"Research for business: examples of partnership research" - Publication of the 2013 edition

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The Association of Carnot Institutes announces the publication of a new edition of a collection of examples of R&D partnerships between Carnot Institutes and companies. This book entitled "Research for business: examples of partnership research" illustrates, through thirty concrete cases, the contribution of these partnerships for companies in terms of competitiveness, growth and development of new markets.

This collection was made public in Paris on 20 June last on the occasion of the "17-20 of the Carnot Institutes".

With the creation of the Carnot institutes in 2006, France has set up a system designed to make the capacities of its public research available to its companies in a structured and professional framework. Thus, 34 Carnot labelled institutes conduct research programmes for the benefit of companies of all sizes and operating in a variety of sectors. In just a few years, the network of Carnot institutes has become one of the major players in the national policy in favour of research and innovation and one of France's decisive assets for the competitiveness of its territories and companies.

Success stories" to illustrate the contributions of partnership research for companies

Carried out with large companies, ETIs or SMEs, the partnerships presented in this 2013 compendium illustrate the concrete commitment of the Carnot Institutes to the competitiveness and productive recovery of our country.

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Alain Duprey, Director General of the Association of Carnot Institutes says "These stories have been chosen to cover the major sectors of our economy. In this book, we wanted to give the floor to companies to talk about their partnership experiences with the Carnot institutes and the contribution, often decisive, of a laboratory capable of accompanying them in their innovations, whether products or services. ».

The "17-20 of the Carnot Institutes": the annual meeting of decision-makers from the world of innovation

This collection was made public in Paris on the occasion of the "17-20 of the Carnot Institutes" on 20 June last on the theme "Partnership research, a driving force for business competitiveness".

The 2013 edition of this event brought together more than 200 decision-makers from the world of research and innovation, including many business leaders. This meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the challenges ahead for the Carnot Institutes in the difficult economic context that France is going through. Among these challenges, access to public research for SMEs, a priority objective supported by the government and to which the structuring of the system into economic demand channels responds.

Françoise PRETEUX, director of the Carnot Institute M.I.N.E.S. reminded that in 2014 the Carnot Institutes will be organized into economic demand sectors. "We adopt a production chain logic to meet the needs of the markets"she says. These 11 sectors will be consistent with the sectors defined by the conference of industries: aeronautics; automotive; chemicals and materials; construction; eco-industries and energy; eco-industries and the environment; industry and technologies for health; luxury and design; mechanics - processes and manufacturing; bio-sourced products; ICT-Digital.

François JAMET, head of the Settar (Department of Companies, Technology Transfer and Regional Action) of the DGRI, for his part recalled that the Carnot system occupies a "central place" in the innovation support strategy of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. He stressed the priority of improving access to the scheme for SMEs. Geoffroy ROUX de BEZIEUX, President of Omea Telecom and candidate for the MEDEF vice-presidency in charge of innovation, stressed that the development of innovation "requires a rapprochement between public research and SMEs" and praised the "spectacular work" of the Carnot institutes.

The book "Research for Business: Examples of Partnership Research" is available on request at the following email address: contact@aicarnot.fr.as well as a digital version at the following web address:
http://www.instituts-carnot.eu/livres/recherche-partenariale/FLASH/index.html

About the Carnot Institutes Network

The CARNOT Institutes, the heart of growth through technology – The Carnot institutes have been dedicated for seven years to the development of partnership research, i.e. research carried out in partnership with industry to support business innovation, a guarantee of competitiveness and growth. They carry out more than 50 % of the turnover of public laboratories with industry, with only 15 % of their staff. The Carnot institutes are judged by their results and their 19,000 researchers and technicians carry out more than €400M in R&D contracts directly financed by companies. They are selected by the Ministry of Research and are committed to developing their professionalism and action for the future of our industry.

Dynamism and performance for economic recovery :

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- an annual growth of more than 17% of research contracts for companies since 2010;
- every day, more than one million Euros received from their industrial partners;
- 2,500 young PhDs per year trained in the cutting-edge trades needed by the industry;
- a strong regional presence with institutes often present in several regions.

Structured as a network, the Carnot institutes bring together a wide range of professions: materials, mechanics and processes - energy, propulsion, transport - information and communication technologies, micro and nanotechnologies - construction, civil engineering, regional planning - environment, natural resources, sustainable chemistry - technologies for health, nutrition, pathologies. The research results are intended to be integrated into companies' innovative services and products.  www.instituts-carnot.eu

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