Across a series of different research programmes and calls for applications, including its original the Smart Loire Valley Programme, LE STUDIUM attracts, selects and welcomes experienced international researchers into public and private regional laboratories for long-term residencies and visits. With them and their host laboratories LE STUDIUM supports the organisation of scientific events and networking actions enabling the development of sustainable international collaborations and scientific interdisciplinary exchanges. The development of human capital for research, development and innovation is at the heart of LE STUDIUM mission.

The formation of an international multidisciplinary scientific community and the diverse award’s packages create the necessary conditions that catalyse the development of scientific and human interactions between researchers and scientific partners to strengthen research & development at an international level.