Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S.

Through its Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department (UCP) and Mechanical Engineering Department (UME), ENSTA Paris is labelled Carnot through its involvement in the M.I.N.E.S. institute. (Innovative Approaches for Businesses and the Society). The Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S. is the leading school for partnership research and innovation at the service of the industry. It brings together the research forces of more than 2,500 researchers from eight of the largest engineering universities: the 6 mining universities of the Institut Mines-Télécom, Polytechnique and ENSTA Paris.

The research topics

The Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S. aligns itself with the research topics corresponding to the markets with high growth potential: energy of the future, raw and recycled materials, materials of the future, complex systems and innovation methodology.

It contributes to the growth of competitiveness of businesses by deploying its “research-oriented” strategy. This concept, invented at Mines ParisTech in 1967, consists of developing a research work with high scientific added value, but inspired by a reality or an industrial opportunity.

The partners

The Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S. is a partner with all the companies of CAC40 and over 200 SMEs. Associated with the Institut Carnot Energies du Futur, it is the winner of the call for SME Promotion for future investments in the energy sector.

Thanks to its national coverage, the Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S. has been developing a local strategy with businesses: it is already working with them in 19 of the 23 regions in France. It consolidates its competitive positioning and its territorial hold by being involved in:

  • 4 Research and Technology Institute (IRT) (AESE, Jules Verne, RAILENIUM, SystemX),
  • 6 Equipex (Arronax, GENEPI, IVTV, Manutech, MATMECA, Robotech),
  • 3 Acceleration Technology Transfer Companies (SATT) (Midi-Pyrénées, Ouest Valo, Saclay).

It continues to develop its scientific excellence by participating in 9 Labex (Laboratory of excellence): CaPPA (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere), CHEMISYST (Chemistry of Molecular and Interfacial Systems), CominLab, IMoBS3 (Innovative Mobility: Smart and Sustainable Solutions), Iron (Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology and Neurology), Lasips (Systems and Engineering Laboratory of the Plateau du Saclay), Manutech, NUMEV (Digital and Hardware Solutions, Environmental and Organic Life Modelling), SOLSTICE (Solar: Science, Technology and Innovation for Energy Conversion).

The Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S. benefits from a common operator, Armines, for its contractual management and the implementation of its intellectual property strategy.