Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (IMTBS) is one of 13 graduate schools in the Institut Mines- Télécom, one of France’s major educational and research establishments. In addition to IMTBS, the Institute groups many of the country’s key engineering schools and plays a central role in developing both ground-breaking and applied research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and faculty. The schools of the Institute are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international levels. Institut Mines-Telecom is a both a major actor in the French research landscape and in European research programmes, accounting for 192 research contracts in FP7, for example. The Institute combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on four key transformative fields of the 21st century: Digital Technologies, Energy, Ecology and Production.
Developed within the tradition of French Grandes Écoles, IMTBS is an educational establishment internationally renowned in its field with very close engagement with business and government. In addition to undergraduate and graduate programmes, the school offers over 100 executive programmes annually, and its governing body includes executives from global firms such as Vivendi, BNP, Google, Airbus Group, and Orange. IMTBS students are required to spend at least six months of their educational period on in-company work placements, and the school actively develops research projects with corporate partners and works closely with local networks of SMEs.
Developing a new generation in Europe is a key goal for the IMTBS team working on the STEM Valorise project, and we are happy to be working with a cohort of distinguished partners towards this goal. Due to IMTBS’ research excellence and close links with local and transnational business, as well as the project team’s extensive experience and expertise in leading highly engaged and collaborative projects on university-business cooperation, IMTBS is leading Intellectual Output 1 (IO1) of the STEM Valorise project. IO1 includes designing the methodology and tools for data collection, and ultimately culminates in a synthesis report. This report will provide a foundation upon which a novel framework will be developed to aid universities in empowering a new generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics researchers.
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