Telecom & Digital Society Carnot Institute
Carnot accreditation for the Institut Télécom, Eurécom, Telecom Saint-Etienne, ENSPS, Lix and CMAP laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique and Strate College
The role of the Telecom & Digital Society Carnot Institute
The existing Telecom-Eurecom Carnot Institute is expanding its core membership (the Institut Telecom and Eurecom, awarded Carnot status in 2006) to include Telecom Saint-Étienne and the École Nationale Supérieure de Physique in Strasbourg (two of the Institute Telecom’s partner institutions), along with the LIX and CMAP information and communication technologies laboratories based at the Ecole Polytéchnique, and Strate College, an industrial design school.
The Telecom & Digital Society Carnot Institute thus includes almost 700 full time researchers and 1515 additional researchers (including 1000 PhD candidates), with a turnover of €44.6 million for partnered research operations in 2010 and a consolidated research budget of €71.6 million. This new Institute will build on the success of its predecessor, developing its status in the field of information and communications science and technology in France.
The objectives of ‘Telecom & Digital Society’
Establishing new research partnerships with major socio-economic players is at the heart of the innovation and economic development program which drives all of the new Carnot Institutes. Carnot funding distributed by the ANR (National Research Agency) should help us to develop, in terms of both quality and quantity, our network of research contracts.
Taking into account the individual strengths of each member institution, the ‘Telecom & Digital Society’ Carnot Institute hopes to enrich its range of ICT research programs by opening up to the major users of information technologies: healthcare, transportation, construction, sustainable development, media, press and publishing. This range also includes fostering skills in ICT applications and industrial design, which are crucial to the development of our service sector.
The geographical area covered by our network of partners in the Paris area, the South-East, RhôneAlpes and Alsace gives us a solid regional presence, allowing us to work closely with businesses.
- 700 full-time researchers
- 1,515 non-permanent researchers
- Research partnership turnover 2010: €44.6 million
- Consolidated research budget 2010: €71.6 million
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Christian Picory, the Institut Telecom’s development manager and vice president of the ‘Telecom & Digital Society’ Carnot Institute
Our new Carnot Institute has great value potential in terms of new skills and dynamics.
Our key objective is to make an active contribution, in partnership with businesses, to the construction of a Digital Society, by working to develop digital services which will prove to be an essential element of our future economy and society: communication, access to knowledge, ICT applications in the digital economy, increasing quality of life and healthcare, safer transport solutions, the environment, fighting against social exclusion, greater ease of access to public services and cultural resources…”