• Chemistry and Materials
  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Digital World and Robotics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Maritime Ambitions
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
  • Transport and Mobility

Centre d'Innovation des Technologies sans Contact - EuraRFID (CITC-EuraRFID)



The CITC is a Centre of Technological Resources and Expertise of Contactless Technologies, it is also a cluster dedicated to the Internet of Things. Each year, the CITC supports more than 60 members (SMEs, start-up companies, associations, competitiveness clusters, universities, etc.) in their innovative projects by developing the necessary resources, both economically and technologically and in terms of know-how.

The Innovation Centre has real technical expertise and has a Research & Innovation laboratory.
It offers its members access to various platforms allowing for example to make prototypes of objects (FabLab), to carry out electromagnetic wave measurements, to carry out tests and pre-certifications (etc.), while benefiting from the advice and experience of the innovation centre.

It initiates and manages integrative and collaborative research projects and develops full-scale test platforms and offers a training cycle to train on the technologies of tomorrow.

The CITC has two labels: Centre de Ressources Technologiques (CRT) and European Digital Innovation Hub (E DIH). EDIH works as a one-stop shop that helps businesses and communities address digital challenges in a dynamic way and become more competitive in AI, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.


  • Pierre BOULET
  • Chekib GHARBI
  • Franck GAULTIER
    R&D Project Manager
  • Samia CHENITI
    Administrative and financial manager
  • Sandrine DEPREZ
    Communications manager


172 Avenue de Bretagne
59000 LILLE


Centre d'Innovation des Technologies sans Contact - EuraRFID

Chiffres clés

In 2021, the CITC :

•Accompanied 12 projects
•Performed 10 characterizations of needs
• Established a partnership between Orange, IMT Nord Europe and the CITC on the establishment of a 5G laboratory.
• Sensitized 2,582 people
• Counted 57 members


Effectif total : 15



The CITC has an R&D laboratory and pilot integrative and collaborative research projects.
The CITC collaborates with research organizations (INRIA, IRCICA, CNRS) and initiates research and development projects: theses, industrial chairs, etc.

• Provision of technical teams and testing, testing and pre-certification platforms for project delivery
• Provision of a Research & Innovation laboratory
• Technical and managerial advice and support
• Modeling, prototyping and evaluation of embedded systems (custom hardware and software development, antennal systems from HF to SHF, etc.)
• Availability of a Fab Lab - Connected Objects
• Support for national and international project calls
• Creation of innovative demonstrators, experiments and thematic showrooms
• Tailor-made training and technology transfer (training organisation)
• Monitoring, normative influence and supervision of contracts - services on demand
• Deployment and customization of RFID systems and electric magnetic field measurements
• Connecting with members of the Cluster and the Internet of Things ecosystem - #IoT

Example(s) of projects

1. Act'Emploi: The Act'Emploi project aims to create, to develop and implement a unique cross-border training programme in order to improve the quality of service in the personal assistance sector and above all to facilitate the occupational integration of job seekers through their sustainable integration on the labour market. 🡭

2.ColRobot: ColRobot is an h2020 project to develop collaborative robotics in the automotive and aerospace industries. 🡭

3. Factory 4.0: The Factory 4.0 project, co-financed by the European Union, is a project aimed at modernising the industrial facilities of SMEs in the Hauts-de-France region, the provinces of West Flanders, Hainaut, Namur and Luxembourg. 🡭

4. ICAReS: ICARes aims to develop a cross-border cluster that creates the conditions for drones and advanced communication technologies. The aim is to raise awareness and train the region’s economic players in the use of these new technologies. 🡭

5. DOMO: The project aims to identify and adapt new technologies related to the needs of the person with intellectual disability, with or without associated disability, to facilitate and promote self-determination and inclusion in society. 🡭

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

National : Université de Lille, ICAM, ISEN, MESHS Maison Européenne des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société.

International : INESC TEC (Portugal), Institut Fraunhofer de physique des bâtiments (Germany), Université de Modène et de Reggio d'Émilie (Italy), Université de Kent (UK), Université d'Essex (UK), Université de Gand (Belgium), HZ University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), SIRRIS (Belgium), Université d'Anvers (Belgium), Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (Netherlands), Université de Bournemouth (UK).

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Thalès Alénia Space, Renault, Akeo+, Technaid, SORELI

Services offers

Services provided

We provide services according to our expertise.

Training offers

All informations can be found here : 🡭

Consulting services

We provide consulting services according to our expertise.


The CITC has a specialized laboratory available to members:

• Simulation Tools: Systems Simulations and 2D Modeling, 3D Electromagnetic Simulations

• Instrumentation: Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Signal Analyzer, Oscilloscope..., Electromagnetic Field Measurement Systems, Faraway Box, ISO Pre-Certification Bench for Contactless Board (RFID 13.56Mhz)


Partner institution(s)


Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Textiles, composites, materials
  • Cultural and creative industries
    • Tourism, heritage and digital world
    • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D and 360° Interaction
  • Digital World and Robotics
    • Artificial intelligence, image processing, data science
    • Cybersecurity and digital trust
    • Digital transformation, digital social inclusion
    • Electronics
    • Engineering, software design, open source software
    • Internet of things, cloud computing and big data
    • Robotics, cobotics, Human-Machine interaction
    • Telecom, networks, photonics
  • Energy and Environment
    • Energy efficiency and storage
    • Smart grids
    • Sustainable cities
  • Health and Nutrition
    • Prevention, well-being and the silver economy
  • Maritime Ambitions
    • Marine infrastructure
    • Maritime safety and security
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Digital transformation, organizational agility, digital social inclusion
    • Resilience, risk factors and fragility
    • Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation
  • Transport and Mobility
    • Intelligent and autonomous vehicles
    • Intelligent transportation systems
    • Multi-modality, flow management, infrastructure and logistics