Research activities are carried out in the laboratories of IMT schools and organized within teaching and research centers or departments. They are mostly conducted in joint research units (UMR) with the CNRS, INSERM, INRIA, Institut CURIE and universities as partners, and liaising closely with businesses (industrial chairs, R&D projects, start-up support, shared laboratories, etc…).

The quality of research and its relevance to the economic world is evidenced by our many publications, our presence in alliances (Allistene, Aviesan…) and the dynamism of our two Carnot institutes, M.I.N.E.S and Télécom & Société numérique.

On the academic and industrial research scene, IMT is a research organization which covers a very rich array of scientific and technical subjects, all of them going to the heart of seminal changes underway in society, the economy and business.

IMT’s 2013-2017 research strategy is based on a vision of society focused on three major challenges:

  • the drivers of technology, commonly known as “the networks of the future”;
  • societal needs: uses, social integration, healthcare, transport, services, security, sustainable development, energy efficiency and transition;
  • economic needs: industrial processes, advanced materials, knowledge production, regulation, value creation and innovation platforms.