Association pour la Recherche et le Developpement des Methodes et Processus Industriels
Organization Type: Research Institute
ARMINES (www.armines.net) is a private non-profit research and technological organisation (RTO) funded in 1967 having common research centers with the Ecoles des Mines: Paris (Mines ParisTech), Albi-Carmaux (Mines Albi-Carmaux), Alès (Mines Alès), Douai (Mines Douai), Nantes (Mines Nantes) and Saint-Etienne (Mines Saint-Etienne), gathering public and private personnel and means, to collaborate on an arms legnths basis and perform research contractual activities and academic research training. The Joint Research Units and the collaboration between ARMINES and the Ecole des Mines are organised within the frame of a convention signed with each Ecole des Mines in conformity with the Law dated April 18th, 2006, under the administrative authority of the French Minister of Industry; ARMINES having in addition, the duty to manage research contractual activities and the related intellectual property rights. ARMINES currently shares 48 Joint Research Units (Common Research Centres) with the Ecoles des Mines. the. ARMINES also collaborates with ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, ENPC and Ecole Navale.
With a total turnover of more than €44,72 million (2015), ARMINES is is amongst the top of private contract research institutions affiliated to higher education entities. ARMINES is also member of EARTO (European Association of RTOs), EIRMA (European Industrial Research Association Management) and of the Carnot Institute. In terms of European activity, ARMINES through the Joint Research Units are involved in European projects since 1994 (FP4) and obtained, within FP7, 11 projects as coordinator and 87 as partner.