The Carnot Network was set up by the French government to encourage direct partnerships between government research organizations and private-sector companies. In 2020, for the fourth time running, CEA-List was awarded the Carnot seal in recognition of the quality and professionalism of its research partnerships with businesses.
CEA-List was first awarded the Carnot seal in 2006, and our membership was renewed for the fourth consecutive term in 2020.
For our partner companies, the Carnot seal is evidence of quality and professionalism. It guarantees that they will benefit from top-level scientific and technological expertise, provides reassurance that we understand their target markets and objectives, and connects them with other Carnot Institutes.
As a Carnot Institute, CEA-List also benefits from dedicated funding to support pump-priming research and projects that aim to identify tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs.
The Carnot seal promotes collaboration between government research organizations and companies. Giving companies access to technology research today will make France’s industrial sector—and its economy at large—stronger tomorrow.
The seal is awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation to government research organizations that run high-quality research partnerships with startups, SMEs, and corporations. Candidate organizations go through a rigorous selection process and must demonstrate how they help their R&D partners innovate and achieve their transformation goals.
Carnot Institutes across France
R&D contracts per year, including 4,400 with SMEs and midcaps
priority patents filed this year
million invested in R&D for partner companies
To earn the Carnot seal, research organizations must demonstrate that they follow the best practices set out by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation in the Carnot Charter by: