University-Business Partnerships

The Innovation and Partnerships Department (DIPA) will help you identify the skills of the site's laboratories, set up partnerships and support you in setting up your project.


Find your scientific partner

  • Are you looking for skills to develop or set up an R&D project?
  • Are you looking for scientific expertise?

The University of Montpellier has 73 research laboratories grouped into 9 scientific departments (biology, agrosciences; biology, ecology, evolution, environment, earth and water sciences; biology and health; chemistry; law and political science; economics; education; management; mathematics, computer science, physics and systems).

Web application to help characterize public structures (research units of all types, public institutions) and private structures (companies).


Various schemes encourage public-private research and innovation transfer via financing tools for companies, such as :

Set up your R&D partnership

  • You are in contact with a research laboratory to set up an R&D project, to have an expertise performed, or for any other partnership?
  • Do you want to set up a new collaboration? To perpetuate your relationship with the University?

The University of Montpellier develops public and private research partnerships at the national, European and international levels. About 400 contracts are signed each year with companies.

  • Services
  • Research collaborations
  • Consortium agreements (ANR, H2020, etc.)
  • Provision of equipment
  • Hosting your start-up

The Innovation and Partnerships Department will help you to put your research partnership into practice and to sign a contract.

Innovations and licensing

The University of Montpellier holds a portfolio of 850 patent families in full ownership or in co-ownership with public and/or private partners. The University also possesses a large amount of know-how and nearly 75 software programs and can help you develop and transfer our innovations to your company.

The UM is a shareholder in the SATT AxLR technology transfer acceleration company, which has a technology maturation investment fund and can transfer technologies from our laboratories.

Technology platforms

The University of Montpellier in partnership with other research organizations offer companies access to their technological platforms.

Nearly 20 technical platforms, containment laboratories, and specific workshops are present on the Montpellier and regional sites. Open to companies, these platforms provide you with state-of-the-art technology equipment and offer competitive, high-quality services.

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