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.


Core business

Information and Communication Technologies

Hight competences

Technologies for health
Soft sciences
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
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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