The French Science Journey 2017 kicks off with a visit to ESSILOR !

The visit of 18 students at Essilor
Etudes, Singapore
visit at essilor

The French Science Journey, held as part of the wider Voilah! the French Festival in Singapore and organised in collaboration with key Singapore-based partners in R&D, aims to give students opportunities to experience France’s creative innovation imprint firsthand, through visits to world class research entities in Singapore such as top-notch R&D centres in higher education institutions and in the industry. This year, students will have the chance to visit Airbus Helicopters, EDF, Biomérieux, Servier, Vinci Construction, Véolia and International SOS.

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The French Science Journey started with a visit to ESSILOR on 10 April 2017.  A leading eyewear research specialist in France and elsewhere in the world, ESSILOR’s impressive showcase of cutting edge technology had their public – 18 students from the Republic Polytechnic – enthralled.  Students were taken through the different processes that go into the making of lenses and were also encouraged to try the various apparatus.  The visit was a resounding success!



We were glad also to introduce our Essilor R&D activity to these young students” – Leanirith Yean (VP R&D Amera, Essilor)


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About Essilor…
For 170 years the Essilor Group has put its expertise at the service of good vision in designing, manufacturing and distributing ophthalmic lenses and equipment for eye care professionals.
Today they are the leader in their field, providing solutions seen by professionals and consumers as the reference in correction, protection and prevention for visual health.
Essilor Website

About Voilah…
Voilah! French Festival Singapore returns this year with a bespoke showcase of more than 40 events around Singapore over six weeks. Organised by the Embassy of France and Institut Français Singapour in collaboration with French and Singaporean partners, Voilah! 2017 focuses on the theme of Imagination and Innovation, with a spotlight on the Paris Region.
Voilah! 2017