The Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) is a CNRS research unit linked with the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and the Institute of Information Sciences and their interactions (INS2I).
Located at Toulouse, LAAS is associated with the 5 founding members of the University of Toulouse:
To anticipate the major interdisciplinary challenges related to our fast-changing society, the LAAS-CNRS identified strategic focuses based on the four major disciplinary fields that are the trade mark of the laboratory since its inception: automation, robotics, information technology and micro and nanotechnologies. Within these disciplines, eight scientific departments define the future guidelines and coordinate the activities of the 26 research teams.
The researches carried out at the LAAS-CNRS, aim to gain a fundamental comprehension of complex systems while considering the usage which can be made as a result. In contrast, a lot of industrial or societal issues for instance in aeronautics, space, health, energy or communication network, raise fundamental questions which motivate the laboratory research projects. The major part of the projects is federated by the four strategic focuses of the laboratory, tools of prospective projection which set out the objectives of our research works:
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The concept of research “orientated” towards companies and society is at the base of the creation of the M.I.N.E.S Carnot Institute. Composed of Armines and 8 engineering schools, it is built on a multi-disciplinary academic foundation enhanced by a 50-year heritage of providing solutions to meet the needs of the socio-economic players. Truly inspirational for companies seeking innovation, the M.I.N.E.S Carnot Institutedraws its strength from its motivation to break down scientific barriers.
Apart from its wide range of skills, the community of 1,700 research staff also has experience in technology transfer.
The Télécom & Société numérique Carnot Institute is France’s premier Carnot Institute dedicated to information and communication sciences and technologies at a national level. It offers cutting-edge research and integrated solutions to the complex technological issues that have emerged in the ongoing digital, energy, environmental and industrial revolutions:
We are focused on the technical, economic and social consequences of these revolutions, especially regarding IoT, networks & media of the future, uses and services, autonomy and health, environment sustainability and global security.
The LabEx NanoSaclay is an interdisciplinary cluster of excellence for nanosciences and nanotechnology integrated to the Paris-Saclay University and funded for 8,5 years. It has been selected in 2011 under the French program “Investments for the Future”. It is supported by local renowned research and training institutions (CNRS, Universities of Paris-Sud and Versailles-Saint-Quentin, CEA, Ecole Polytechnique, Institute of Optical Graduate School, Supelec, Ecole Centrale Paris, ENS Cachan, Onera, Synchrotron Soleil and Thales).
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Furthermore, the LabEx NanoSaclay supports emerging and innovation projects that guarantee its dynamism and attractivity. It also intends to support training of the students of the Paris-Saclay University within the nanosciences issues.
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ESIEE Paris is a French engineer school of higher education and research in computer science, electronics, telecommunications and embedded systems. Research topics are: (i) computer science, image, signal, (ii) sensors for health, energy and environment, (iii) electronics and communications, (iv) embedded systems, networks and manufacturing, and (v) innovation management. There are developed in new cleanrooms on 650 m², and virtual reality room, and two other technological platforms for digital, RF, microwave and optical communications and embedded systems. Cleanrooms also host industrial R&D and provide prototypes and small and medium-sized batches for various application fields such as biomedical, aviation, environment, etc. Most recently, “ESIEE Connect” project, funded by the 2nd Future Investments Program, focus on Internet of Things and the related education need, including initial and ongoing training and a technological acceleration program.