Télécom & Société numérique

The Télécom & Société numérique Carnot Institute is France’s premier Carnot Institute dedicated to information and communication sciences and technologies at a national level. It offers cutting-edge research and integrated solutions to the complex technological issues that have emerged in the ongoing digital revolution:

  • Communication and data processing networks and systems,
  • Strong interactions between interfaces and contents,
  • Critical role of communication in the development of uses.

It also addresses the technical, economic and social consequences of this revolution on networks of the future and communicating objects, media of the future, uses and digital life, e-health and autonomy, the sustainable environment, digital services, and global security. 


Core business

Information and Communication Technologies

Hight competences

Technologies for health
Soft sciences
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
2 145
including PhD Students
1 075
Global budget
80 M€
research incomes
48 M€


institut Carnot Télécom
        & Société numérique
institut Mines-Télécom
46 rue Barrault
75634  Paris cedex 13 

+33 (0)1 45 81 78 17

Email contact


Working together to develop technologies and applications for the Digital Society


Our service offering 

  • Research, consultancy and assessment contracts
  • Access to our research or simulation platforms in full operational conditions
  • Industrial research Chairs, joint laboratories and strategic partnerships for longer-term collaboration
  • Technology transfer (patent assignment, licensing, transfers to start-ups)
  • Support for entrepreneurship, incubation
  • Support for innovative projects and standardization projects
  • Fondation Télécom program: for public-interest research
  • Foresight and think tanks
  • Ongoing and custom training
  • Training of engineers and other professionals, internships

Our skills across the entire value chain 

  • Fundamental technologies:
    electronics, physics, microwaves, optics and components, image and signal processing, digital and analog communications, data processing, networks, computer science, security, applied mathematics, modeling, cognitive sciences, automation and robotics,
  • Interfacing with real issues:
    society, uses and design, management and organization, economics, law and regulation

State-of-the-art facilities and platforms 

Our partnership network

  • Large firms: Alcatel-Lucent, BNP Paribas, EADS, Orange, Google, Siemens, Thalès…
  • SMEs: Teamcast, Turboconcept, Ubicast, Invoxia, Squid solutions, Diwel and a club comprising more than 150 SMEs
  • RTO: Carnot Institutes, Fraunhofer, VTT, TNO, Cnrs, Inserm, IRCAD, Cnes, NICT, DLR…
  • Competitiveness hubs: Systematic, Cap Digital, Secure communication solutions, Images and networks, Secure electronic transactions, Alsace BioValley…

Components of the Télécom & Société numérique Carnot Institute

  • Télécom ParisTech
  • Télécom Bretagne
  • Télécom SudParis
  • Télécom Ecole de Management
  • Eurecom, subsidiary of the Institut Mines-Télécom
  • Télécom Physique Strasbourg and
  • Télécom Saint-Etienne: graduate schools associated with the Institut Mines-Télécom
  • Polytechnique: Lix and CMAP labs
  • Strate College