Carnot 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, energy, environmental and industrial revolutions:

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

We are focused on the technical, economic and social consequences of these revolutions, especially regarding IoT, networks & media of the future, uses and services, autonomy and health, environment sustainability and global security.

Economic sectors

Aeronautics Space
Automotive and mobility
Environment : protection and monitoring, natural and climate risks, depollution
Electronics industry Digital infrastructure
Software tools
Energy systems
Health technologies
Digital uses and media / Services

And also

Marine industry
Fashion and luxury
Sport and wellness
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
including PhD Students
Global budget
104 M€
incomes with industry
83,4 M€


institut Carnot
Télécom & Société numérique
institut Mines-Télécom
37-39 rue Dareau
75014  Paris  

Christian PICORY
+33 (0)1 45 81 78 17

François PINEAU
Marketing director
+33 (0)1 45 81 71 88

Email contact


Working together to develop technologies and applications for the Digital Society


Our services


  • Collaborative research within framework programs (ANR, H2020…)
  • Fondation Télécom program for publicinterest research
  • Foresight & Think Tanks


  • Targeted collaborative research (FUI, Régions…)
  • Industrial research Chairs & joint labs
  • Research, consultancy & assessment contracts
  • Access to research platforms


  • Access to test & simulation platforms
  • Support for innovative projects
  • Technology transfer (patent assignment, licensing)
  • Support for standardization
  • Incubation & support for entrepreneurship


  • Integrated basic training (internships, joint projects)
  • Continuing & custom training, MOOCs

Areas of expertise

Physics / Design / Economics /  Networks /  Digital & analog communications / Computer science / Cognitive sciences / Electronics / Images & signal processing /  Data processing / Applied mathematics / Optics & components / Micro-mecatronics / Micro-nanosciences / Management / Automation & robotics / Modeling / Sociology / Micro-waves / Security / Law & regulations

Target markets

  • Networks & communicating objects
  • Communication services for citizens & customers
  • Integration of ICT into organizations
  • Health & autonomy
  • Environment
  • Security of information & communications
  • Transportation, mobility & sustainable city
  • Uses, systems, ergonomics & digital life
  • Media, contents, press & publishing
More than 2000 researchers
More than 50 technology platforms
50 patents/year
More than 20 joint labs
Find out more :

State-of-the-art facilities and platforms 


Our partnership network

  • Large firms: EADS, Orange, Google, Alcatel-Lucent, BNP Paribas, Siemens, Thalès…
  • SMEs: Teamcast, Turboconcept, Ubicast, Invoxia, Squid solutions, Diwel and 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 SudParis
  • Télécom Ecole de Management
  • IMT Atlantique
  • Eurecom, subsidiary of the Institut Mines-Télécom
  • Télécom Physique Strasbourg and Télécom Saint-Etienne: graduate schools affi liated to IMT
  • Polytechnique: Lix and CMAP labs
  • Strate,  school of design
  • Femto Engineering