The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study and traineeship fellowships are available to scientists. Alongside training, dynamism and attractiveness of RIIP will result in the creation of 4-year group for the young researchers.
The philosophy of the Entrepreneurship at the Institut Pasteur is based on facilitating the creation of new companies that exploit the science, technologies and know-how discovered and developed on the campus.
The Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship team as well as other administrative services provide the Entrepreneurs with a number of resources needed for the initiation and launch of the company including legal, marketing, business development, management, financial and technical support services as well as laboratory and office facilities.
In most cases, the Institut Pasteur develops several types of relationship with its spin-off:
A shareholder position, contributing to the initial capital of the company and when possible facilitating the search for additional seed funding,
A licensor position strengthening the start up with a strong patent portfolio
An incubator position giving access to equipped P1, P2 and P2+ laboratories and offices,
A collaborative position providing, when requested by the company, privileged access to laboratories and scientific teams or core facilities.
The Institut Pasteur keeps close ties with its companies and continues to add value through placement of individuals, licensing of key technologies and connections into industry, venture capital and economic development.
The Institut Pasteur is not a long-term shareholder and expects to exit from its spin-off capital within 6 to 8 years from initial investment to reinvest in new start ups.