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21 January 2016

FAID 2016 : Global Care Initiative co-organized the event on February 9 and 10, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachussetts

The 2016 French American Innovation Days (FAID) took place on February 9 and 10, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This conference was organized by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States and the GLOBAL CARE Initiative (a consortium of five Carnot Human Health Institutes), in collaboration with the MIT - France program. FAID2016 addressed the challenge of Precision Medicine & New Technologies - Transforming Clinical Research.

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1 July 2015

Carnot institutes step up their international deployment

Building from 10 years of success at the national level, the Carnot institutes network is now organising to expand its partnership research offering  at the international level and better support to companies operating on increasingly global markets.One of the aims of this new deployment effort is to heighten its presence in European projects, strengthen its scientific relationships with the international research community and, of course, bring growth to its partnership R&D for enterprises at the international level.

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Carnot institutes step up their international deployment

Building from 10 years of success at the national level, the Carnot institutes network is now organising to expand  its partnership research  offering  at the international level and better support to companies operating on increasingly global markets. One of the aims of this new deployment effort is to heighten its presence in European projects, strengthen its scientific relationships with the international research community and, of course, bring   growth to its partnership R&D for enterprises at the international level.

The network already enjoys a strong international foothold
Through some twenty affiliates or offices directly present on-site, the Carnot institutes network already has  locations across the world.
Its  extensive involvement in research institute networks such as CLORA and EARTO in Europe, as well as multiple international associations  (industrial, scientific,  etc.) tells of its desire to have a bearing  on the global scene.
As to the figures, they speak for themselves: in 2014, Carnot institutes recorded 75 M€ in R&D contracts  directly  financed by companies based  abroad, in addition to which come 110 M€ in revenue from collaborative European  research projects.
This  brought  total revenue  from  partnership-based  research  between  the  Carnot  Network  and  international socio-economic players to nearly 200 M€, or more than 20% of partnership revenue from the Carnot institutes network.
A "Carnot  Europe" Group  was  specially created in 2013 to accelerate the participation of Carnot institutes in European programs (Horizon 2020,in particular).
In  addition,  the  Consortium GLOBAL CARE Initiative, which  has  grouped together  the 5 Carnot institutes dedicated  to human health since 2013,  in order to pool their action internationally, show just how much potential thenetwork holds: meetings have been held with more than 250 innovative companies outside France, and proved the foundation for in-depth discussions in the United States, Asia and Europe

Stepping Up Efforts to Develop Internationally
In order to support and better promote its international partnership research activities, the Carnot institutes network is now rolling out a coordinated and pooled action plan.
The  first step was to establish  the  organisation principles and targeted communication needed and to share experience and information within the network about the opportunities and features specific to the various countries and geographic zones across the world.
Also required was a ramp-up  of  the joint initiatives underway in order to allow better participation in international collaborative projects and especially in European programs.
The final component was dedicated to resource-sharing and improving capacity to run the integrated offer put together in the main economic sectors at the in ternational level, in order to provide a more global response to companies' R&D needs.

After 10 years in existence, the Carnot institutes network has now gained the maturity needed to expand its activities  across the world and become known and recognised as a major global player in Corporate Research and Innovation.

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1 July 2015
12 January 2015

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IFPEN Transports Energy Carnot Institute : new alliance with the SME EASYLI about an R&D agreement in the field of energy storage.

IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and the SME EASYLI have just signed an R&D agreement to jointly develop and market innovative solutions for batteries and electric energy storage systems.

The aim of the EASYLI - IFPEN partnership is to design and develop competitive solutions to improve the performance, durability and safety of battery systems. It is underpinned by IFPEN's R&D expertise, covering electrical engineering, control/command, electrochemical and electronic modeling, and the physicochemistry of Lithium batteries. The development of new generations of electronics for active battery balancing and coupling is already well advanced.

Given the complementary nature of their respective expertise, EASYLI and IFPEN see in this partnership an outstanding opportunity to bring to market innovative energy storage solutions for both stationary (residential, tertiary and industrial self-consumption, energy provision at remote locations) and mobile (light electric vehicles and special vehicles) applications.
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Curie Cancer Carnot Institute and GamaMabs Pharma renew their research partnership to develop an antibody for gynecological cancers

Curie Cancer Carnot Institute and GamaMabs Pharma, a company specialized in the development of monoclonal antibodies for cancer, announced the extension of their partnership to develop the 3C23K antibody for the treatment of gynecological cancers.

An initial partnership agreement was concluded in 2013. The results of work on the 3C23K antibody were presented to the Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium in Seattle in September 2014. The partnership agreement has been renewed and extended in order to further examine the efficacy of this candidate drug for ovarian cancer.
Models of mice were grafted with human tumor samples from the operating theaters at the Institut Curie. In particular, the partners are exploring the value of 3C23K in relapses; a major challenge in the treatment of this disease.
Ovarian cancer is responsible for over 50,000 deaths a year in Europe and the US.
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The Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute accredits technology research platforms for companies

The Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute (which consists of the Télécom schools of Institut Mines-Télécom, Eurecom, Télécom Saint-Etienne, Télécom Physique Strasbourg, two Polytechnic laboratories and the Strate design school) recently awarded labels of excellence (TSN Carnot Platform) to 6 technology platforms which are accessible to companies and located across different regions in France (within the members of the TSN Carnot themselves).
Offering such accredited platforms entails the highest level of expertise and state of the art equipment in precise fields. They are open to public and private researchers for development of their research, exchanges of results, proof of concepts, tests, experiments and training.
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12 January 2015
10 December 2014

Certifications & Carnot Institutes

- CALYM certified ISO 9001.
The CALYM Carnot institute, an international academic research and development leader in the lymphoma field, obtains the ISO 9001:2008 certification for the management and monitoring of its partnering research activities.

-  The European Membrane Institute (IEM UMR 5635), a member of the Chimie Balard Carnot Institute, certified ISO  9001:2008

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CALYM certified ISO 9001

The CALYM Carnot institute, an international academic research and development leader in the lymphoma field, obtains the ISO 9001:2008 certification for the management and monitoring of its partnering research activities.

Awarded by the certification organization Euro-Quality System for a renewable period of three years, ISO 9001:2008 certification is the culmination of the quality approach implemented by the CALYM consortium as a result of its accreditation “Carnot institute” by the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education in 2011. The ISO 9001:2008 standard is based on a number of principles of quality management, including a strong customer focus, motivation and commitment from top management, a process-driven approach and continuous search for improvement.

Obtaining the ISO 9001:2008 certification was one of the objectives of the agreement between the French National Research Agency and CALYM Carnot institute. It was achieved through strong involvement of all administrations and personnel of the institute.

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The European Membrane Institute (IEM UMR 5635), a member of the Chimie Balard Carnot Institute, certified ISO  9001:2008

On July 24, 2014, the European Membrane Institute (IEM UMR 5635), a member of the Chimie Balard Carnot Institute, acquired ISO 9001:2008 certification for all of its activities: research, training, service delivery and support for research. This achievement was made possible through the mobilization and active participation of the whole staff: 73 scientists and 45 PhD students and postdocs.

The corresponding ceremony was organized at the IEM on November 14, 2014. The AFNOR Group has delivered the certification in the presence of CNRS, UM, ENSCM, Regional Delegation of Technology Transfer and Higher Education and Research Directorate of Languedoc-Roussillon.

The chemistry research community of Montpellier is honored by this certification, which sets a milestone in the pursuit of excellent and stimulating academic collaborative research.

 

10 December 2014
11 February 2014

Carnot institutes & enterprises - november 2014

  • Soitec and CEA sign a Five Year R&D Partnership on Advanced Engineered Substrates and Materials
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Soitec and CEA sign a Five Year R&D Partnership on Advanced Engineered Substrates and Materials

Soitec (Euronext Paris), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, and CEA have renewed their long-standing and fruitful partnership for the next five years. This new contract aims to support Soitec’s strategy for the electronics, solar energy and lighting markets. It will focus on engineered substrates and materials offering higher performances and energy savings at a competitive cost.

As the new partnership is putting in place a powerful R&D ecosystem, time from research to product will be considerably reduced. Thanks to the strengths of CEA-Leti in electronic materials, multi-domain research and its pre-industrialization infrastructure, competitive R&D sample prototyping will be enabled thru a common platform, reducing time to market and R&D costs for Soitec and its customers.

The CEA-Leti and Soitec teams will focus their efforts on developing new materials generations to support Soitec road maps in three markets (electronics, solar energy and lighting). To do so, they will leverage the CEA-Leti and Soitec expertise and will use Smart Cut™ technology and extended tool box as key assets to support the next generations of mobile devices, solar cells and LEDs.

Dr. Carlos Mazuré, CTO of Soitec, emphasized: “in our industry, competitive pre-industrialization research, development of technology and product prototypes have become very important to make the difference. The CEA-Leti and Soitec partnership establishes a powerful alliance that is capable of answering the numerous challenges of today’s industrial requirements and building on our well-established material expertise.”

He added: “The agreement aims at accelerating exploratory research as well as technology innovation to prepare the products of tomorrow. It complements the Soitec strategy of entering new markets with high-efficiency concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, high-intensity LEDs for lighting applications and engineered substrates for electronic applications.”

Laurent Malier, Director of CEA-Leti, said, “In recent years, Soitec has widely expanded its footprint and impact by addressing the electronics and energy challenges through its unique technologies which we developed together. Our partnership is the most efficient framework for securing research execution to support the ambitions of Soitec, and CEA-Leti teams are committed to its success.”

11 February 2014
13 November 2013

Carnot institutes & enterprises - nov13

  • Fullbody Exoskeleton at SIGGRAPH 2013 : Developed entirely in the Ile-de-France region by Carnot institute CEA LIST, EMY (Enhancing MobilitY) is a full-body exoskeleton designed to help quadriplegic people regain mobility.

  • In July, Alchimer signs Collaboration with CEA-Leti to Evaluate Metallization Processes for High Aspect Ratio TSV Applications.
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Fullbody Exoskeleton at SIGGRAPH 2013

Developed entirely in the Ile-de-France region by Carnot institute CEA LIST, EMY (Enhancing MobilitY) is a full-body exoskeleton designed to help quadriplegic people regain mobility.

Packed full with innovative technology, EMY is the fruit of 10 years of research by CEA LIST's interactive robotics unit and draws on extensive expertise in force control actuation, as well as the associated innovative robotic architectures.

EMY's architecture features four limbs: two legs with three degrees of freedom each, and two ABLE anthropomorphic arms with seven degrees of freedom each. To enable control by a quadriplegic patient, the exoskeleton will ultimately be controlled via a brain-computer interface - or BCI - called WIMAGINE®, developed by Carnot institute CEA LETI at Clinatec. The interface between the BCI and the exoskeleton will be ensured by a physics-simulation engine called XDE, also developed by Carnot institute CEA LIST. XDE is a haptic tool that simulates movement, contact and friction between virtual objects. This simulation layer allows EMY to be controlled at different levels of complexity, from the control of simple joint movements to abstract tasks coordinating the use of several limbs. As of 2014, it will also be capable of keeping the machine properly balanced.

The exoskeleton can also be used to control virtual reality physics simulation for industrial applications associated with “digital factory” design. These applications are being rapidly developed to reduce production set-up costs.

Thus, ABLE arms can not only control the movements of simulated objects, but also feed back the contact forces between them. Each of EMY's seven joints is equipped with a screw-cable system that exactly reproduces contact forces along the entire arm, doing away with the need for a force sensor (this function is fulfilled by the motor). Such outstanding performance is also due to the unique, lightweight, streamlined architecture which fits the human arm perfectly, without closing it in.
 The ABLE exoskeleton can thus perform realistic simulations of manual tasks involving contacts distributed along the entire length of the arm, for example when fitting parts inside “crowded” structures. It can also be used as an operator workstation assistant to make work less strenuous and reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries. It does this by evenly distributing the effort when operators are holding tools and balancing part of their arm.

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Alchimer Signs Collaboration with CEA-Leti to Evaluate Metallization Processes for High Aspect Ratio TSV Applications


Wet Nanometric Film Deposition Processes Capable of Delivering 20:1 Aspect Ratio TSVs at Low Cost of Ownership.

Alchimer, S.A. announced a collaboration with the French research institute CEA-Leti to evaluate and implement Alchimer’s wet deposition processes for 300mm high-volume manufacturing. The project will evaluate Alchimer’s Electrografting (eG™) and Chemicalgrafting (cG™) processes for isolation, barrier and seed layers. When combined, Alchimer's wet deposition processes have been demonstrated to achieve 20:1 aspect ratio through silicon vias (TSVs) due to their ability to coat conformally regardless of via topography, diameter or depth.

3D integration is moving towards a “via middle” approach where TSVs are formed after front-end processes, but prior to stacking. Several applications are in the development phase, leading to constraints and different specifications for TSVs. Alchimer's technology shows the potential to break through existing barriers to achieve high aspect ratio TSVs. This collaboration will evaluate the potential of its technology and its suitability for high-volume manufacturing.

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13 November 2013
17 June 2013

Distinctions and Carnot institutes - june 2013

  • Claude ESTOURNES, researcher of the CIRIMAT Carnot institute with the Dr.Rachman CHAIM et Rachel MARDER and the professor Zhijian SHEN, received "Pfeil Award" for 2013.
  • Dr. Christophe Drouet of the CIRIMAT Carnot institute received the price "Racquel LEGEROS Award" to the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) for his contribution to research on calcium phosphate.
  • Dr Marc Taillefer, researcher of the CED2 Carnot institute has received "the European Sustainable Chemistry Award 2012" of the European Chemical Society.
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Distinctions and Carnot institutes - june 2013

  • Claude ESTOURNES, researcher of the CIRIMAT Carnot institute with the Dr.Rachman CHAIM et Rachel MARDER and the professor Zhijian SHEN, received "Pfeil Award" for 2013.

Claude ESTOURNES of the CIRIMAT Carnot institute (team Nanos composite Nano carbon tubes), with Dr. Rachman CHAIM and Rachel MARDER of the Department of Materials Engineering, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel) and Prof. Zhijian SHEN of Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden), received the "Pfeil Award" for the year 2013. Ce Prize awarded by the Institute of MaterialsMinerals and Mining comes reward these researchers for their published works [1] in the field of Spark Plasma Sintering of nanocrystalline ceramics sintering.
[1] R. Chaim, R. Marder, C. Estournès and Z. Shen, Densification and preservation of ceramic nanocrystalline character by spark plasma sintering, Advances in Applied Ceramics 2012 VOL 111 NO 5&6, 280-285.

  • Dr. Christophe Drouet at the CIRIMAT Carnot institute and Scientific Director at the CNRS, received "Racquel LEGEROS Award" of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM).

Christophe Drouet, doctor at the CIRIMAT Carnot institute (team Phosphates, Pharmacotechnie, biomaterials) and Scientific Director at the CNRS, received "Racquel LEGEROS Award" of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) for his contribution to research on calcium phosphate. This award was presented during the Congress international ISACB6 held in Nantes from 5 to June 7, 2013.

  • Dr Marc Taillefer, researcher of the CED2 Carnot institute has received the "European Sustainable Chemistry Award 2012" of the European Chemical Society.

Dr. Marc Taillefer, researcher of the CED2 Carnot institute has received "European Sustainable Chemistry Award 2012" the European Chemical Society, with the encouragement of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the support of SusChem (European Platform for Sustainable Chemistry) and CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Association). Awarded every two years, this award recognizes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development by applying the concepts of green chemistry. For more information

 

17 June 2013
25 April 2013

Carnot institutes & enterprises (April, 2013)

  • BeSpoon and Carnot institute CEA LETI establish World Record Distance Measurement on Single Chip
  • Carnot institute Energies du futur and Microphyt collaborate on microalgae
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BeSpoon and Carnot institute CEA LETI establish World Record Distance Measurement
on Single Chip

 

BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company, and CEA-Leti have demonstrated an IR-UWB integrated circuit able to measure distances within a few centimeters’ accuracy, and have established a world-record operating range at 880m (standard regulation) and 3,641m (emergency situations).
Impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) is recognized as an ideal technology for indoor applications, both in terms of accuracy and robustness. It measures distances within a few centimeters’ precision and is not affected by walls or people passing by.

The BeSpoon and Leti collaboration overcame two challenges sometimes associated with this technology: the difficulty integrating it on a single chip and its perceived limited operating range.
The chip jointly designed by BeSpoon and Leti features a full-blown IR-UWB CMOS-integrated transceiver that is able to perform accurate distance measurements. The standalone chip (RF front-end and digital base band) is designed for a straightforward integration within smartphones or set-top boxes.

Furthermore, BeSpoon has demonstrated the capability to comply with the strict regulation of IR-UWB, and yet operate up to 880m in line of sight. A world record distance measurement has been established at 3,641 meters, in compliance with the regulation for emergency situations.
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Carnot institute Energies du futur and Microphyt collaborate on microalgae

Microphyt company outsources part of its R&D in the framework of a collaboration agreement over four years to implement the BOLERO program.

It focuses on the development processes of mass production and the development of relevant molecules synthesized by green microalgae, such as Chlamydomonas. This species has been particularly studied in 7000 scientific publications and 130 patents.

BOLERO program aims to identify the most promising molecules and optimize their synthesis by the selection of improved strains to increase production yields. It also plans to improve this technology by transfering solar technology knowledge of the CEA. Several CEA teams are involved in this partnership : CEA-Liten from Carnot institute Energies du futur, is in charge of technological research on new energy technologies, and CEA-iBEB which explores the potential of microalgae under its platform Heliobiotec located at Cadarache.
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25 April 2013

The MICA Carnot Institute will participate in the show, SIFER 2017.

The MICA Carnot Institute will participate in the 10th International Exhibition of Railway Technology, from March 21, 2017 to March 23, 2017 at Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Center.

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