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Joint research centres

Managed in partnership with businesses, these research centers bring together Télécom ParisTech, one or more companies, and sometimes other graduate schools and research organizations, around a specific research topic. They are typically set up for five years and aim to develop lasting synergies on joint research projects to enhance the socio-economic impact of our research and the development of its innovative character.

The objective of the AllegoRI joint laboratory is to initiate a joint research project on 3D sciences and technologies between Télécom ParisTech’s computer graphics team and the company Allegorithmic. This project aims to improve 3D content creation methods which have a fundamental role in the creative industry and emerging media, such as video games, virtual reality, digital manufacturing and the 3D web, by using, on the one hand, the scientific expertise of Télécom ParisTech, and on the other hand, the industrial expertise of Allegorithmic.

The online uses of digital heritage are an important area of study for the BnF (the National Library of France), who are anxious to adapt their offer in this field and to understand the types of appropriation that it triggers. To give this field of study a strong scientific coherence, the BnF has teamed up with the Télécom ParisTech school to found Bibli-Lab, a laboratory studying the uses of the digital heritage of libraries.

This partnership encompasses application conventions and comes as a response to national and international calls for projects.

Strate School ofDesign, Telecom ParisTech and Ecole polytechnique, with the support of Carrefour, Otis, Maif, InProcess and EMmakina companies, launched EXALT Design Lab , the 1st joint research laboratory dedicated to the value of design in companies.

ICT4V is a multidisciplinary Research and Innovation center in the domain of ICT and its interactions with various vertical sectors, including health, farming and agriculture, environment, energy and banking, among others, created for leveraging the opportunities of ICT as a major driver for innovation in these sectors. Its activities favor developing innovation capabilities and their application to create value as well as promoting and supporting entrepreneurship.

ICT4V is located in Montevideo-Uruguay and has established a Latin American network for innovation. Collaboration has been established with Europe and North America.

ICT4V develops high-level interdisciplinary collaborative programs, joining forces from vertical sectors’ players and ICT players, both from the public and private domains, from academia and enterprises.

It provides services to its members and external companies and organizations. It offers open platforms, living labs, prototyping capabilities, graduate and post graduate scholarships and professional high-level training.

It gathers in one location highly qualified staff of various profiles and disciplines, researchers, experts and entrepreneurs at the highest level, center members and guests from different continents.

It is built as an open partnership; today it is composed of 5 Universities and Research Institutions, 9 companies, the National e-governance agency of Uruguay and a Technology Park (LATU). IMT and Telecom ParisTech played an important role in the creation and development of ICT4V; a collaboration agreement has been signed in 2015 in presence of President François Hollande (France) and President Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay). 

Morpho, a subsidiary of SAFRAN group, is the world’s leading biometric security company. Télécom ParisTech has worked on joint research projects with Morpho for a number of years, and one of Morpho’s researchers is based at Télécom ParisTech.
Morpho and Télécom ParisTech decided to further this partnership by setting up a joint research center: “IDentity & Security Alliance (The Morpho and Télécom ParisTech Research Center)”, which opened its doors on 31 March 2011. Its aim is to develop a scientific knowledge base covering research topics such as IT security and cryptography, components security and identity management systems.

“The aim is to unlock the application potential of the secure identity management field in its broadest sense. We feel that, today, as citizens, individuals and members of an organization, our identity and the rights pertaining to it are crucial to the functioning of modern society: the right to vote, the right to open a bank account, but also the right to consume services on the Internet as anonymously as possible, but under conditions that guarantee the security of all parties. This research center is dedicated to building up a scientific knowledge base to drive these new generation applications,” explains Gérard Memmi, head of the Network and Computer Science Department at Télécom ParisTech, and Vincent Bouatou, Manager of External Research at Morpho.

The LINCS laboratory  - Laboratory for Information, Networking and Communication Sciences, a joint research laboratory for the Internet of the future, was set up in October 2010 by Alcatel-Lucent, Inria, UPMC, SystemX and Télécom ParisTech and officially launched in May 2011.

EDF R&D and Telecom ParisTech are creating a Joint Research Laboratory, called the SEIDO Laboratory, focsing on the Internet of Things and cybersecurity for elecrical systems.

Its aim is to prepare and facilitate the deployment of energy demand management services, based on the interoperability of equipment (heating, air-conditioning, white and brown goods, electric vehicles, etc.) and thus help to ensure the coherence, efficiency and safety (security, confidentiality, etc.) of the whole system.

This laboratory is an opportunity to unite specialists from diverse disciplinary fields (security, networks, the Internet, the energy industry, electrical networks, etc.) around the industrial aims which bring them together.

The fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) defines the next major phase in the evolution of mobile telecommunication standards. As indicated by the leading telecommunications stakeholders in the Next Generation Mobile Networks alliance, 5G should provide faster data speeds and meet new application requirements, such as the Internet of Things and Cloud computing. In order to support, in a flexible way, a large number of different communication protocols, the electronic systems (platforms) of a fifth generation network will be developed, in particular, with reprogrammable architectures. Therefore, the main objective of the collaboration between Nokia Bell Labs and Télécom ParisTech is to develop new programming technologies and algorithms based on high-level models which allow engineers to isolate themselves from the complexity of these platforms and to quickly (re)programme/reconfigure them. These techniques and algorithms will be integrate and made available in the computer-aided design tool, TTool/DIPLODOCUS (free license).

Building on their specific research objectives and the current scientific environment, the Institut Télécom and France Télécom have decided to strengthen their shared research capabilities in the field of electromagnetism applied to dosimetry and to wave-human interactions, allowing our research teams to harmonize their research and innovation efforts along jointly-identified lines of research:

  • Electromagnetism and numerical modeling for dosimetry, human-wave interactions, and BAN communications
  • Electromagnetism applied to Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
  • Adaptation and development of methods and experimental tools applied to measurements and sensors dedicated to human-wave interactions
  • 3D image processing, development of anatomic models for modeling human-wave interactions
  • Assessment of interactions between humans and radiofrequency waves

This partnership is based on the WHIST LAB joint research center.
Learn more: the WHIST LAB website