The Carnot Label

Founded in 2006, the Carnot Label, granted by the French government, was designed to develop partnership-based research, meaning research conducted by public laboratories in partnership with socio-economic players, primarily industry (from SMEs to large corporations), to serve their needs.

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A Carnot Institute is a research organization which places partnership research led with, and for, industry, at the heart of its strategy. Carnot institutes are recognized for both their high scientific standards and their professionalism and commitment to developing high quality partnership research.


The Institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé

Since 2007, by developing research applications and transferring technological solutions to industry, the Institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé is able to respond to global public health challenges.

As a major player in research on infectious and chronic diseases, the institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé aims to promote, with industry partners, the development of innovative products in therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines and biotechnology fields.

Légende: Coronavirus SARS-CoV responsable de l'épidémie de SRAS (Syndrome Respiratoire Aigu Sévère) en 2003. Microscopie électronique colorisée.
(Coronavirus SARS-CoV - © Institut Pasteur)

In partnership with its Scientific Steering Committee and following various selection processes, the Institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé funds:

  • Scientific resourcing initiatives to develop innovative research projects.
  • Partnership development or maturation initiatives to advance technologies from proof of concept to innovation and even industrial transfer, and to generate economic value.
  • Carnot scheme integration initiatives, i.e. projects conducted with another Carnot Institute – France Futur Elevage – to combine expertise and foster interdisciplinarity.

Interdisciplinarity and integrative approach

The action of the institute Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé is structured around 4 themes, of which each forms a continuum between fundamental, applied and translational research: emerging infectious diseases; antimicrobial resistance; microbiota and non-communicable diseases; interface with maths, physics and chemistry.

Infectious diseases are a major industrial and public health issue, and remain in the core actions carried out by the institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé.

Its scope consists of six Institut Pasteur departments that primarily deal with infectious diseases (Cell Biology and Infection, Global Health, Microbiology, Parasites and Insect Vectors, Virology and Mycology), in association with several immunology, neuroscience, structural biology and chemistry units. Interdisciplinarity is key to finding new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies, particularly for diseases involving the immune system (chronic infection, autoimmune diseases) or of neurodegenerative and cerebral origin (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in particular).

State-of-the-art technologies

Innovative technologies applied to biology, such as chemogenomic screening, imaging and microfluidics, are sources of innovation that open up new perspectives in biomedical research, in particular the identification of new biomarkers or therapeutic targets. This is why several units and technological platforms are also part of the Institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé.

Accelerating innovation

Integrated into the Institut Carnot Pasteur Microbes et Santé, the Institut Pasteur's Accelerator of Innovation supports various projects with high potential and valuable assets for transfer to industry. By combining funding strategies, technical support and business expertise, the Accelerator of Innovation aims to reduce technological development times in terms of licensing and commercialization of scientific discoveries.


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