Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S

A Label

The Carnot Label  was designed to develop and professionalise « cooperative research ». It encourages the realization of research projects in public research centres that work together with socio-economic actors, especially companies.

Cooperative research

The 6 Ecoles des Mines (Industry) and ARMINES have joined forces to create the Institute for cooperative research M.I.N.E.S. (“Méthodes INnovantes pour l’Entreprise et la Société »), which received the Carnot label in 2006 (33 institutes have received the label so far:

33 research centres

This means 33 research centres in the domains of engineering sciences (earth sciences, energy, materials, applied mathematics) and humanities, 950 permanent posts, 750 doctoral candidates, 120 post-docs, and €35.9 m in subcontracted cooperative research.
ARMINES is the schools´ partner for the realization of research contracts, upgrades the associated industrial property and manages the personnel with private status for the reinforcement of the schools´ personnel.

National institute

In addition to a national and international presence the M.I.N.E.S. institute is present in 8 regions where it helps to create and maintain relations in research and offers technological support for local companies: Aquitaine (Pau), Ile-de-France (Paris, Evry, Fontainebleau), Languedoc-Roussillon (Alès), Midi-Pyrénées (Albi), Nord/Pas-de-Calais (Douai), PACA (Sophia-Antipolis), Pays-de-Loire (Nantes), and Rhône-Alpes
The institute is active in numerous competitivity poles.


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