In May 2017, the Michelin Group and ICCF (Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand: Université Clermont Auvergne, SIGMA Clermont and CNRS) have inaugurated a joint public-private research laboratory called SimatLab dedicated to the modelling of polymers.

The project has been launched for 4 years and has a budget of 2.5 millions Euros.

The people at SimatLab are both researchers from ICCF and Michelin, supported by contract-funded researchers.