A knowledge connector, RENATER, the French National Telecommunications Network for Technology, Education and Research, is the benchmark for the education and research community digital infrastructure.

RENATER is a public interest grouping (GIP) that was created in 1993 to manage the national electronic communications network for technology, education and research.

RENATER members are the French Ministry for National Education, Youth and Sports, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, as well as research organisations CNRS, CPU, CEA, Inria, CNES, Inrae, Inserm, Onera, Cirad, IRD and BRGM.