Each year, the University of Montpellier has decided to honour local researchers who are involved in innovative approaches that open up new economic, technological or societal paths.
Vincent Creuze Innovation Award for his work focusing on “small” underwater robots weighing less than 100 kg designed at LIRMM. These innovations are now used daily by French archaeologists at depths of up to 2,500 metres, both for scientific missions to study and preserve heritage and for public interest missions. Vincent Creuze has been working since 2014 in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Department of Underwater and Submarine Archaeological Research. Thanks to these innovations, France is currently the first country to use robots specialised in underwater archaeology on a daily basis.