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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 (courses provided in French only)


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 Coordinators: Gilles Subra, Pascal Verdié

16–19 March 2020

Preparative HPLC for the
purification of peptides

Engineers and technicians using phase liquid chromatography

  • Know the critical parameters and influencing factors in the process of peptide purification by HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography)
  • Be able to optimize the purification protocol according to the defined criteria
  • Be able to apply a change of scale (analytical to preparative)

> Where : Montpellier
> Laboratory: IBMM
> Training Coordinators: Pascal Verdié, Luc Brunel

23–25 March 2020

Nanoparticular systems:
preparation and characterisation methods

Technicians, engineers, researchers in the pharmaceutic, cosmetic, environmental, chemical, agrifood industries

  • Acquire the state-of-the-art in polymer and lipid nanoparticle preparation techniques by bottom-up and top-down techniques
  • Be able to characterize nanoparticles in terms of size distribution (intensity, number and volume) and surface charge by DLS (dynamic light scattering) coupled with zetametry
  • Know how to determine the concentration of nanoparticles by NTA (individual monitoring of nanoparticles)
  • Highlight the complementarity between DLS and NTA on the characterization of synthetic or natural nanoparticles, both mono- or multi-dispersed

> Where : Montpellier
> Laboratory: ICGM
> Training Coordinators: Sylvie Bégu, Marie Morille, Philippe Legrand

25–27 March 2020

Mechanochemistry for
green synthetic chemistry

Technicians, engineers, researchers

  • Understand the fundamental principals of mechanochemistry
  • Apply mechanochemistry in the context of green syntheses
  • Acquire the state-of-the-art based on academic and industrial developments in the application of mechanochemistry to reactions
  • Be capable of carrying out a reaction by mechanochemical methods

> Where : Montpellier
> Laboratory: IBMM
> Training Coordinators: Frédéric Lamaty, Thomas-Xavier Métro, Xavier Bantreil

1–2 April 2020

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 : Marie Gressier

 27–29 May 2020

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