Research partnerships and innovation transfer

Research partnerships and innovation transfer2020-04-02T09:37:11+01:00

Innovation and Partnerships Department: the DIPA helps you identify the skills of the site's laboratories, set up partnerships and support you in setting up your project.

Find your scientific partner

The University of Montpellier has 78 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, computing, physics and systems).

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


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

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Your R&D partnership

  • Are you in contact with a research laboratory to set up an R&D project, have an expertise carried out, or for any other partnership?
  • Do you want to set up a new collaboration? Make your relationship with the University more permanent?

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

  • Service provision
  • 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 contractualise it.

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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 will help you develop and transfer our innovations to your company.

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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.

The University of Montpellier, in partnership with other research organisations, offers 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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