Recognition of the excellence of our partner-oriented research
The Carnot label seeks to shape and professionalize the partnerships between public research labs and socioeconomic stakeholders, primarily enterprises, in order to respond to their innovation needs.
The Carnot system is centered around 4 fundamental principles:
- Funds matching: Granted to accredited research structures, this is distinct from their annual budget allocation and is designed to incentivize Carnot Institutes to step up their partnership actions, in particular via contracts with SMEs;
- Scientific resourcing: the funds matching system is intended to co-finance scientific resourcing programs, i.e. academic research projects designed to strengthen the institutes’ technological expertise and hence enable them to maintain or extend their scientific progress
- The formation of a federative body through the Carnot Institutes Association.
- Implementation of a quality procedure
The outstanding quality of the partnerships formed by the research labs of IMT’s graduate schools has been rewarded by two Carnot Institute accreditations
Carnot Télécom & Société Numérique (TSN)
Holding a Carnot accreditation since 2006, the Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute was the first Carnot Institute in “Information and Communication Technologies and Sciences” on a national level.
With more than 1700 researchers, we focus on the technical, economic and social implications of the digital transition, most notably on the questions of smart objects, networks and media of the future, uses and services, autonomy and human health, the environment and security.
Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute is part of the Carnot Institutes Association.
M.I.N.E.S Carnot Institute combines the forces of six Mines schools under the aegis of the Ministry for Industry, along with 3 research laboratories of the École polytechnique and ENSTA ParisTech. These structures, of which many are CNRS joint research labs, are supported by the Armines Association in their contract research work.
With 2000 researchers, the Institute is a major player in partner-based research in France. It aims to stimulate value creation among its economic partners and trigger the innovation chain, starting with the work of its research laboratories.
Conducted jointly with businesses as part of its “research in partnership” model, the research by Carnot M.I.N.E.S targets markets with a high growth potential.