With Energy4Climate, Institut Polytechnique de Paris is tackling the energy transition head on. Drawing on the expertise of over 25 partner laboratories and offering international study opportunities, Energy4Climate is a program to train the future energy leaders of tomorrow.

Partner laboratories

CEREA (ENPC & EDF), CERMICS (ENPC), CIRED (UMR 8568), CMAP (UMR 7641), CREST (UMR 9194), HM&Co (ENPC), I3 (UMR 9217), IMSIA (UMR 9219), IPSL (FR636), IPVF (UMR 9006), LADHYX (UMR 7646), LCM (UMR 9168), LHSV (ENPC, EDF, CEREMA), LIX (UMR 7161),

LMD (UMR 8539), LMS (UMR 7649), LPICM (UMR 7647), LPMC (UMR 7643), LSI (UMR 7642), LSO (UMR 7652), LTCI, SAMOVAR (UMR 5157), UCP (ENSTA), U2IS (ENSTA), UMA (ENSTA)

A global ambition

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, lowering energy consumption, increasing the proportion of renewable energies, etc. Countries around the world are taking on the climate challenge. IP Paris is committed to supporting this ambition, through its Energy4Climate program.


The program benefits from partnerships with institutions such as Berkeley University in the USA, Mohammed 6 Polytechnic University in Morocco. It is open to international students and offers a number of study tracks based on engineering and entrepreneurship, up to a PhD track to train future top-level PhDs. The three watchwords are: interdisciplinarity, entrepreneurship and employability.

Four areas of expertise

Interdisciplinarity is a key part of IP Paris’s Energy4Climate program. Drawing on its four areas of expertise covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, the program trains highly skilled specialists to help drive the energy transition. Social sciences, economics, applied mathematics and computer sciences, engineering and material sciences, geophysics, management and more. All the major fields of knowledge are included in this ambitious program.

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Reducing greenhouse gases

Energy4Climate’s initiatives to help reduce greenhouse gases are based on two key ideas: The first challenge: decarbonization of the energy supply. The second major challenge: sequestration of carbon dioxide to reduce the impact of these greenhouse gasses on climate change. Exciting challenges to help future generations.

Reducing energy consumption

How can science help lower energy consumption in buildings and facilities? How can the smart grids of tomorrow be improved with the involvement of consumer activists? The Energy4Climate program’s work aims to boost the energy transition worldwide.

Deploying renewable energies

How to align the production of energy from renewable sources with electricity consumption, given their temporal and spatial variabilities? What if energy storage was the key to electricity in the future? Renewable energy deployment is facing significant challenges. The sector is in need of highly-skilled engineers and ambitious research.

Supporting energy policies

Looking ahead. This is the goal of the Energy4Climate program. Its research aims to guide decision-makers in their energy choices:  which technology is the most effective? Which business models are the most sustainable? These questions will determine the future of the ecological transition.

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A wide range of industry partners

Located in the heart of the Paris Saclay site, IP Paris benefits from the presence of its wide range of industry partners from the energy sector including TOTAL, Air Liquide, EDF, nam.R, ENGIE, RTE, General Electric…


Major firms play an active role in the Energy4Climate program.


partner laboratories

across the globe

of French scientific capacity

is concentrated at Paris Saclay