students on the M2R Mécanique du vivant (mechanics of the living being) at Toulouse 3. The partner institutions on this project are: ISAE, Enseeiht, INSAT and Toulouse 3. We would like to promote the training through conferences with national and international guests.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des TélécommunicationsInstitut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'EspaceInstitut National des Sciences Appliquées de ToulouseUniversité Toulouse III Paul Sabatier


Lifelong learning

The formation tout au long de la vie programme (lifelong learning) has resulted in the deployment of 11 innovative courses that respond to the latest skills and retraining requirements expressed by businesses. These courses are defined in line with the expectations of economic and social partners, and within the framework of Actions Thématiques Stratégiques (ATS, strategic themed actions ).



Sports Entrepreneurship - School Final Examination 


Target group: 

• Executives and employees of companies with business projects in the sports sector,

• Project directors/job seekers,

• Science and Technology in Physical and Sporting Activities (STAPS, Sciences et techniques des activités physiques et sportives) students (minimum level L2) having a specific business project.



• The degree is intended for holders or future holders of a degree in the field of coaching wishing to acquire the skills necessary for the creation and year-on-year development of a sports organisation.



• 18 training days from January to April,

• Approximately 150 hours of personal work with the aim of setting up a business project.



• Teaching specific to sports sector entrepreneurship (seminars with regional entrepreneurs, sports law, sports sector innovations, etc.),

• More general teaching (business management simulation, designing and running a business project, etc.).

Partners :

• The Department of Organisation and Business Management (GEA, Gestion des Entreprises et des Administrations) of IUT Rodez (University of Toulouse I - Capitole),

• Aveyron sports sector company executives.

Number of people involved: 

Registration for 20 maximum



Institut National Universitaire Champollion

Organisational Engineering for Healthcare


Target group: 

• Players from the world of health (care staff, technical staff, senior executives, logistics personnel, etc.).



• Non-degree course in heightening awareness of organisational engineering methods and techniques applied to the world of health,

• Course participants will be able to make an organisational diagnosis and propose solutions for improvement, to get to grips with the challenges of organisational engineering methods, to initiate and participate in an improvement and/or reorganisation project.


• Creation of a digital platform bringing together all the theoretical back up materials and the establishment of a "serious game".



3 days (not necessarily consecutive)

Day 1 : Organisational Diagnostics

• Introduction to Organisational Engineering

• " Red Thread " simulation (initial version)

• Introduction to organisational analysis tools

• Application to the " Red Thread " case for diagnostics

• Summarising and Debriefing

Day 2 : Continuous Improvement

• Introduction to problem solving methods

• Application to the " Red Thread "  case for solution design

• " Red Thread " simulation (improved version)

• Summarising and Debriefing


Day 3 : Change Management Process

• Introduction to advanced engineering tools

• Introduction to the managerial dimension of organisational engineering

• Application to the " Red Thread " case for planning design

• Summarising and Debriefing

• Course evaluation



Pôle Cancer Bio Santé


Number of people involved:

Between 10 and 16 people



Ecole des Mines d'Albi Carmaux

 Introduction to oncosexuality for the carers of cancer sufferers


Target group: 

• Carers of cancer sufferers (nurses in health care sectors, triage nurses, clinical psychologists, radiology technicians, sophrologists, physiotherapists ...) or in contact with cancer patients or cancer survivors (all the way along a personalised care path).




• To acquire the knowledge, expertise and social skills required for delivering information, education and prevention in the field of sexuality after cancer following WHO recommendations,

• To become a person who is a nearby source of help in the management of sexual disorders after cancer.



• The project will be 50 hours teaching of the MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) SPOC  (Small Private On-line Course) type, divided into three modules:

- Basic Knowledge (30h)

- Basic sexology (40h)

- Basic care (16h)

- Basic care (16h)

• Each question of the program will be treated using text documents with video capsules corresponding to the essential educational objectives. One or two quizzes will help to assess knowledge of the item.

• A dedicated forum will be created, and monthly virtual meetings will be there to confront practices and answer patients' and caregivers' questions.



• The course proposed has no equivalent at a national level and is an innovative response to the need for training in a rapidly developing field. It meets four objectives of Cancer Plan III : to help oncology training and professions evolve, to reduce the impact of cancer on personal life, to reduce the risks of sequelae, and provide comprehensive and personalised care management.

• It will be one of the prerequisites for registration for the  Inter-University Degree in oncosexology for carers of cancer sufferers (DIU, Diplôme Inter-Universitaire).



• Francophone Oncological Care Support Association (AFSOS, Association Francophone des Soins Oncologiques de Support)

• Cancer Research Network Coordinators' Association (ACORESCA, Association des Coordonnateurs des Réseaux de Cancérologie)

• Midi-Pyrénées Oncology Network (ONCOMIP, Réseau d’Oncologie Midi-Pyrénées)

• Inter-University Sexology Association (AIUS, Association Inter-Universitaire de Sexologie)

• French Urology Nurses Association (AFIU, Association Française des Infirmiers d’Urologie)

• OncoRésonance


Number of people involved:

Number of participants: 100



Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

Connected objects : network radio frequencies


Target group:

• Unlimited (MOOC)

• 24 learners (advanced modules)




• To allow a wide audience (via MOOC) to acquire a global vision of the Internet of Things and understand the issues.

• Opportunity for professionals to acquire skills via 12 specific modules enabling them to:

• To analyse a system of connected objects,

• To justify the choice of smart sensors/actuators,

• To design the radio frequency subsystem,

• To schematise and implement network architecture

• To create computer applications managing connected objects.



• Deployment of the MOOC and the 12 advanced modules in the France Université Numérique (France Digital University) national platform. The modules offered to professionals will be complemented by practical activities within technology platforms developed within the institutions. The in-service training course will be available as a bespoke course tailored to meet the needs of the learners.


Complementary training modules provided for professionals:

Module 1 : Architecture of a system of connected objects

Module 2 : Service platforms for the Internet of Things

Module 3 : Sensors/smart actuators - Man-Machine Interface

Module 4 : Objects connected to home automation and e-health service.

Module 5 : For v3.0 agricultural production : objects connected in the agro/agribusiness sector

Module 6 : Signal processing in radiocommunications

Module 7 : RF Transceivers

Module 8 : Antennas and indoor and outdoor propagation

Module 9 : RF technologies of connected objects

Module 10 : Contactless RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies

Module 11 : Development of wireless communication protocols

Module 12 : Internet protocols


Partners :

• Intesens
• Sigfox

Number of people involved:

Unlimited (MOOC), 24 learners (advanced modules)


INSA, Université Toulouse - III Paul Sabatier, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès

Embedded Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems


Target group:

• Open to all (free) MOOC

• Advanced modules for professionals



MOOC goals

• Introduce the issues and present the major challenges of embedded systems

• Allow a wide audience to acquire a systemic and global (technological, economic, legal and societal) overview of embedded systems

• Open possibilities for the professionals who want to go further to train in specific modules



• Deployment of gradually completed advanced modules of the MOOC in the France Université Numérique national platform. In-service training course available as a bespoke course tailored around the needs of the learners.


Complementary training modules intended for professionals

• A set of modules and complementary workshops will be designed in partnership with professionals to meet  new emerging needs. They will make the link between theoretical kinds of knowledge (definitions, state of the art ...) and their operational use (specific multisectoral applications, experience feedback, methodological approaches).


Partners :

• Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
• Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
• Pôle Aerospace Valley
IRT Saint Exupéry
• Airbus

Number of people involved:



INP Toulouse                                        

Agro-resources and Sustainable Agribusiness


Target group:

• Open to all (free) MOOC

• Advanced modules for professionals



MOOC goals

• Introduce the issues and present the major focal areas for agro-resources,

• Allow a wide audience to acquire a global and transversal picture of agro-resources,

• Open possibilities for the professionals who want to go further to train in specific modules principally using technology centres.



• Deployment of the MOOC gradually completed by advanced modules in the France Université Numérique national platform. Continuing education course available as a bespoke course tailored around the needs of the learners.


Complementary training modules intended for professionals:

• 1st Module : Agro-resources and agribusiness co-products

• 2nd Module : The rationally analysed fractionation of agro resources

• 3rd Module : Processing operations

• 4th Module : The formulation and applications of agribusiness products

• 5th Module : Integration of the environmental impact - Eco Design of Agribusiness processes


Number of people involved:




• AGRI SUD-OUEST Innovation
• Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
INP Toulouse

Manage your Prices! MOOC on price adjustment techniques thanks to Revenue Management 


Target group:

• Company Executives, sole traders, ordinary individuals,

• Transport sectors (air, rail, road), rental, hotels,  catering, tourism (camp-sites, bed and breakfast), entertainment (cinemas, amusement parks), the arts (museums, galleries)...



MOOC goals

• Allow the target audience to acquire, in a way that is both very practical and fun, the knowledge and basic techniques to build a variable pricing policy to optimise revenue and make their business profitable.


All the educational resources of this MOOC will be in English :

• Educational Videos

- Introduction and debriefing of " dynamic " activities (serious games, case studies)

- Presentation of contents

- Evidence of experts in the field, either as presentation or as a face-to-face interview

• On-line games

• Guided problem solving activities

• Case study

• Quiz


At the end of this MOOC, the learners will be able to:

• Describe economic pricing concepts

• Explain the concept of price discrimination and the conditions under which it can be used

• Analyse its effects on consumer welfare

• Distinguish price discrimination from actual product differentiation

• Start to behave in a strategic way (pricing, capacity allocation) in a limited competition environment

• Compare and evaluate different pricing schemes in different  competitive configurations (perfect competition, monopoly, duopoly)

• Design a pricing framework in a real price differentiation and revenue optimisation situation


Number of people involved:


ENAC, Université Toulouse I Capitole


FORMES project

The objective of the project is to train new lecturer-researchers in teaching techniques used in university education and to advise and support higher education lecturers in their teaching practices.

For this, the objective of the FORMES project is to build and implement joint, concerted training and support, and which is rolled out in the different universities to train all lecturers in these establishments.

The project will build on the DTICE/SUP departments that already exist in partner universities and who will be responsible for supporting lecturers, and the Service interUniversitaire de Pédagogie de l’Université de Toulouse (SiUP, the University of Toulouse interUniversity education department) which will implement the training. All of these structures will operate in a network in order to share and construct a successful on-site project.

The chosen approach also aims to build a strong link with research in the field of teaching and learning by involving the SFR (the ESPE's Structure Fédérative de Recherche, federative research organisation) which brings together all of the site's research units in this field. This approach will enable stakeholders in training and support to benefit from the results of the research, and stakeholders in research to benefit from the field of observation and application.

Finally, this project will be developed partnership with stakeholders in IDEFI's DEFI DIVERSITES project ("diversity challenge") and all those involved on site will be included in existing networks (AIPU, ADMEE, AREF, etc.) so as to benefit from the experience of other sites, particularly in France, that are developing similar projects.


Contact :siupatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr