Key figures

A network of 38 Carnot Institutes

  • 18% of the French public laboratory workforces
    30000 research professionals with more than 9000 PhD
  • 50% of the R&D funded by companies in French public research
    10000 R&D contracts with industry (4100 with SMEs – ISEs)

- Over 26400 peer-reviewed articles in 2018 (1/3 of the French peer-reviewed articles)
- 80 spin-off companies spun off per year
- 1120 priority patents filed in 2018 (Second French IP actor) 

+3% annual growth of business R&D contracts
744 M€ of partnership contracts including 
636 M€ with companies :
    ♦ 450 M€ in R&D contracts directly financed by Companies
          - 130 M€ with SMEs / ISEs
          -   89 M€ with foreign companies
    ♦ 143 M€ of services,
    ♦   43 M€ IP incomes.                
108 M€ with other economic actors

555 M€ of subsidized collaborative R&D                            
310 M€ of collaborative contracts with companies
(including 114 M€ European projects)

2018 key figures