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September 24, 2015 | Instituts Carnot celebrate a decade helping businesses innovate

10 ans carnot gekko listThe 34 members of the Instituts Carnot network celebrated ten years of innovation on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at France’s National Library in Paris.

A technology showroom displaying demonstrator systems and products developed under R&D partnerships between businesses and members of the Instituts Carnot network was the focal point of this day-long event. And CEA LIST, a member of the Instituts Carnot network, took advantage of the gathering to present the Gekko portable non-destructive testing system developed under an R&D partnership with M2M.

Mr. Thierry Mandon, France’s Minister of State for Higher Education and Research, attached to the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research; and Louis Schweitzer, France’s Commissioner General for Investment, highlighted the values and results of the Instituts Carnot, an original and particularly effective initiative with some €1.3 million in new R&D contracts signed each day.

The Instituts Carnot have been leading the way in R&D partnerships to help businesses innovate for ten years: the network accounts for more than 55% of R&D outsourced by businesses to public-sector institutes in France and represents just 15% of France’s public R&D personnel.

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