UPPA’s first information day on Innovation in partnership with private businessesIPREM - Pau

Partnership innovation was in the spotlight this Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at IPREM. The Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physical Chemistry for the Environment and Materials (IPREM), a joint research unit between CNRS and UPPA, was the first step in a series of “InnoDays” spread over several months within the various research units of the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA).

Initiated by Christophe Derail, UPPA vice-president in charge of partnerships and innovation, this first day devoted to partnership research and technology transfer brought together nearly 90 researchers and representatives of partner companies. With Jean-Luc Moullet, Director General of Innovation at CNRS, and Pascale Ribon, Director of BPI France’s Deeptech plan for innovative start-ups, he discussed the challenges of partnership, technology transfer and the creation of start-ups. Maylis Chusseau, President of the SATT* Aquitaine Science Transfert, led a session on intellectual property and technology transfer to companies.

IPREM Deputy Director Laurent Billon also presented a quantitative and qualitative assessment of partnership projects at IPREM, including the development of patents and licenses, and technology transfer (prematurity, maturation and creation of start-ups). This day was enriched by presentations of IPREM researchers’ work and several testimonies from industrial partners: Gascogne Bois (junior chair in wood), the start-up Scale (Manta chair), Arkema (RAISE hub) and M2i Group (joint lab Sophair). Finally, the services of CNRS Aquitaine and UPPA, as well as Pierre Cézac, director of ISIFoR**, presented the various mechanisms that can be used to facilitate the projects of researchers and companies.


*SATT: Société d'Accélération du Transfert de Technologie (Technology Transfer Acceleration Company)

**ISIFoR: This Carnot-accredited institute has been federating academic research dedicated to energy and environmental issues related to the subsoil in the southwestern region since 2011.