Inspired by the Fraunhofer Awarded by the German Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Carnot label is designed to encourage partnership research between public-sector laboratories and socio-economic players, notably companies. It runs for a period of 4 years. The 2011-2015 selection includes 34 research laboratories involving nearly 25,000 researchers. They represent a consolidated research budget of 1.9 billion euros and nearly 350 million euros in partnership revenues, including 60 million euros with SMEs.
The Cetim (Center technique des industries mécaniques) was included in this selection for the second time running. It has to be said that the results for the 2006-2009 period had been very positive, as confirmed by the report published by the Carnot CommitteeThe results of our partnership activities are very positive, and have strengthened over the period. All the objectives set out in the 2005 agreement have been met or exceeded. The Cetim responds to customer requests in a highly professional manner, and has put in place an intellectual property policy. The Carnot label has brought Cetim upstream research, even if the Carnot Committee stresses the need to continue and reinforce this effort". From 2005 to 2010, the volume of partnership research carried out by the Cetim increased by 46 1TP6Q to over 9 million euros.
Among its various operations, theCetim Carnot Institute strengthened its cooperation with FraunhoferThis is particularly true of the European Probadur research project. This project brings together two Fraunhofer (ILT Aachen and LBF Darmstadt) and two Carnot Institutes (Mines and Cetim). The Probadur project aims to lay the foundations for a reliable approach to predicting the behavior of mechanically-welded structures made of long-fiber thermoplastic composites (LFTP). Probadur has a total budget of 2 million euros, shared equally between German and French researchers.
The scope of theCetim Carnot Institute now includes the Rubber and plastics research and testing laboratory (LRCCP). In addition, among the 34 laboratories selected in the 2011-2015 Carnot Institutesthe presence of Mica (Materials Institute Carnot Alsace), whose partners include Cetim Cermat.