With 20 years of Sino-French cooperation within the framework of the IFCIM (Franco-Chinese Institute of Engineering and Management) which they co-founded in 1998, L'Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and TONGJI University have chosen to launch a new step in their joint action for businesses: develop a co-innovation center on the theme of the sustainable city, which combines executive training, partnership research, and entrepreneurship program, serving French and Chinese companies in Shanghai.
On May 17, 2017, the ENPC / TONGJI co-innovation center was inaugurated on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of TONGJI University
In January 2018, the partner companies met during the Director's visit to express their training and research needs
On October 26, 2019, the 20th anniversary of IFCIM was celebrated, celebrated at TONGJI University, a milestone marking cumulative training. The ceremony was an opportunity to highlight that 276 TONGJI students have been trained in ParisTech schools in the 50i program, including 53 at the Ecole des Ponts, 276 in the Masters, and more than 1000 in the MBA des Ponts.