Research and Development

Research and Development (R&D) is a core activity of K-EPSILON. We strongly believe that to be competitive in today’s market we have to be at the forefront and lead the development within the marine sector.
K-EPSILON R&D efforts focus primarily on customized solutions applicable for the marine and offshore sectors.

Recent R&D activities that can be mentioned include:

  • Bulbe (automatic hull optimization for fishing vessels)
  • Halieukite (kite to reduce fuel consumption)
  • NS3 (new kind of fishing vessels)
  • Monocat (multihull to reduce drag of fishing vessels)
  • Hull resistance and raking for FFCK (French Federation of Canoes & Kayaks)

Many of our R&D projects are executed in cooperation with clients in the marine industry. K-EPSILON also cooperates with prestigious R&D centers to seek the best possible R&D team for the project at hand.



CNRS & INRIA: Innovation via Strategic Partnerships

K-EPSILON impressive capabilities are due to its continuing investment in product development and research via CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) and INRIA (The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), guided by interactions with our commercial clients via several joint research project teams.

INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs.

By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France. INRIA develops many partnerships with industry and fosters technology transfer. INRIA is involved in standardization committees such as the IETF, ISO and the W3C of which INRIA was the European host from 1995 to 2002.


Prestigious Research Center: ECN

The Ecole Centrale de Nantes laboratories own unique experimental platforms in Hydrodynamics, Dynamics (Materials, Crash tests), High Speed Machining, Durability mechanics, Virtual reality.