06/20/2023 - 18:40

Phenomenon of shrinkage and swelling of clayey soils (RGA): definitions, impacts on structures and people and solutions for adaptation to climate change

Under the effects of climate change, weather events are becoming more frequent and intense in terms of loss experience and damage costs. Lightweight structures such as houses and houses and roads, built on very plastic clay soils and sensitive to the shrinkage and swelling phenomena, suffer more degradations due to drought.
The Cerema, Institut Carnot Institute Clim'adapt, works and mobilizes those concerned to develop new remedial solutions to reduce the vulnerability of buildings exposed to the RGA and its resilience to climate change.

Brain Computer Interface (BCI) enables thought-controlled walking after spinal cord injury

Neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from EPFL/CHUV/UNIL and CEA/FDD Clinatec/CHUGA/UGA report in the journal Nature that they have re-established the communication between the brain and spinal cord with a wireless digital bridge, allowing a paralyzed person to walk again naturally.

06/20/2023 - 18:24


AVATAR MEDICAL helps surgeons better prepare their procedures through the use of virtual reality (VR) representations of their patients. These patient avatars are generated instantly from CT scan or MRI images with an underlying proprietary technology based on four years of research in human-data interaction and machine learning conducted at Institut Curie and Institut Pasteur (both Carnot Institute)


For the first time worldwide, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool is clinically validated for breast cancer diagnosis. Institut Curie and Ibex Medical Analytics, a pioneer in AI-based cancer diagnosis, demonstrate the performance, reliability and clinical application of an AI algorithm for breast biopsy diagnosis. These results were just published in the journal npj breast cancer.

Valeo and Carnot CEA LETI to collaborate on advanced research in power electronic to prepare for tomorrow’s electric mobility

Valeo and the Carnot Institute CEA LETI signed an agreement to collaborate on the next generations of power electronics, which are at the heart of the challenges facing tomorrow's electric mobility.

10/28/2022 - 09:50

Artificial intelligence automates livestock monitoring

Carnot CEA LIST developed a real-time livestock monitoring system that leverages the analysis of video streams to identify individual animals and specific behaviors that can indicate disease or whether an animal is in heat, for example.

02/03/2022 - 16:39

More than €140 million raised in 2021by Institut CURIE START-UPS (Carnot Institute)

In 2021, Institut Curie start-ups raised 140.6 million euros. This impressive amount reaffirms Institut Curie's unique position as a key player in French innovation, driven by one ambition: to transform research into concrete applications for patients.

02/03/2022 - 16:33

Bringing artificial intelligence in machine vision to optimise bridge maintenance

Visual inspection is the most common technique used for the maintenance of civil engineering structures like bridges. While it does offer the advantage of being non-destructive, visual inspection also depends on inspectors who interpret photographs and write up inspection reports—which then become the main source of information used by the operators of these structures to optimise their maintenance plans. SOCOTEC leads the project called SOFIA in partnership with Carnot CEA LIST Insitute to develop a groundbreaking inspection tool that will bring the power of artificial intelligence to machine vision. Together in a consortium with CEA LIST, SOFIA won a French call launched by CEREMA on “connected bridges”.

Inria and Dassault Systèmes Form Strategic Alliance for a European Digital Trusted Platform

The two organizations will share a joint roadmap to create long-term disruptive technologies in France and Europe. The first scientific and technological areas of focus include virtual twin experiences in health and cybersecurity. The alliance aims to support French and European ecosystems in these domains and the digital trust dynamic. Alliance builds on the existing 20-year collaboration between the two organizations that has already helped advance science and innovation in digital technology.

02/03/2022 - 16:15

Robust blockchains for the financial markets

Clearmatics Technologies develops blockchain-based solutions for the financial markets. The company turned to Carnot CEA LIST Institute for support developing solutions that meet the unique needs of financial transactions.

02/03/2022 - 16:09

Advances in high-performance photonic chips

Carnot CEA Leti Institute has been developing photonics on silicon nitride for several years now. Today, the technology is mature enough to address growing demand for high-performance chips. 

AVATAR MEDICAL raises €1.2 million for its virtual reality medical imaging solution for Surgeons

AVATAR MEDICAL, spin-off from Carnot Curie Cancer Institute and Carnot Pasteur MS Institute, announces a €1.2 million fundraising for its virtual reality solution that aims to radically change the way surgeons access, interpret and act on clinical data contained in medical images.