The Inria Innovation Lab and Labcom systems boost technology transfers to SMEs
In order to boost technology transfers to SMEs and SMIs, Inria has established the Inria Innovation Lab (ex I-Labs) and Labcom systems. The idea is to bring together an Inria project team and a partner SME in a joint laboratory.
The two partners define a joint, specific work program lasting two to three years. Incentives are given by Inria or the National Research Agency to the project team involved, while the SME can receive government assistance to finance its research project. The innovation capacity of these SMEs must be reinforced with an increase in their R&D recruitments and technology transfers.
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In 2014, Inria and the company AdaCore launched a joint laboratory (LabCom) called ProofInUse for a duration of three years. The purpose of this joint laboratory was to propose mathematical proof-based verification tools to industry, which aim to replace or complement the activities of existing tests whilst reducing verification costs.