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A leading innovator through collaborative research



ARMINES is a private non-profit research and technological organisation (RTO) funded in 1967 at the instigation of its partner engineering schools, the Ecoles des Mines network.

ARMINES currently shares 48 Joint Research Units (Common Research Centres) with its partner schools, where each legal entity, either private or public, provides personnel, investment and operating resources for common research purpose.

Under the supervision of the French Ministry for Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, ARMINES is bound by French government-approved agreements to its partner schools of the Ecoles des Mines and IMT network: Paris (MINES ParisTech), Albi-Carmaux (IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux), Alès (IMT Mines Alès), Douai (IMT Nord Europe), Nantes (IMT Atlantique) and Saint-Etienne (MINES Saint-Etienne). ARMINES also collaborates with ENSTA ParisTech and Polytechnique.

 The academic oriented to industry

In this specific context, ARMINES operates within the framework of the law of 18 April 2006 which allows public sector higher education or research establishments to entrust private-sector organisations with their contractual research activities.

With a total turnover of nearly of €40 million in 2019, ARMINES has held on to the top spot amongst private contract research institutions affiliated to higher education establishments.




Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020

For more than 20 years, ARMINES has taken part in European programmes for research, development and innovation. Today the common research centres of ARMINES and the Ecole des Mines network take part in the 3 pillars of Horizon 2020. A dedicated team is in charge of assisting the common research centres willing to take part in Horizon 2020.







Key figures



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379 project proposals submitted

98 projects funded

Of which 11 as Coordinator

Of which 3 ERC Grants

Success rate 25.5% 


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410 project proposals submitted

61 projects funded

Of which 10 as Coordinator

Of which 5 ERC Grant

 rate 15%


A European network

ARMINES is a member of various European associations among which EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association) and EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations). ARMINES is also a member of the « Groupe de Concertation Transversal Europe » (GCTE), coordinated by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, MENESR) and of the HORIZON 2020 Group coordinated by the French National Association for Technological Research (Association Nationale pour la Recherche Technologique, ANRT).

The Project Managers also take part to National Thematic Groups organized at national level by the French Members of the Horizon 2020 Programme Committees.




Impact: a key factor for a successful HORIZON 2020 proposal!


Feedback and sharing of experience from:


  1. Scientific Coordinators
  2. ERC Grant Holders
  3. Experts for evaluation of H2020 proposals


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Contacts of the Partnership Development Department

Department under the leadership of Eric WEILAND, Director of ARMINES


For EU projects as Coordinator


Mathieu REBOUL

All sites

+33 1 40 51 94 78 


For EU projects as Partner


MINES Paris (Evry, Sophia Antipolis), ENSTA

+33 1 40 51 93 66



MINES Paris (Paris, Sophia Antipolis), IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, IMT Mines Alès, ENSTA Paris, Ecole Polytechnique
+33 1 40 51 93 07


MINES Paris (Palaiseau, Fontainebleau), IMT Lille Douai, IMT Atlantique, Mines Saint-Etienne

+33 1 40 51 94 77


Transversal actions