Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT)


Support / Financing / Regulation

Type of actor

Research player

Fields of intervention

Health / Social care / Social / Medical Device

Intervention zone

Regional / National / European / International

What is the IMT?

The IMT is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research for innovation with a strong international influence. It is the leading French group of engineering and management schools.

The IMT supports innovation and business development. It trains 12,600 engineers, managers and doctors for the economy, making it a technology university in the spirit of American universities such as MIT or Stanford.

The IMT comprises 8 public Grandes Ecoles, 2 subsidiary schools, and 13 associated or affiliated schools.
Over 4,200 diplomas awarded in 2019 with a net employment rate for engineering/management graduates (at 6 months) of 94.7%.

It is also a major research partnership institute:

  • Sponsor or co-sponsor of two Carnot institutes, which are the first two academic Carnot institutes;
  • More than €82 million in its own resources from research;
  • About 1350 teacher-researchers, about 1000 doctoral students;
  • 50 patents filed and more than 2,000 Class A publications each year;
  • Academic leader in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship (12 incubators spread across different regions, including several dozen startups in the field of health).
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Higher education:

  • To train world-class engineers and managers in the fields of ICT, engineering and management
  • To train doctoral students in the Institute's priority fields

To develop world-class scientific and technological research in partnership with industry and socio-economic players.

To contribute to economic development through technology transfers, entrepreneurship, start-up creation, training and support for the development of industry and SMEs

Foresight - Think Tank:
To clarify possible futures at a time when our society is being changed by disruptive technologies. To explore the impact of current digital transformations on all sectors of the economy, society, business, privacy, and human behaviour.

I have a project, how can contacting the IMT be of use to me?

  • Joining internationally recognised teams in the fields of ICT, materials and processes, engineering and management
  • Accessing the portfolio of more than 780 patents (more than 50 patents filed each year) and about 75 startups that enter our incubators each year
  • Developing innovative services within the framework of key themes in health, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, energy, materials, etc.
  • Getting support from a skilled institution present in different regions of France via the R&D programmes, incubators and accelerators of the IMT schools
  • Accessing expertise in Europe (national contact point member for SME programs, long-time member of the STIC NCP, coordinating more than 90 Horizon 2020 projects and 8 ERCs), and internationally (international laboratories, associated schools, joint research programs, etc.).

At what stage of my project should I contact them?

  • From the ideation phase to refine the business plan via the experts in the R&D programs and those in the transfer structures during the incubation phase to benefit from the solutions developed by the group via the laboratories and incubators
  • During the maturation phase to develop innovative services via more than 20 joint laboratories, more than 50 technological platforms and R&D programs
  • During the strategic development phase to explore new services and applications requiring business expertise available at the IMT group level

What can the IMT do for project leaders?

Topics involved

  • Digital transition (Data analytics & AI, Networks & IoT, Risk & Cybersecurity)
  • eHealth Transition (Engineering & Services for Health and Wellbeing)
  • Economic and societal transition (Responsible digital transformation of organisations)
  • Industrial transition (Production systems, Advanced Manufacturing, High-performance materials & ecomaterials)
  • Energy, ecological and urban transition (Energy & renewable resources, energy optimisation, smart mobility).

Accessible resources (database, observatory)

  • 20 joint laboratories in these fields
  • 50 technology platforms
  • 780 patents (more than 50 patents filed each year)
  • More than 4,200 engineering/management graduates per year, with access to interns

Does it fund projects?

Yes, for the part done in-house

Links to innovators and entrepreneurs

Turnkey solutions for each stage of your project:

  • Health platforms (including Living labs), Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, IoT
  • Partnerships with hospitals
  • Prototyping and proofs of concept
  • Patents, licences, know-how
  • Marketplace, innovation 4.0
  • Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future

Find out more

Practical guide

Frequently asked questions about IMT.

Who is the right person to contact?

Mounir Mokhtari, Prof., Scientific Coordinator of the eHealth and Wellness Program.

Institut Mines Telecom
Direction scientifique
19 place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau, France

Phone: 01 7531 4009

Can the IMT support my project individually?

The IMT is a public institutional actor. The services and resources are either accessible free of charge (documents, webinars, open source software, networking, etc.) or through a partnership agreement

19 Place Marguerite Perey 91120 Palaiseau