R&D offer

Carnot Institutes: research for business innovation

The Carnot network’s mission is to prepare the industry and economy of tomorrow by supporting businesses’ innovation and transformation strategy. 

Carnot is preparing the future

Carnot Institutes leverage their cutting-edge scientific and technological expertise to understand the R&I challenges of the partner businesses they work with and to deploy a proactive scientific and technological resourcing policy to anticipate tomorrow’s innovations today! 

The Carnot label

Founded in 2006, the Carnot Label was designed to develop partnership-based research, meaning research conducted by public laboratories in partnership with socio-economic players, primarily industry (from SMEs to large corporations), to serve their needs.

Our mission

Carnot’s mission is to prepare the industry and economy of tomorrow by supporting businesses’ innovation and transformation strategy.

Carnot and start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps

Of the 10 200 R&D contracts signed every year between Carnot Institutes and businesses, 4 900 are with start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps. This does not include the numerous collaborative R&D projects involving SMEs in which Carnot plays a key role or non-research related services provided by Carnot teams. 

The Carnot network's documentation

The Carnot network's presentation (February 2021)

For businesses

The most potent R&D offering for supporting businesses’ innovation