TTO’s at a glance

TTOs, Technology Transfer Offices, are simplified joint-stock companies, created thanks to
the government-funded “Investing in the Future” initiative (economic stimulus package 2010).

IMPACT

There are 14 TTOs accross France. Their mission is to maximize the potential socio-economic impact of the results of academic research and promote job creation in France by facilitating the commercialization of research-based innovation and accelerating the transfer of these technolgies to companies.

EASE OF ACCESS

TTOs are the only contact access for researchers and companies and themselves enjoy direct access to the expertise and innovations of public researchers at a local level, relying on a team of dedicated professionals.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Unique in France with a 856 million euros development fund at their disposal, they protect research-based technologies, finance and support innovative projects and promote their transfer to companies.

A glimpse at TTOs

14

TTOs up and running

865

million euros financement over 10 years

498

licensing agreements signed with companies

1 697

priority patent applications filed

565

professional experts in the fields of IP, technology project development, law, marketing and business development

7 700

innovative projects identified and analyzed

173

start-ups launched

269

million Euros invested in development

Figures on December 31st, 2016