Carnot LSI

Software and intelligent systems (LSI)

The LSI Carnot Institute groups together ten world-class university teams and laboratories in Grenoble within the digital sector.

Its research teams are heavily immersed in the industrial and socio-economic fabric of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

The Institute works closely with local stakeholders through a research-industry interface and a development hub to provide an efficient response to the expectations of both SMEs and intermediate-sized enterprises.

Economic sectors

Automotive and mobility
Digital uses and media / Services
Electronics industry Digital infrastructure
Energy systems
Health technologies
Software tools

And also

Aeronautics Space
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
including PhD Students
Global budget
incomes with industry


LSI Carnot Institute
Floralis-UJF Filiale
6 allée de Bethléem
38 610 Gières

+33(0)4 56 52 04 50

+33(0)4 73 19 42 09

Email contact


A driving force behind digital innovation, the LSI Carnot Institute supports businesses in their R&D initiatives


Core equipment and platforms

The LSI Carnot Institute has platforms for design, development and testing prototypes in the digital market sectors:

High performance computing / modelling / simulation (MaiMoSiNE), design and validation of analogue / digital circuits, design and validation of embedded software (SpaceEx), virtual reality and collaborative design (Mexico), sensor networks, rapid prototyping and digital vehicle model (Inove), a platform for analysing human behaviour and a smart apartment (Multicom), a clinical investigation platform (CamiTK).

An offering to perfectly suit the needs of businesses

  • Technology watch, technological state of the art, feasibility analysis, custom development.
  • Experimentation, basic research, CIFRE thesis, common laboratory with industry.
  • Technology transfer / licensing.
  • Pre-industrialisation and proof-of-concept structure: design and creation of models, prototypes or appealing products.

Target markets

  • Digital products and services: Big Data, modelling, simulation, safety, softwares, IoT, HMI, uses
  • Transport: automotive, air and rail
  • Robotic, Future Factory, smart buildings and cities
  • Technologies for health care and quality of life
  • Energy: intelligent management, safety, infrastructures, green-IT


Know-how and skills

  • Software engineering, communication protocol and systems
  • Distributed software architecture
  • HMI and usability studies
  • Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things
  • Embedded systems
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Big data, Cloud
  • Signal and image processing
  • Automation, robotics
  • Medical engineering, medical devices
  • Cryptography, IT security
  • Smart grids, green IT

A major player in the digital sector

The LSI Carnot Institute plays a key role in the development of the digital sector through its involvement in the Ambition Logicielle and French Tech programmes, as well as via strong partnerships with global competitiveness cluster Minalogic and Imaginove, the Digital Clust'R in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Bpifrance. LSItakes part in the EasyTech program of the IRT NanoElec.

Only one counter: Floralis, yhe Technology Transfer Subsidiary of Grenoble Alpes University