IT - INRA Transfert, France

INRA Transfert is a wholly owned subsidiary of INRA founded in 2001 as part of its effort to exploit research results and innovative technologies, and develop them into concrete business opportunities. IT was originally a technology transfer company specialized in the field of innovating technologies arising from agriculture-related research. The Europe Department of INRA was additionally created in 2004 with the purpose of strengthening the participation of INRA in the European Research Area. Its mission is to help INRA researchers and beneficiaries set up projects in response to EC calls and to manage them once selected by the EC. Thanks to a team combining scientific background, project management skills and good knowledge of EC programmes, the Europe Department of INRA Transfert has a strong expertise in (i) helping researchers in the conception, construction and writing of relevant proposals; (ii) managing collaborative research projects. Additionally, in terms of dissemination of the project results, IT provides its unique expertise held by its Technology Transfer department for: (i) managing technology portfolios through analysing inventions and their environment, searching for industrial beneficiaries, negotiating terms and conditions of technology transfer; (ii) supporting development of innovative start-up companies by defining a business project around the know-how or patented technology to be transferred; determining IP related results to guarantee conditions for product commercialisation; organising the technology transfer to the innovation company.

Role in the project

INRA Transfert will participate as co-leader in work package 7 and thus in the administrative and financial management work, risk management, logistics as well as the management and implementation of the project collaborative workspace.

Key person involved

  • Adriana Voicu, Co-leader work package 7