EssilorLuxottica has announced the creation of an innovation centre in Dijon, France, to develop its capabilities in electrochromic and smart eyewear technologies.
The company will also be recruiting additional team members, and the expansion of the existing site will include the creation of a high-grade clean room. The Smart Eyewear Technologies Center is expected to be operational by the end of 2021 and will coordinate with Essilor’s R&D sites in Toulouse and Créteil, plus its teams in Agordo, Italy.
“On the back of a decade of research and development around smart eyewear, we are accelerating our investments and reinforcing our capacity to bring digital technology into eyewear, in the service of good vision. At EssilorLuxottica, we are convinced that advanced optical functions in lenses will be instrumental to advancing our mission to help people to see more, be more and live life to its fullest. We now look forward to showcasing our first innovation in the segment of active products as EssilorLuxottica in the coming months,” said Francesco Milleri and Paul du Saillant, CEO and deputy CEO of EssilorLuxottica respectively.