The TSE partners are mostly French and foreign businesses who examine, along with teams of researchers, the research issues that concern their field of activity.
These businesses are often quite large. Sometimes, businesses get together to form groups that take part in research programmes in which they have a common interest. Public bodies are also partners, for example ministries, development agencies and central banks.
They play a major role in its development: they raise issues, encourage multi-year research programmes, distribute work to industry and provide financial support.