Carnot Voir et Entendre

Voir et Entendre

In the heart of Paris, the Carnot Institute " Voir et Entendre" is one of the most important international centres for neurosensory research. This institute is intended as a place for exchanges gathering on the same site patients, clinicians, researchers and industrial partners with the aim of accelerating innovation of health products and high technology. All this by providing solutions that address the unmet needs of people suffering from pathologies and disabilities affecting the visual and hearing systems. 

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent) 270
PhD Students 40
Global budget 23 M€
Partnership incomes with industry 5,1 M€


Voir et Entendre Carnot Institute
Institut de la Vision
17 rue de Moreau
75012  PARIS

Romain Goument
Project Manager
+33 (0)1 53 46 26 08
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From knowledge transfer ...
                              ... to tomorrow’s therapeutic approaches

 Target markets 

  • Health Technology 
  • Human and Social Sciences 
  • Environment
  • Transport

Know-how and skills

  • Developmental biology of sensory systems
  • iPS cells (retinal cell progenitors)
  • Cell therapy
  • Optogenetics
  • Gene therapy
  • Study of inflammation in pathological processes
  • Physiological and pathological vascularization processes
  • Pharmacology, drug discovery, pharmacotoxicity
  • Cohort studies: genotype - phenotype
  • Low vision
  • Mathematical modelling of vision

An ecosystem favorable to innovation and production

  • 12 technology platforms available to our start-ups and partners
  • 8 spin-offs have emerged from the Carnot Institute «Voir et Entendre» 

Partnerships at the core of our strategy


  • Small and large companies in the sector of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology: Sanofi, Roche, Novartis, Alcon, Allergan, GenSight
    Biologics, Santen-Novagali, etc…
  • Small and large enterprises in nanomaterials, optics, robotics, electronics: Essilor, Thales, Siemens, Imagine Eyes,
    Pixium Vision, LLTech, etc...
  • Research laboratories in life sciences : IOB (Basel), MEEI (Boston), UCL (London), Max Planck Institut (Frankfurt), University of Pittsburgh (USA), Riken Institute of Kobe (Japan)
  • Research laboratories in optics, acoustics, robotics, mathematics, signal transmission: Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy), University of Berkeley (USA), CEA LIST, CEA LETI, ESPCI, ESIEE...
  • Clinical Research Centre: member of EVICRNet, European network for clinical research in ophthalmology (98 members, 15 countries)