EURECOM is a French graduate school and a research center in communication systems based in the international science park of Sophia Antipolis, which brings together renowned universities such as Télécom ParisTech, Aalto University (Helsinki), Politecnico di Torino, Technische Universität München (TUM), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Chalmers University of Technology. EURECOM is a school of Institut Mines Telecom.
EURECOM benefits from a strong interaction with the industry through its specific administrative structure: Economic Interest Group (kind of consortium), which brings together international companies such as: Orange, ST Microelectronics, BMW Group Research & Technology, Symantec, Monaco Telecom, SAP, IABG and with the Principality of Monaco.
EURECOM deploys its expertise around three major fields: Networking and security, Multimedia Communications and Mobile Communications. EURECOM is particularly active in research in its areas of excellence while also training a large number of doctoral candidates. Its contractual research is recognized across Europe and contributes largely to its budget.
Thanks to its strong ties set up with the industry, EURECOM was awarded the “Institut Carnot” label jointly with the Institut Telecom right from 2006. The Carnot Label was designed to develop and professionalize cooperative research. It encourages the realization of research projects in public research centers that work together with socioeconomic actors, especially companies.