Research, development and partnerships

One of Telecom SudParis’ core missions is to train engineers and researchers with skills in line with market needs.
Thus, we anchor our research with partnerships in the world of industry so that we may advance and contribute to progress in a concrete way.
Research, development and partnerships

Partnerships and Technology Transfer

Télécom SudParis

Telecom SudParis offers companies flexible tax-recoverable partnerships, customized for their specific needs and constraints, which can be combined with training.

Companies can choose to contract short-term work with Telecom SudParis for a specific purpose or they can choose to create a strategic partnership. In this case, we provide companies with long-term support.

Our partnership offers


Telecom SudParis is a member of three European Excellence Clusters for Collaboration

Cap Digital is the French Hub for digital & ecological transformation, the first European cluster, created in 2006 as a non-profit organization and certified since 2014 as 'Cluster of excellence' by the European Commission (Gold Label). Cap Digital is the biggest cluster in Europe and one of the largest innovators’ collectives in the digital ecosystem.

They are at the forefront of the future and accompany this new industrial world being built before our eyes. This place of choice gives them a fundamental role. A role of agitator and facilitator that brings together all players in the digital economy & sustainable development (and more) and makes them work collectively to bring their visions, prototypes, projects, technologies and services beyond everyone’s expectations. To achieve this, Cap Digital offers their services in support of innovation, acceleration, digital transformation and ecological transition.
As a true melting pot of innovation, the System @ tic Paris-Région Global Competitiveness Cluster aims to make Ile-de-France the leading European center for ICT.

With a unique concentration of players in Europe, with an undeniable international influence, the Pole's mission is to develop the economy, the competitiveness of companies and employment, using the levers of the innovation, training and partnership.
The ASTech Paris Region aerospace competitiveness cluster is located in Île-de-France, (France's main employment catchment area in the fields of aerospace and on-board systems). It involves over 100,000 individuals and includes the majority of French R&D jobs.
  • Over 90% of the R&D workforce in business aviation in Île-de-France
  • Over 50% of the R&D workforce in aerospace transport in Île-de-France
  • Over 60% R&D workforce in propulsion and equipment in Île-de-France
The aim of the ASTech Paris Region Competitiveness Cluster is to increase the positions of European industry market leaders in aerospace launch, business aviation, propulsion and equipment sectors in Île-de-France through innovation:
  • By providing a new boost to research in Île-de-France, through its role of providing support to the aerospace industries.
  • By providing SMEs with new opportunities for innovation
  • By preparing for future technological breakthroughs in partnership with SMEs, research organizations and higher education establishments
Carnot Quality Label

Carnot Quality Label

The outstanding quality of partnerships formed by the Telecom SudParis research laboratories with those of the other Institut Mines Telecom graduate schools was rewarded by two Carnot Institute accreditations:

  • Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S
  • Institut Carnot Télécom & Société numérique

Initiated by the French Research Pact of 2006 and inspired by the German Fraunhofer Institute model, the “Carnot” accreditation is designed to foster the development of public research and more specifically to encourage research conducted in partnership with socioeconomic stakeholders.
The Carnot scheme is based on 4 key principles:

  • Funds matching: granted to accredited structures, this is distinct from their annual budget allocation and is designed to incentivize Carnot Institutes to step up their partnership actions, in particular via contracts with SMEs;
  • Scientific resourcing: the funds matching system has to co-finance a scientific resourcing program, i.e. academic research projects designed to strengthen the institutes’ technological expertise and hence maintain their scientific lead, or even extend it
  • The formation of a federative body, with the Association des Instituts Carnot
    Implementation of a quality procedure.

The Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute represents a research force of nearly 2,000 researchers, a partnership research turnover of € 52 million and a consolidated research budget of € 95 million, confirming its position as the leading Carnot Institute in the field of information and communication science and technology in France.

Find out more about the Carnot association and label