Inspired by the German Fraunhofer Institutes and awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Carnot label is intended to promote partnership research between public laboratories and socio-economic actors, including companies. He runs over a period of four 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, of which 60 million euros with SMEs.
The Cetim (Technical Centre of Mechanical Industries)was selected for the second time in a row. It must be said that the results of the period 2006-2009 had been very positive, as confirmed by the report published by the Carnot Committee,composed of industrialists and representatives of the National Research Agency (ANR) and ministries: "The balance of partnership activity is very positive and it has strengthened during the period. All of the objectives assigned by the 2005 Convention are met or exceeded. Cetim responds to the demand of its clients in a very professional manner and has an intellectual property policy in place. The Carnot label has brought Cetim closer to upstream research, although the Carnot Committee stresses the need to continue and strengthen this effort." From 2005 to 2010, Cetim's partnership research volume increased by 46% to more than 9 million euros.
Among its various operations, theCarnot Cetim Institute has strengthened its cooperation with the FraunhoferInstitutes, notably through the European research project Probadur. This 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 forecasting approach to the behaviour of mechanosouded structures in long-fibre thermoplastic composite materials (LFTP). Probadur has an overall budget of 2 million euros shared equally between Germans and French.
It should be noted that the perimeter of theCarnot Cetim Institute now includes the Rubber and Plastics Research and Control Laboratory (LRCCP). In addition, among the 34 laboratories selected in the 2011-2015 selection of the Carnot Institutes,there is the presence of the Mica (Materials Institute Carnot Alsace),which includes in its partners the Cetim Cermat.
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