Cirtes history begins in Nancy, mid-1980s, when Claude Barlier carried out a research and filed out his first patents of two innovating technologies developed by him: the Actarus® Machining Surveillance process and the Stratoconception® Additive Manufacturing (Rapid Prototyping) process.
In November 1991, Claude Barlier created CIRTES in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges in order to develop his patented research work. The project is awarded with the label and the support of the European program STRIDE, led by ANVAR.

Today Cirtes is :

  • A Contractual Research Company (CRC)
  • Accredited under the Research Tax Credit (CIR)
  • A Technological Resources Center (TRC)
  • A founding member of the VirtuReaL cluster
  • A founding member of the PRETT Lorraine
  • A founding member of the ICELL Carnot Institute
  • A founding member of GIP InSIC with the Ecole des Mines of Nancy and the Institut Mines Télécom
  • An associate founder member of the Innovation Platform INORI SAS
CIRTES (SA) is a Contractual Research Company (CRC) whose aim is Innovation via R & D through three major patented processes: