IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) is a leading higher education and research institutions in France, focusing on science, engineering, and digital technology. IMT is a public institution under the Ministries for Industry and Digital Technologies. IMT has extensive geographical coverage, is ranked among the top French engineering schools, and is active in a broad spectrum of themes: digital, industry, healthcare, cybersecurity, mobility. Data science and AI are among the IMT strategic priorities.
IMT Transfert is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMT. IMT Transfert actively promotes technology transfer, works closely with companies via industrial research chairs, and fosters entrepreneurship via its own nation-wide network of startup incubators.
TeraLab is an AI and big data innovation platform for education, research, and innovation, part of IMT Transfert. TeraLab was launched as a winner project of the 2012 big data call of the French Investment for the Future scheme (5.6 million euros). TeraLab has been operational since 2014 and has conducted over 60 projects in a variety of fields, with a focus on cybersecurity, industry, and healthcare. Its mission is to accelerate data-driven innovation by providing infrastructure, architecture, tools, access to data, and an ecosystem of talent, research, and training. TeraLab is one of the 30 European AI DIHs and part of a select AI DIH Network. TeraLab holds a BDVA European “Silver i-Space” label, and is the French Hub of IDSA.
TeraLab has developed infrastructure that allows sharing and experimenting with data in a secure, neutral, and trusted environment. This infrastructure comprises technical and legal elements, and is well suited for sensitive data such as healthcare data.