On 7 February 2020, the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation announced the Carnot label winners. Among the winners were Carnot Telecom & Société Numérique and Carnot M.I.N.E.S, which have both had the label since 2006, and have once again received the precious recognition of the quality of their research in partnership.
Since 2006, this label has been encouraging partnerships between public research laboratories and companies in order to develop R&D, technology transfer and innovation.
The two Carnot institutes at Institut Mines-Télécom have received very positive evaluations since their launch, and have again been awarded the Carnot label for their research in partnership. This positive outcome can be explained by IMT’s positioning. The institute is attached to the Ministry for the Economy, and is devoted to carrying out academic research of excellence and research devoted to feeding the economy thanks to its close ties with companies. In concrete terms, this will take the form of a financial contribution over several years to support the professionalization of business relations services, the internationalization of partnerships and upstream research, preparing support for economic development.
Carnot Télécom & Société numérique is mainly supported by the IMT schools: IMT Atlantique, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis and its subsidiary Eurecom. It is headed by Christian Picory-Donné, who is also Director of contractual support and transfer at IMT.
The Carnot M.I.N.E.S. structures the research partnership of the IMT schools: IMT Atlantique, IMT Lille Douai, IMT Mines Albi, IMT Mines Alès, Mines St Etienne, as well as that of its strategic partner Mines ParisTech, in particular.