Accelerator for positive impact project

Join us to accelerate the development of your industrial demonstrator!

Thanks to Michelin’s expertise and its industry-leading infrastructure, we guide you until the launch of your industrial scale-up.

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Brouillon auto
Brouillon auto
Brouillon auto

Connect, Grow, Scale-up

The Center For Sustainable Materials is here to support you in accelerating the development of your industrial demonstrator:

Set up your demonstrator at The Center For Sustainable Materials. Then, connect with a collaborative and innovative ecosystem at the century-old industrial and technical center of reference, the Michelin site at Cataroux.

Benefit from Michelin’s technical expertise to develop, optimize, and validate your demonstrator.

The Center For Sustainable Materials to showcase your project and propel yourself towards your industrial scale-up.

The Center For Sustainable

Immediate implementation of all services necessary for the installation, development, and success of your industrial demonstrator.



An optimized and controlled budget thanks to direct access to all facilites, services, and supports of a leading industrial, technical, and exceptional business center.

Customized solutions, services, and industrial expertise to minimize risks throughout the development of your industrial demonstrator up to industrial scale-up.

Man operator control process on product line uses industry 4.0 and digital technology on modern factory

A comprehensive and
high-performing offer


A custom-made installation


More than 20,000 m² of customizable industrial platforms

Support for layout planning (site implementation study)

Assistance for installation (project management).

Access to the facilities of a large Michelin industrial center (utilities, preferential electricity rates, etc.)


An industrial environment dedicated to process extrapolation


Project management for industrial demonstrator implementation
Design and realization of prototype machines

Mechanical characterization of parts and modeling calculations

Process simulation
Michelin’s world-class analytical chemistry platform


A collaborative ecosystem


CMD tenant companies:
Carbios, Carbiolice, Resicare,
Capillum, Numtech

2 open innovation centers in biotechnology and recycling

Axelera and Polymeris centers of excellence, CAI Clermont Auvergne Innovation

Partnerships and joint laboratories with CNRS, UCA Université Clermont Auvergne, and Michelin

A committed community,
ready to catalyze positive change,
for growth opportunities.


Business development assistance for your project


Connecting you with funding opportunities

Advice on access to subsidies


Training modules
Formulation of an effective pitch aimed at fund raising and assistance in your economic model development


Access to training & development opportunities at Parc Cataroux


Access to training for continuous development of professional and behavioral skills:

The Talent’s campus
Offers development services ranging from individual career advice to behavioural and professional competence development

Hall 32
Offers first class training for professionals in the industrial trade

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Everyday life made easier in the very heart of Clermont-Ferrand


Located within an innovative and highly dynamic metropolis.

The ideal location of CMD in the city center.
All facilites available nearby: food court, gym, cultural programming, company restaurant, medical center, etc…

Services for young parents nearby: Daycare centers, Michelin childminders’ relay.

The ambition of The Center For Sustainable Materials
is the creation of new sustainable materials sectors.

To bring together stakeholders in various domains:
feedstock management, waste transformation technologies, product design, and upcycling management.

Creating optimal conditions for the development of new materials:
capability for industrialization, shared industrial platforms in Biotechnologies and Recycling.

Connect, Grow,

The Center For
Sustainable Materials