The Technology Transfer and Industrial Partnership Department helps researchers and industrial partners, from initial scientific discovery through exploitation and implementation of inventions.
"There is science and the applications of science, bound to each other as the fruit to the tree that bore it" Louis Pasteur
Developing research applications is one of the objectives of the Institut Pasteur 2019/2023 strategic plan, whose goal is to give new impetus to basic research and increase its impact on health issues.
Specific measures have been introduced to boost the capacity to develop interaction with industrial partners. Such actions include financial incentives, including technology transfer in the performance assessment criteria for scientists, and most notably, the establishment of the Consultative Innovation Committee and the Innovation Accelerator:
The Consultative Innovation Committee is composed of internal experts in both scientific and industrial research. It provides technical expertise that allows the Institut Pasteur to consider research projects not only in terms of scientific interest, but also in terms of industrial feasibility and potential market value.
The Innovation Accelerator set up in 2019 at the Institut Pasteur is tasked with bridging the technological development gap currently standing in the way of licensing and commercializing new scientific discoveries. By combining financing strategies, industrial technical support, and business expertise, the Innovation Accelerator will allow promising innovations to move efficiently from the laboratory to the commercial domain.
By helping our scientists to turn their excellent science and ideas into applications and innovative products and services, we aim to make healthcare available for everyone everywhere in the world. Technology transfer and the development of industrial partnerships boost funding for new projects and benefit public health
Isabelle Buckle, Executive VP Technology Transfer and Industrial Partnership