Scientific Innovation: an organic link between research and education to promote innovation

Placing technology transfer at the forefront of priorities in creating Université Paris-Saclay conveys its ambition to jointly build an ecosystem that is favorable to the production of innovation and the development of industrial activities.


The university’s objectives for innovation are to :

  • Become one of the top 10 international universities in terms of economic impact, and become a significant driving force in the development of the Ile-de-France region, as well as in the renewal of the region's industrial fabric ; and
  • double the number of innovation and patents filed and the number of tehnology companies created annually in 10 years and triple it in 15 years


Key factors of success

The objective is not to clone foreign systems, which are otherwise very efficient, but rather to invent/create the model that will best promote the promising ecosystem of Université Paris-Saclay.

The three main criteria of Université Paris-Saclay's technology transfer policy will be international visibility, reputation of the best researchers, students and business people, and responsiveness. Responsiveness will mainly be measured by our capacity to respond to, or support, internal or external requests within deadlines that are compatible with the demands of the business world.

Two essential factors of success:

  • Our investment in student entrepreneurship, which constitutes a priority for the Paris-Saclay Campus ecosystem
  • Our capacity to facilitate exchanges between academic and socio-economic players and to facilitate a network of innovation and business players from the Saclay area around structured projects. Several working groups involving teaching institutions, research organizations, industrial partners and also local authorities have been set up to successfully set up these projects.

Last news

Télécom ParisTech célèbre l’innovation

Wednesday 21 June 2017 - Innovation

La 5° édition des Journées de l’Innovation de Télécom ParisTech a eu lieu le 15 juin 2017. Trois projet et start-up ont été récompensées.

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Des étudiants de l’Université Paris-Saclay intègrent PEPITE STARTER Ile-de-France

Thursday 15 June 2017 - Innovation

L’entrepreneuriat étudiant constitue un axe stratégique de l’innovation pour l’Université Paris-Saclay.

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Université Paris-Saclay's first Tech Meetings

Friday 19 May 2017 - Innovation

Université Paris-Saclay, Opticsvalley and SATT Paris-Saclay organized their Tech Meetings’ first edition around the perception of urban environment...

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2nd edition of TechMeetings of Université Paris-Saclay, in partnership with I2BC and CNRS

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - Innovation

"TechMeetings" is the name given to meetings organized every 3 months, that gather laboratories of Université Paris-Saclay and French SMEs. Each...

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Monday 24 April 2017 - Innovation

For old or disabled people, walking can become a nightmare. Pain or repeating falls can discourage many people trying to stand up.

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First « Saclay Crunch » on 4th April at EDF Lab

Monday 03 April 2017 - Innovation

Each quarter of the year, Partech et Kurma - who are managing the Paris-Saclay Seed Fund on behalf of Université Paris-Saclay - are organizing ...

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Which synergy between education, research and companies on the plateau of Saclay to encourage innovation?

Friday 24 February 2017 - Innovation

The panel of education programme and research of the members of Université Paris-Saclay is situated on a territory favourable to produce social and...

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A yeast designed to kill cancer

Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Innovation

In only a few months, a start-up based at Génopole d’Evry, the first BioPark in France dedicated to genetic and genome research, has created yeasts...

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