Different types of below-ground heat exchangers for geothermal heat pumps at the BRGM's experimental geothermal energy platform (Orléans, 2009). © BRGM - Girelle Prod

EnergICs: Carnot Institute support to boost competitiveness in the energy sector

The BRGM Carnot Institute is one of the 5 leading public research organisations with the Carnot Label involved in the EnergICs project, designed to boost technological innovation on energy in micro-enterprises, SMEs and middle-market companies.

To address today's energy and environmental concerns, EnergICs, a "Carnot Value Chain" project, is developing research partnerships with micro-enterprises, SMEs and middle-market companies based on discussions about their needs and direct access to R&D competences and facilities that meet the highest international standards.

Support from the Carnot Institutes for the energy transition in micro-enterprises, SMEs and middle-market companies

The EnergICs consortium is piloted by 5 Carnot Institutes specialising in energy and the energy transition: Énergies du Futur, M.I.N.E.S, BRGM, CSTB and ICÉEL. The EnergICs project aims to:

  • address energy transition concerns,
  • meet R&D needs in businesses,
  • support business competitiveness,
  • facilitate access to innovation.

To support business innovation on energy, the consortium is organised to address four major themes:

  • renewable energy production,
  • energy conversion and infrastructure,
  • new high-efficiency usages,
  • "smart" power networks.

Renewable energy and energy efficiency: meeting business innovation needs

The aim is to strengthen the industrial link in the equipment design and manufacturing chain thanks to new energy technologies. The EnergICs project will also support the emergence of new economic models and boost the development of micro-enterprises, SMEs and middle market companies on both French and international markets.
EnergICs is building on its particular strengths:

  • diversity on the supply side to cover the entire eco-energy sector,
  • a coordinated contact team for businesses,
  • highly qualified advice on energy needs in companies,
  • guidance towards appropriate know-how,
  • a cluster of more than 100 laboratories with over 6000 researchers,
  • cutting-edge experimental facilities and software resources and a network of 50 technological innovation platforms for materials through to systems development,
  • close synergies with regional business "ecosystems" (competitiveness clusters, thematic groups, Territorial Employment Initiatives, professional unions, SME support agencies, etc.).


More information about the BRGM Carnot Institute

Visit the EnergICs website


Manon Cavril (BRGM)
Tel: +33 2 38 64 33 27

The "Carnot Value Chain" scheme to support research, development and innovation in businesses

The Carnot Institutes have organised a new scheme specifically to support research, development and innovation (RDI) in micro-enterprises, SMEs and middle-market companies. The overall aim is to facilitate access to all the human and technical resources they require to meet their R&D needs.

The BRGM is partnering two "Carnot Value Chain" projects

Eight "Carnot Value Chain" activities have already been launched for the following sectors: manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, extractive and primary processing industries, aeronautics, automobiles and mobility, fashion & luxury goods, sports and healthy living, clean energy.

The BRGM is involved in the following:


More about the "Carnot Value Chain" scheme

BRGM - 3 avenue Claude-Guillemin - BP 36009 45060 Orléans Cedex 2 - France Tel.: +33 (0)2 38 64 34 34