Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are very innovative technologies which, very often, can frighten companies. CLARTE’s main goal is to facilitate the use of these technologies, erase complicated aspects in order to keep only process improvement. For us, innovation (and specifically scientific innovation) is useful for companies if they can easily include it in their daily business and if it really improves competitiveness.

CLARTE is a research, study and advice center on augmented and virtual reality for companies. CLARTE is strongly involved in regional clusters (Images & Networks, ID4CAR and EMC2). CLARTE focuses on increasing awareness, giving advice and supporting SMEs regarding innovation, either on image technologies or on economic or strategic aspect thanks to its institutional partners.


Advice and expertise close to SME
Innovative experimental applications development on Virtual
Reality and Augmented Reality
Conception of new devices in Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality potential analysis
Conferences organization


Technical skills: Technical platform with immersive facilities (Workbench, Cave System collaborative room) and with force feedback system (Phantom, Virtuose, VTT, Spidar). This high innovative equipment is available for companies, research laboratories…
Partnerships with Renault, Thales, Barco, Gruau, PSA, Haption, Dassault Systems, DCNS, Saint-Gobain, Inergy, Mann + Hummel, STX, Beneteau, Didhaptic, Enozone, PCMI, ESIEA, Nantes university, Rennes university


First expertise and advice center in Virtual Reality in France
Target market: any sectors

Jean-Louis DAUTIN



Date of creation: 1996
Legal status: Nonprofit organization
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Workforce: 15 among which 8 R&D engineers



38 rue des docteurs Calmette
et Guérin
53000 Laval
Director: Jean-Louis DAUTIN
Phone: +33 2 43 59 46 20