Internationnal research environment Chemistry in Normandy


Second region in the field of medicinal chemistry
More than 50 % of the polymer production


Academic :

  • 8 Laboratories
  • 150 researcher and teachers
  • 130 PhD students

Based on SynOrg LabEx for its excellence in fundamental research, and Tremplin Carnot I2C for its excellence in partner oriented research, XLChem has a perimeter centred on molecular chemistry, in accordance with the training strength in Normandy (universities and Graduated Engineering schools) and the critical importance of chemistry for medicine and cosmetics at the territorial level. Its ambition is to become one of the few European privileged places of interaction between high-level fundamental and applied research addressing key societal challenges.


Fields:  petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, perfumes, fertilizers…

  •  140 companies
  •  12 000 employees


Excellence cluster: Labex Synorg, Carnot Institute I2C

The excellence of research together with an efficient industrial partnership policy have been two major levers in obtaining in Normandy the recent label “Innovation Chimie Carnot” (I2C) which brings together 8 research entities from Normandy (COBRA, LCMT, PBS, ISTCT, CERMN, URCOM, SMS and GlycoMev). With a strong expertise in synthesis, analysis and formulation, I2C position is a privileged partner to support innovation for pharmaceutical, cosmetics, sustainable development specialty chemicals and polymeric material sectors.

Internationnal research environment Chemistry in Normandy:

International research network

The historical privileged partnerships of the Norman laboratories with some High level Universities in Europe and Worlwide (e.g. Italian, Canadian, USA, Japanese, Chinese, UK, etc.) will be used to welcome foreign students in Normandy.