IMT Atlantique missioned to develop the economy in the territory by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Technology in addition to its teaching and research missions. Within this framework, we have developed specific programs in the transfer of technology, validation of intellectual property and technical expertise for businesses.
IMT Atlantique is part of two major academic Carnot Institutes :
- The Carnot TSN Institute (Telecom and Digital Society)
- Carnot M.I.N.E.S (Innovative Methods for Business and Society)
which have provided tools and methods to professionalize relations in research and innovation with Industrial partners.
Regarding the protection of intellectual property, IMT Atlantique has created strategic partnerships with businesses and organisations (ARMINES, SATT Ouest Valorisation and France Brevets) for commercialization of patents and software programmes. For example, an agreement with Orange (formerly France Telecom), on turbo codes, was the object of numerous operating licences in the field of mobiles and satellites, and the patent on Beta Imager was used by the startup AI4R.
IMT Atlantique is involved in competitive hubs (see the table below).
|Images and Networks||Telecommunications|
|Mer Bretagne Atlantique||Marine|
|EMC2||Advanced menufacturing technologies|
|DREAM||Sustainability of water resources and aquatic environment|
|Hub of Cyber Excellence||Security|
We are also involved in Institutes Research (ITR) and Institutes of Energy Transition (IET). See the table below.
|ITE||France Energies Marines||Energy, Marine|
This involvement in hubs and institutes allows the university to maintain strong relationships with the industrial sector and validate its innovations and technological breakthroughs within the framework of partnerships with businesses.
IMT Atlantique manages ten chairs within the framework of industrial partnerships. See the table below.
|Cyber defence of naval systems||École Navale
|IT security in the naval field|
|Cyber Security in Critical Infrastructures||Orange
Airbus Defense & Space
|IT security in industry and services|
|Pracom (Advanced communications research hub)||Orange Labs
MVG (Ex Satimo)
|Radioactive waste storage|
|RESOH (Research in safety, organisation, people||IRSN
|Safety in inter-organisational relations|
|Modelisation and characterisation of exposition to electromagnetic waves|
PIA Future Investment Programme)
Pays de la Loire regional council
|Initial and further training in the field of scientific/technical and industrial culture|
|DAHER||Modélisation multi-physique des couplages mécaniques/thermiques et irradiation dans les matériaux|
|RITE||Région Pays de la Loire||De la gestion technologique à la régulation sociale|
IMT Atlantique has also developed joint laboratories with industrial partners for developing innovative solutions for their products and services. Within the framework of its research and innovation activities with businesses, IMT has also developed (or contributed to developing) platforms for experimentation in innovative concepts in many fields (mobile or wireless communications, optical technology, man-machine interfaces, sub-marine acoustic communications, satellite and other radar imaging, energy from industrial residues (PREVER), treatment of air toxics (SAFEAIR), constraint programming (CHOCO) and cyclotron (ARRONAX).