Genesis of Cordouan Technologies
As envisioned by its creators, Mathias Le Pennec and David Jacob, Cordouan Technologies is a human adventure gathering a team of motivated and highly qualified men and women, sharing common values and vision: commitment, accountability, rigor, reactivity, scientific and technical curiosity, a taste for innovation and progress, the respect of our environment and mankind.
A name, a glance towards the future
Established in “Cité de la Photonique” (Photonics City) in Pessac-Bordeaux, between the greatest vineyards and the prestigious research laboratories of the university Of Bordeaux, our company bears the name of the most prestigious and the oldest lighthouse in Europe still in operation on the estuary of the Gironde river (France): Cordouan, the king of lighthouses. It symbolizes the light which shows the way towards unknown horizons, towards the future, and guiding researchers, the explorers of modern times, in their scientific quest. The name of CORDOUAN also illustrates the deep attachment of our company to the Aquitaine region and its cluster of competitiveness named “route des lasers” (Laser Road) within which Cordouan Technologies is one of the historical industrial actors. Our ambition for tomorrow: to fully contribute to the technological and economic growth of the Aquitain area and, beyond regional and national borders, to become a leader in the market place for instrumentation dedicated to the characterization of advanced nano-materials.
Cordouan Technologies has been granted excellence in innovation awards by the French ministry of research and industry in 2006 and 2007.
Mathias Le Pennec – Chief Executive Officer, Cordouan Technologies