What is a Carnot Institute ?

A Carnot Institute is a research organization which places partnership research, i.e. research led with and for industry, at the heart of its strategy.

Carnot institutes are recognized for both their high scientific standards, their professionalism and their commitment to developing high quality partnership research.
In this respect, they take a proactive approach in favour of innovation in companies of all sizes by offering R&D support which takes into consideration the companies’ economic and market constraints.
Each Carnot Institute makes firm commitments to developing its R&D activities in favor of industry innovation.

They are committed together to :
- Conducting partnership research for companies
- Promoting innovation
- Developing technology transfers

Proven commitment

  • 18% of the French public laboratory workforces (30000 research professionals with 9600 PhD);
  • 50% of all contract R&D between French public laboratories and industry;


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