Blended Intensive Programme

Blended Intensive Programme

Take part in a unique Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme in France (Paris & Orléans) !

This Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) is meticulously crafted to offer students hands-on training around 3D printing, from architecture to printing: a unique learning experience at the forefront of modern construction methods. 

Reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions in the concrete construction sector is becoming essential. Various levers, such as optimizing concrete specifications and formulations, reducing the carbon footprint of the cement life cycle and innovating in structural design, all contribute to decarbonizing the construction sector.

In this context, 3D printing is an increasingly popular construction technique. This emerging technology can help to reduce construction time and waste, and to innovate in the design of complex structures without using specific molds. In particular, this technology can be used for a variety of construction applications, from small parts to highly specific building components.

With this in mind, the BIP focuses on the environmental benefits of the 3D printing process by optimizing special designs, reducing the quantity of printed materials and using low-carbon printable mortars. To limit the environmental impact of printable mortars, recycled sand, sub-products and mineral additions will be used. 

Professors and associate professors surrounded by professionals from the 3D printing concrete field offer their expertise by giving intensive scientific and technical  courses. 


Participants will:

  • engage with expert instructors and industry professionals and connect with peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 
  • work in small groups with fellow students from other universities. 
  • experience more than just lectures, with exciting social and cultural events in vibrant cities of Paris and Orléans.


The programme will focus on the benefits and impact of the 3D printing on the environment, by reducing the quantity of materials printed, using low-carbon inks, and producing special designs. 


Learning outcomes:

By participating in this BIP, students are not only getting ready for careers at the forefront of construction technology but are also contributing to the evolution of sustainable and efficient building practices.

Dates and location:

Virtual activities: to be announced.
Physical activities:  2 weeks, from June 3 to June 14, 2024
3 – 7 June 2024 : Paris, France
8 – 14 June 2024 : Orléans, France

Number of ECTS awarded:


Partner institutions:

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Netherlands
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology - Poland
  • Polytech Orléans, University of Orléans - France
  • Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ETSICCP – Spain
  • Brno University of Technology – Czech Republic
  • Vilnius Tech - Lithuania 
  • ESTP, Concrete Materials Engineering Chair (IdB) – France (coordinating institution)

Corporate partner: X-TreeE


Academic coordinators:

  • Dr. Céline Florence, Head of Concrete Materials Engineering Chair (ESTP) 
  • Dr. Eliane Khoury, Associate Professor in Civil Engineering (ESTP) 
  • Sibylle Lesay, Head of Building Engineering Department (ESTP) 
  • Pr. Sébastien Rémond, Full Professor (University of Orléans) 
  • Dr. Szymon Skibicki, Assistant Professor (West Pomeranian University of Technology) 
  • Eric Boer, MSc. Civ. Eng. Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Hanze University of Applied Sciences) 
  • Jeanine Klinkenberg, MSc. (Hanze University of Applied Sciences)



The programme is free of charge as it is conducted under the Erasmus+ programme.
Participants from programme countries receive mobility grants from the respective sending university for the physical mobility phase (5-30 days), the amount is based on the applicable Erasmus+ daily allowances for the respective host country.
Students are responsible for their own accommodation, meals, personal expenses and all travel arrangements between their home country and France.
Transfers between Paris and Orléans are covered by ESTP.



Students must provide the following application documents to their Home Institution’s Erasmus Office:

  • CV in English
  • English level certificate (provided by home institution)
  • A copy of the latest transcript of records translated in English
  • A motivation letter stating why the candidate would like to participate in this Erasmus+ BIP (1 A4 page maximum, written in English)
  • A copy of a valid EU ID/Passport

The Erasmus office sends us the applications along with a nomination sheet completed with the name and personal details of all applicants.


Application deadline:

February 16, 2024
Students will be selected by the BIP’s academic coordinators based on the following criteria:

  • academic results (transcripts of records)
  • suitability of academic background
  • motivation
  • level of English language proficiency

Students will be notified of the selection results by February 26th. Selected students will be contacted to start the enrolment process.

Contact us:
For any questions, please contact Ms. Naoil Bendrimia, Erasmus Coordinator:


Download the flyer:  Flyer Promo BIP Estp 

What is a Blended Intensive Programme ?

An Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) is a short, innovative and dynamic educational initiative that combines the benefits of traditional face-to-face learning with the flexibility of online education. 
A BIP is designed to enrich the academic experience of students. The virtual component is complemented by carefully curated short-term face-to-face activities, creating a comprehensive learning experience that promotes a sense of community, collaboration, and cultural immersion.
The virtual component must bring the learners together online to work collectively and simultaneously on specific assignments that count towards the overall learning outcome.

The eligibility criteria for the BIP:

  • At least three higher education institutions (HEIs) coming from at least three EU Member States and third countries associated to the Erasmus Programme, including the coordinating institution.
  • A minimum of 15 participants from the partner institutions.
  • Duration of physical mobility: between 5 and 30 days (excluding travel time).
  • Virtual activity: no minimum duration required; No funding.
  • Should have added value compared to existing courses or trainings offered by the participating HEIs and can be multiannual.