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

Friday 15 February 2019 - 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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Genopole et Université Paris-Saclay ont lancé la 1ère édition de MeetMyPlatform

Tuesday 05 February 2019 - Innovation

Meet My Platform | Université Paris-Saclay s’est tenue le jeudi 31 janvier à CentraleSupélec, sur le campus de Gif-sur-Yvette. Cette première...

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Journée Entrepreneuriat Etudiant - Université Paris-Saclay 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019 - Innovation

Rencontrez les jeunes entrepreneurs de l’Université Paris-Saclay et découvrez leurs projets et leurs réussites. Laissez-vous convaincre et, qui...

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Candidatez au concours d’idées à la création d’entreprise

Friday 25 January 2019 - Innovation

Pour vous, la Communauté d’agglomération Paris-Saclay organise le Concours d’idées à la création d’entreprise ouvert jusqu'au 31 mars 2019.

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Oser la Deeptech au féminin

Thursday 24 January 2019 - Innovation

La Deep Tech française compte encore trop peu d’entrepreneuses. l'Université Paris-Saclay s’engage et accompagne les étudiantes pour accélérer la...

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With Lab2Biz, HEC Paris and Université Paris-Saclay confirm their collaboration on deeptech basic research and entrepreneurship

Thursday 20 December 2018 - Innovation

Every year since 2014, the Lab2Biz brings scientists from Université Paris-Saclay with a business project together with students on the HEC Paris...

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Our PEPITE Ile-de-France prize winners treat everyday ailments with their natural essential and vegetable oil blends

Thursday 29 November 2018 - Innovation

Laure, Marie-Claire and Camille created their startup, Les Petites Essentielles, to treat common complaints naturally, with the support of...

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