stands for

Lightening and Innovating transmission

for improving Vehicle Environmental Impacts

The LIVE-I project main objective is to achieve breakthrough technological progress in the design of lightweight gear transmission and to build an innovative training network.

The technical objective of LIVE-I project is to demonstrate a significant weight reduction of gearboxes using advanced modeling tools together with advanced materials and systems. The efficiency improvements of gear transmissions will be adressed by introducing new paradigms in the design of components, using meta-materials, studying the robustness of a given optimization with respect to real manufacturing conditions, developing smart concepts in accordance with vibroacoustic comfort.


LIVE-I is carried out by a consortium of 12 academic and non-academic members: 6 universities in cooperation with 6 industrial partners.

This multidisciplinary consortium includes institutions from European and non-European countries to build a strong and fruitful joint experience in cooperation and research.

LIVE-I is coordinated by École Centrale de Lyon in France.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860243

LIVE-I is a

  • MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie action)
  • ITN (Innovative Training Network)
  • EID (European Industrial doctorate)