Key figures

A network of 38 Carnot Institutes

  • 18% of the French public laboratory workforces
    31000 research professionals with more than 9300 PhD
  • 50% of the R&D funded by companies in French public research
    9000 R&D contracts with industry (3600 with SMEs – ISEs)

- Over 25200 peer-reviewed articles in 2017 (1/3 of the French peer-reviewed articles)
- 75 spin-off companies spun off per year
- 1020 priority patents filed in 2017 (Second French IP actor) 

+4% annual growth of business R&D contracts
710 M€ of partnership contracts including 
625 M€ with companies :
    ♦ 437 M€ in R&D contracts directly financed by Companies
          -  80 M€ with SMEs
          -  79 M€ with foreign companies
    ♦ 143 M€ of services,
    ♦   45 M€ IP incomes.                
85 M€ with other economic actors

562 M€ of subsidized collaborative R&D                            
309 M€ of collaborative contracts with companies
(including 136 M€ European projects)