Research carried out at 2iE is focused on strategical sectors for the social and economic development of Africa:  water and waste treatment, renewable energies, mining extraction, eco-material production. Its ambition is structured around  three major challenges for the future of the continent:

  • Respond to the needs in energy, water, construction materials
  • Improve waste treatment and transport conditions for an urban population in strong growth
  • Respond to the aspirations in terms of development.


In 2012, the Institute has welcomed more than 120 searchers and 30 PhD students within its labs. To refer to the list of scientific publications, please click here.