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.

Latest news

The Design Spot, the design center at Université Paris-Saclay, now offers design courses

Monday 03 December 2018 - Innovation

The Design Spot, le centre de design de l’Université Paris-Saclay, lance sa première offre de formations courtes avec pour objectif d’initier les...

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Nos lauréates du prix PEPITE Ile-de-France soignent tous vos maux avec leurs compositions naturelles d'huiles essentielles et végétales

Thursday 29 November 2018 - Innovation

Laure, Marie-Claire et Camille ont créé la start-up Les Petites Essentielles pour remédier aux maux du quotidien de façon naturelle avec le soutien...

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Pépite Factory launches its startup grant!

Wednesday 28 November 2018 - Innovation

Are you a student entrepreneur ready to start your own business? You’re in luck: Pépite Factory will take care of the fees for registering your...

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Congratulations to the three 2018 PEPITE Prize winning startups

Friday 23 November 2018 - Innovation

CocoPlant, Lowpital and Peen Up, startups led by Université Paris-Saclay PÉPITE PEIPS student-entrepreneurs have just been awarded the 2018 PEPITE...

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Startup for kids – call for applications

Friday 23 November 2018 - Innovation

This is a call to startups, companies and research labs to come and raise your profile and test your innovations with a receptive audience, at...

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Student-entrepreneurs at MIF Expo

Thursday 22 November 2018 - Innovation

Our student-entrepreneurs were at MIF Expo, the “Made in France” trade fair, on 10, 11 and 12 November. Naturally, their products were all … made...

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New Design Training Courses

Tuesday 20 November 2018 - Innovation

The Design Spot launches short training courses open to the students, faculty and staff of Université Paris-Saclay institutions, and to the...

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Become a Student-Entrepreneur in 2018-2019

Monday 29 October 2018 - Innovation

Why choose between being a student or an entrepreneur? The National Student-Entrepreneur Status gives all students and new graduates a chance to...

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