The start-up iQSpot, which was created in 2015 at the Inria-Bordeaux research centre and specialises in energy savings, has just raised 300,000 Euros in seed funding from IT-Translation.
VULOG, an Inria start-up created in 2006 by Georges Gallais and David Emsellem, is the European leader in car-sharing technologies. It has just raised 8.4 million euros from the Fonds Ecotechnologies and the Environmental Technologies Fund to develop a new generation of car-sharing on a world scale.
Carnot institutes : 10 years of innovation
The Carnot institutes network, which was created in 2006 to bring the world of research closer to that of companies, has proven the strength of its commitment to partnership research and its effectiveness for the economy: it has more than doubled its turnover with companies, going from 186 million Euros of partnership research contracts in the first year to 458 million Euros in 2014. With only 15% of the French public research workforce, it carries out over 55% of research outsourced by companies to public research.
Competition to aid the creation of innovative technology companies
Seven Inria projects have won awards at the i-LAB competition, organised by the French Ministry of Research (MENESR) and Bpifrance with the aim of identifying and supporting the creation of new French companies in the most innovative technological fields.
Netva Program 2015
XtremLogic, an Inria startup founded in 2014, has been selected for the NETVA 2015 program, which provides personalised support and mentoring to prepare the winners for taking on the American markets.
EIT ICT Labs
EIT ICT Labs calls for high-growth European startups active in digital technologies to apply for the 2015 edition of its Idea Challenge contest. The call for application is open from May 6 till July 6. Successful applicants win up to 40,000 Euro and benefit from the pan-European Business Development Accelerator of EIT ICT Labs to become European success stories.
1984: Inria becomes a shareholder in a first company, SIMULOG. It was the start of a history of company creation which is still going strong today! Today, and over the coming months, Inria is turning the spotlight on 30 years of exciting entrepreneurial ventures. It is an opportunity to remind ourselves that the creation of businesses is one of the areas Inria decided to focus on in its search for economic and societal impact. Interview with Antoine Petit, managing director of Inria and Eric Horlait, Inria’s deputy managing director responsible for transfer and industrial partnerships
Celebrating thirty years of creating start-ups, Inria invites you to meet some of those who have built these businesses, and to discover the stories of their adventures as entrepreneurs, and the colleagues and partners who have helped them along the way. Follow their stories of success as they unfold across the coming months. Today, three chief executives of Inria start-ups, all originally researchers or engineers, tell the stories of their leap into the unknown world of entrepreneurship.
Vincent Roca, a researcher with the Privatics team, has received the third FIEEC 2014 Applied Research award for his work on industrial transfer towards the French SME Expway, which specializes in broadcasting services such as live television and datacasting via IP and mobile networks.
Inria & PRIME
Inria has just signed a partnership with PRIME, the American subsidiary of Paris Région Entreprises, whose mission is to promote the Paris region as a centre of innovation.
With this partnership, Inria seeks to consolidate its activities in the United States and, in particular, support and promote the economic development of its start-ups with the help of the Inria Alumni network.