Partnership-based research


The Télécom & Société numérique Carnot Institute

Télécom ParisTech is one of the components of the Télécom & Société numérique Carnot Institute (TSN), the premier Carnot institute in a network of 29 dedicated to information and communication science and technology. The TSN center brings together more than 20 joint laboratories – including LTCI – totaling over 2,000 researchers and doctoral students, in order to offer cutting-edge research and integrated solutions for issues linked to information and communication technology (ICT). More specifically, it supports research on the technical, financial and social implications of the digital transition, enabling it to reach the following markets: communication networks and devices, health and autonomy, the environment, information and communication security.

LTCI has been granted the Carnot Label. The label was created in 2006 to support partnership-based research, in other words to promote research projects undertaken by both public research players and those from the socio-economic world. This label for excellence is granted for a period of five years, renewable once, and takes the form of financial support from the French National Research Agency (ANR) to the labelized lab or institution, calculated on the basis of the income generated by partnership-based research contracts, with companies especially. The Carnot institutes network mission is for scientific excellence to serve corporate innovation.



In addition to Télécom ParisTech, Institut Carnot TSN consists of IMT Atlantique, Télécom SudParis, Télécom École de Management, Eurecom (a subsidiary of Institut Mines-Télécom), Télécom Physique Strasbourg and Télécom Saint-Étienne (institutions associated with Institut Mines-Télécom), École Polytechnique (with its Lix and CMAP labs), Strate Ecole de Design and Femto Engineering.

The Carnot Institute network is named for French physicist and engineer Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796-1832), known as Sadi Carnot. He is particularly famous for having laid the foundation of what would later become called “thermodynamics”.