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Innovating for and with companies, from the smallest to the largest. The CBC Carnot Institute contributes to your competitiveness by providing R&D solutions adapted to your development needs.

To meet this challenge, the institute assists companies in a variety of ways, from the provision of technical services to the complete development of collaborative research projects. Companies can also take advantage of the CNRS Business Continuing Education program, which offers training in selected technologies.


An initial contact point that will guide you to the appropriate experts amongst our 600+ researchers

Traceability, confidentiality and data protection

Transfer of technology and technical skills

Accredited quality procedures for the contracting and management of the research partnership

Services and partnerships proposed by the CBC Carnot Institute

The CBC Carnot Institute develops contractual research partnerships
and participates in collaborative projects in 5 thematic areas

The Chimie Balard Cirimat Carnot institute offers : technical services (access to platforms and use of pilot plants) ; intellectual services (advising, feasibility studies, transfer of technology, r&d training courses ; bilateral or collaborative projects (contractual research, replies to national and international programs, CIFRE thesis programs, traineeships


Technology transfer and training for industry

SPS, spark
plasma sintering

Engineers and technicians in the area of materials processing

  • Acquire the underlying scientific understanding of materials sintering
  • Understand the uses of sintering and in particular that of spark plasma sintering
  • Know how to select the appropriate sintering parameters: temperature, pressure, duration, etc.
  • Be able to use SPS technology for the sintering of conducting (copper) and isolating (alumina) materials

> Where : Toulouse
> Equipment : Fuji (ex Sumitomo) SPS 2080 and Fuji 632 Lx at the National SPS Platform
> Laboratory: CIRIMAT
> Training Coordinator: C. Estournes

Coatings by sol-gel synthesis :
preparation and industrial applications

Technicians and engineers working in the area of coatings: research, development and production

  • Learn about the preparation and industrial applications of coatings obtained by sol-gel methods
  • Master the chemical fundamentals of the sol-gel process
  • Be able to prepare, on the lab scale, a coating using the sol-gel process
  • Understand the correlation between the coating’s functional properties and its morphology and structural characteristics

> Where : Toulouse
> Equipment: Tools for the preparation of the sol and its deposition on the substrate; optical 3D microscope; scanning electron microscope; tribometer
> Laboratory : CIRIMAT
> Training Coordinator : M. Gressier


Chemists (technicians, engineers, supervisors) wanting to undertake peptide synthesis
Biologists or analysts with some basic knowledge of organic chemistry

  • Review the theory of peptide synthesis in solution and on supports
  • Be able to critically select a synthetic approach from the most recent strategies and methods for the synthesis of peptides and analogues
  • Be able to carry out a solid-state synthesis of a peptide
  • Be able to purify and analyse a peptide

> Where : Montpellier
> Laboratory: IBMM
> Equipment: Synbio3 Platform
> Training Coordinator: G. Subra

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