The Carnot network

The Carnot network comprises public research structures, certified by the French Ministry in charge of Research, committed to developing research partnerships that promote innovation in businesses of all sizes – from SMEs to large corporations – and among socio-economic stakeholders.

Carnot’s 35 000 research professionals account for 20% of all French public sector researchers and handle 55% of all R&D contracts outsourced by private companies to French public research bodies.

The network offers a broad range of expertise for devising solutions to the R&I needs of companies in most sectors. In order to harness their complementarity and unlock synergies for their stakeholders, the different Institutes are organised within an operational network headed up by AiCarnot. The fact that they are working day in, day out with different companies enables them to anticipate the R&I requirements of different business sectors by deploying a proactive approach underpinned by needs-based scientific resourcing.

The Carnot institutes seek out continuous enhanced professionalism in their relationship with partners, from initial contact to deliverables, data gathering to customer feedback, and everything in between (i.e., negotiations, getting projects up and running, etc.).