Carnot Icéel


The Icéel Carnot Institute effectively uses synergies between its 26 laboratories, technical centres (CRT, CTI) and technology transfer structures to offer a controlled approach to engineering that provides manufacturers and territories with added value. Its partnership commitment is to respond to societal challenges linked to energy and the environment.

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent) 520
PhD Students 470 (60 CIFRE)
Global budget 84 M€
Partnership incomes with industry €16M
Business figure 8 M€


institut Carnot ICÉEL
1, rue Grandville - BP 20451
54001 Nancy Cedex


Catherine PLESSY
Head of partnerships
+(33) 3 72 74 36 67

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Parent institutions

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Design, development and validation of innovative solutions

4 thematic R&D axes for our work on our platforms and technical centres

The Industry of the Future
Modular, intensified and clean factories / Additive manufacturing / Intelligent sensors / AI and connected objects / Augmented – Virtual Reality / Intelligent manufacturing and robotics, cobots / Environment, man and machines / Technology management, competitive intelligence, societal support

Materials and Process Engineering, Resources and Recycling
New materials / Assembly / Surface processing and functionalization / Circular economy, recycling, waste processing / Ecodesign, LCA / Process engineering and safety / Innovative processes (development, manufacturing, transformation) / Mineral resources and critical metals

Sustainable use of agroresources (food and non-food) / Functional ingredients, biomolecules, biomaterials, biological fibres / Agromining / Integrated biorefinery (chemistry and energy) / Bioenergies / Management and valorization of wood, biomass and territorial sustainability

Energy and Ecological Transition
Energy efficiency for industry and in buildings, smart grids / Energy storage (vectors, regulation, self-supply) / New energy vectors (H2, NH3, biomethane) / CO2 capture, storage and recycling / Maintaining biodiversity / Sustainable resource, water and soil management 

Target markets

  • Manufacturing
  • Transports (Aeronautical, Automobile, Railways)
  • Resources & Environment
  • Energies
  • Health & Bioeconomics
  • Development & Construction

Icéel services for you include:

- Leading a network which federates platforms to ensure crucial links between research, transfer and innovation
- A network of scientific and technological correspondents ready to respond to your requests and requirements
- Proposals tailored to meet company requirements (SMEs, Mid-Cap companies and industrial corporations):

  • À la carte R&D projects: bilateral projects (CIFRE, exploratory research, etc.) and collaborative programmes (on the regional, national and international scales)
  • Sourcing of skills and resources
  • Research services: feasibility studies, technology transfer 
  • Evaluation of innovation capacities
  • Technology transfer and innovation workshops (ATIs®)
  • Services : characterization, expertise, monitoring
  • Continuous training