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Technology Transfer

Priority in technology transfers to innovative SMEs

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The Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre has adopted the mission of strengthening its systems for technology transfer to SMEs.

The centre would like to significantly increase its bilateral partnership relations with SMEs, benefiting from favourable changes in research tax credit arrangements and new initiatives in Inria's management of technology transfer and innovation, whether internal (technology transfer associates, financing of technology transfer engineers, etc.) or partnership-based (OSEO-Inria agreement, for example).

BA-Systèmes: 2009 prize for Supply Chain innovation

The French leader in automatic carriages, located near Rennes, BA Systèmes is refining a new generation of machines embedding technologies resulting from a collaboration with several research centres, including Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique with the vision technologies of the Lagadic IPT.


An SME based in Rennes, a leader in urban simulation within France, Artefacto has been investing particularly in R&D since 2005 in order to write the next instalment of its development. Collaboration with Inria began in 2006 and has involved numerous projects in multiple forms. Artefacto is working with three of the centre's IPTs (Lagadic, Bunraku, Temics). A technology transfer agreement was signed in the first half of 2010 in the form of a licence for a Lagadic software program.

Keywords: SME Technology transfer Innovation