The outstanding quality of partnerships formed by the laboratories of IMT’s graduate schools has been rewarded by two Carnot Institute accreditations:
Initiated by the French Research Pact of 2006 and inspired by the German Fraunhofer Institute model, the “Carnot” accreditation is designed to foster the development of public research and more specifically to encourage research conducted in partnership with socioeconomic stakeholders.
The Carnot scheme is based on 4 key principles:
- Funds matching: granted to accredited 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 has to co-finance a scientific resourcing program, i.e. academic research projects designed to strengthen the institutes’ technological expertise and hence maintain their scientific lead, or even extend it
- The formation of a federative body, with the Association des Instituts Carnot
- Implementation of a quality procedure.
Find out more about the Carnot association and label