Towards innovation detection and technology transfer
The LabEx INRT intellectual property (IP) strategy is to hook up with the local Technology Transfer Office (TTO) SATT Conectus Alsace, from scouting of research teams’ emerging inventions to the protection and transfer of these IP assets.
Our technologies are fully developed and matured, with the financial support of the Conectus Investment Fund, providing our partners with technologies that have minimized investment risk.
In 2012, we established a partnership with the SATT Conectus Alsace, and jointly hired an IP Scout, fully dedicated to support the LabEx INRT teams.
He is the point of contact for any IP/tech transfer matters and coordinates follow-up activities with the SATT colleagues (Patent engineers, Investment managers, Business developers, IP lawyers).
In 2013, we extended our partnership with the SATT Conectus Alsace to co-fund highly risky-innovative preliminary projects for which no funding mechanism exists.
By injecting seed-money, the LabEx INRT aims to allow early innovative projects to reach a sufficiently advanced stage to meet the “Conectus investment fund” criteria and directly benefit from the “Conectus investment fund in innovative projects” before being eventually transferred to the market.
With its partnership with the SATT, the LabEx INRT generates optimal conditions to maximize innovation detection and output generation.
Overall, LabEx INRT has obtained additional funding through the SATT investment funds amounting up to 16% of all SATT projects across disciplines in Alsace, and 15% of total investment of the SATT so far.
In the health sector, LabEx INRT has a success rate of 26%, with a total of 25% of SATT investment in Health.