Partnership research is a crucial factor in the promotion and transfer of research results achieved by the labs of IMT’s graduate schools. It focuses on projects involving both the Institut’s own research teams and those of its socioeconomic partners (businesses, associations, local authorities, etc.). It is a key priority area in the Institut’s Research & Innovation strategy.
Partnership research comes in several forms:
- Contractual research: This is research that is jointly specified and carried out to meet the requirements of the partner client, i.e. the end user of the findings (the contracts cover R&D, trialing and measurement services, access to platforms, or expertise).
- Collaborative research: This is the coproduction of research where the workload is divided up and both the costs and the results are shared between the partners.
- Technology transfer: The findings of IMT’s own research or work conducted in partnerships are transferred to partners in order to be used for economic or social purposes.