The IEMN has been part of the association of Instituts Carnot since 2006. The Carnot label is destined to help form partnerships between public research laboratories and private enterprise. The label is allotted for a period of 4 years (renewable) to public research laboratories, which perform simultaneous activities in preliminary and fundamental research. Based on their scientific competencies, they take initiative with respect to research partnerships with private enterprise . The IEMN has engaged itself to respect the terms of the Carnot charter which describes the spirit and ethics of the label.