Research Themes

The research conducted at IMT Atlantique links fundamental research with the development of solutions and technologies for industry and society in the areas of environmental, energy, digital, industrial and health transitions.

IMT Atlantique is developing active collaborations with numerous socio-economic players (large groups, SMEs, SMIs) as well as with regional development players (Bretagne and Pays de la Loire, IRT B<>COM, Jules Verne, and competitiveness clusters).

The fields of application covered by the research conducted at IMT Atlantique are

 Industry of the future  Energy  Environment  the sea  Health and Independence at home  
Security and safety of systems  DefenceTransportation of the future  Telecoms  Cities and territories


Digital transition

Transition numérique

Environmental transition

Transition environnementale

Industrial transition

Transition industrielle

Energy transition

Transition énergétique

Health of the future

Santé du futur

Fundamental research transition

Recherche fondamentale

Interdisciplinary research at IMT Atlantique

Some of our research are inter-disciplinary and live in several departments, this make them less visible and readable.

To make them more visible, IMT Atlantique has grouped them into modern themes: the "ISTIs" for Scientific an Technical Initiatives. Their objectives are :

  • Giving future partners of the school a single point of entry on these themes
  • Participate in the school's medium-term recruitment strategy.
  • To ensure that each ISTI is managed by a two-person team consisting of a specialist in the field and a head of department, who will be asked to help with recruitment.

In 2022, two ISTI started : Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Since, other axes have been identified : future industry, augmented human, energy, digital health, cloud and IoT


Publications, Open Science, ethics and scientific integrity

IMT Atlantique is committed to making publicly-funded research accessible to all, and has adopted the Institut Mines-Télécom charter. This charter has been translated into concrete open science actions throughout the institution.

Among all the publication, discover the books of our researchers

The school also has a Learning center, teaching center, learning lab (CARAE) with a library of 40,000 books, 60 subscriptions to paper journals and numerous online databases and scientific journals.

Also concerned with respecting internationally recognized ethical principles in research involving human beings, IMT Atlantique encourages researchers to seek the advice of the CICPPR.

Sciences sans conscience n'est que ruine de l'âme (François Rabelais)

Today, scientific integrity refers to the rules and values that govern scientific activity and guarantee its honesty and fairness. It complements research ethics, which examine the implications of research and regulate its practices.

In accordance with decree no. 2021-1572 applicable to public establishments contributing to the public research service, a Scientific Integrity Referent (RIS) is in charge of this policy at Institut Mines-Telecom. It relies on a network of scientific integrity delegates in each school of Institut Mines-Télécom.

Contact RIS IMT Atlantique :