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Technology transfer & start-ups

The scientific breakthroughs achieved at IECB are meant to nurture technological innovation. The skills, knowledge and technologies developed at the institute are transfered to economic players via different routes:


Collaborative research

Servier, Sanofi-Aventis, LVMH, EDF, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, … Several key industry players work with IECB teams. Over the 2009-2010 period, the institute totalized more than 13 projects with industrial partners.

Contract services and consulting

The IECB brings together a wide range of scientific equipments and expertises in chemistry and biology. Such resources are made available to public and private research centers through IECB’s technology platforms in Stuctural biology and Preparative and analytical techniques.


Technology transfer

IECB researchers are strongly encouraged to patent their discoveries. Over 2009-2010, 4 additional patents were submitted by team leaders Dr. Jean-Jacques Toulmé and Pr. Jochen Lang. A technology transfer unit initialy hosted in IECB, Novaptech, was created in 2008 by an IECB team leader:



Incubating start-ups

IECB has a 300m2 work space dedicated to start-ups. This area is presently occupied by Fluofarma. This company, which was created in 2003 by two team leaders from the IECB, has seen its turnover grow by 412% over the past 5 years and has now a staff of 23 people.

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