Research partnershipsIndustrial and commercial activities department

The research centers and CRITT partnering with Toulouse INP-ENSIACET fulfil their role in highlighting and spreading the results of research. They conduct research on their own, but also in partnership with companies.

This kind of research combines innovation and scientific quality, and benefits both society and companies. These collaborations are established by researchers regarding the scientific framework, and by a Toulouse INP dedicated service, SAIC INPact, regarding the financial and juridical frameworks, which are linked with industrial property.

Scientific Partnerships

The research at Toulouse INP relies on approximately 700 researchers grouped in 17 laboratories associated with the CNRS, INRA and other universities in Toulouse. The two main fields of research of Toulouse INP are:

  • Physical science and Engineering for Energy, Climate, Digitalisation and Materials
  • Life Science and Engineering for Agronomy, Agribusiness and Environment

Links with industry

Competitive clusters

Seven competitive clusters approved by the State are based in Occitanie:

  • Aeronautics, Space et Embedded Systems (Aerospace Valley)
  • Cancer Bio Health
  • Agri Sud-Ouest innovation
  • Derbi
  • Water
  • Elopsys
  • Ceramics European cluster


Labcom - Joint Laboratory with SMEs

The Labcom or Joint Laboratories are new schemes funded by the ANR (National Research Agency) to encourage the R & D partnership of SMEs and ETI. Clearly recognising the quality of the research carried out in our laboratories and our experience in partnership research, the ANR has decided to support three Labcom projects at Toulouse INP:

  • Sophy (green chemistry)
    Sophy Research and Innovation Laboratory (for optimum stability of hydrocolloid emulsions). Hosted by the LGC laboratory and the SME Caragum.
  • Cocoon (Aeronautics and Space)
    Joint laboratory for coatings on three-dimensional surfaces. Supported by the Cirimat laboratory and the Mecano engineering and development company.
  • C2R Bionut (agribusiness)
    Renewable carbon chemistry for bio-fertilisation and plant nutrition. Hosted by the LCA laboratory and the Agronutrition company.





Through its laboratories, Toulouse INP is involved in four Instituts Carnot

  • Carnot Chimie Balard CIRIMAT (UMR CNRS/Toulouse INP/UPS) 
    The former Institut Carnot Cirimat approached the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard of Montpellier to create the IC Chimie Balard CIRIMAT. It develops multidisciplinary research concerning all major families of materials (metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites) from their conception to their behaviour in service.
    The research themes touch on the reactivity of surfaces, interfaces and systems with a high surface / volume ratio, and the dynamics of heterogeneous systems.
  • 3BCAR
    Located in the Île-de-France and Occitanie regions, this institute aims to "support the development of green chemistry from renewable carbon". It is carried out by INRA, INSA Toulouse, CNRS, Toulouse INP, CIRAD, Montpellier Supagro, Université de Montpellier-II and Agro ParisTech. The laboratories involved from Toulouse INP are LGC and LCA.
  • France Futur Elevage
    This Institut Carnot for animal health is devoted to "agro-industries of the livestock sector and advanced agronomic research". INRA, CIRAD, Université Toulouse III- Paul-Sabatier, the Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse (ENVT), Agro Toulouse (Toulouse INP-ENSAT), the Ecole d’ingénieurs de PURPAN (Toulouse INP-PURPAN) ) and Oniris (National Veterinary School, agri-food and food Nantes-Atlantique) are the relevant leaders of the project. The laboratory involved from Toulouse INP is GENPHYSE.
    Based in Aquitaine, this institute is devoted to the field of sustainable engineering of fossil resources with a budget of 31 million euros. It is supported by the CNRS, the IRD, Toulouse INP, Rhodia, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, Université de Bordeaux-I, Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour and Total. The laboratory involved representing Toulouse INP is the IMFT.



As part of the future investments for higher education and research, 100 laureates were selected following the "Laboratories of excellence" call for projects. Among the three Toulouse winners:

  • Cimi (International Centre of Mathematics and Software in Toulouse)
    Project in which Irit laboratory collaborates actively. 
  • Tulip 
    Project in which GBF is strongly involved. 
  • Labex SMS
    Project which includes two research teams from the Agir and Irit laboratories.

Chairs of Attractiveness


They aim to attract French or foreign scientists with very high international visibility to the Université de Toulouse. These scientists are invited to collaborate in a sustainable way with the teams of the university, contributing to their dynamism and involvement in the best research programmes worldwide.

Today, three professors are being hosted by Toulouse INP research laboratories:

  • Alessandro Bottaro, Pr University of Genoa - Italy, Chair in Fluid Mechanics of the project "Flow over bioskins"
  • Jeffrey F. Morris, Pr City College University of New-York - USA, Chair in Chemical Engineering of the project "from the nanoscale to eulerian modeling: engineering and science in suspensions"
  • Rodney Fox, Pr Iowa State University - USA, Chair in in chemical engineering on the project "Biological, Reactive, Multiphase Flows"

Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00