INTRODUCING SATT GRAND CENTRE
SATT Grand Centre (a Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologie or “Technology Transfer Company”), is a simplified joint stock company founded on May 15, 2013 with €60M of funding over 10 years, as part of the Future Investments Programme (the Programme Investissements d’Avenir or “PIA”).
SATT Grand Centre has a head office at Clermont-Ferrand and six branches (Clermont-Ferrand, Orléans, Tours, Poitiers, La Rochelle and Limoges).
SATT Grand Centre operates as a key point of contact and an interface between public research and industry to ensure the valorisation of research results, throughout the four regions in which it operates: Auvergne, Centre-Val de Loire, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes.
SATT Grand Centre has the task of simplifying, accelerating and facilitating technology transfers from public research to companies, regardless of their size or business sector.
In other words, it facilitates the creation of added value, of companies or new activities and therefore jobs, based on discoveries made during academic research.
As a genuine growth accelerator, SATT Grand Centre encourages innovation by researchers from the public research sector based in its region.
It protects their inventions and assumes the technological and financial risks concerning the projects being developed.
SATT Grand Centre participates in the creation of innovative companies in the form of start-ups, to encourage the transfer of inventions by research teams or to meet the needs of new markets.
SATT Grand Centre is a local organisation, well established its region.
Serving universities, research organisations, hospitals and graduate schools, SATT Grand Centre’s ecosystem includes a total of 6 universities, 2 scientific and technological establishments (CNRS and Irstea) and six graduate schools representing a total of 8500 researchers in addition to 8 competitive clusters and around 20 clusters of excellence in 3 regions.
SATT Grand Centre greatly simplifies the transfer of technology by providing companies with a single point of contact.
the CNRS and Irstea
THE SATT GRAND CENTRE’S TEAM
SATT Grand Centre’s ecosystem includes a total of six universities, four graduate schools, two public scientific and technological establishments (CNRS and Irstea), Orléans regional hospital and Tours regional teaching hospital.
SATT Grand Centre has forged partnerships with the regional councils and Bpifrance, but also with the competitive clusters.
SATT Grand Centre is 33% owned by the state via the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)
by the founding establishments: CNRS, Irstea, Université Clermont Auvergne, COMUE Léonard De Vinci.
ABOUT THE SATTs
DEDICATED REGIONAL STRUCTURES
The SATTs, (Sociétés d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies or “Technology Transfer Companies”) are simplified joint stock companies created by several public research establishments as part of the Future Investment Programme (Programme des Investissements d’Avenir) within the scope of the “Valorisation” initiative. A total of €856 M has been assigned to the creation of the SATTs, a major percentage of which is devoted to intellectual property rights and maturation. The SATTs are intended to bring together all of the technology valorisation teams from the various universities and end the fragmentation existing between these organisations. Some 160 French public research establishments have handed the task of ensuring the valorisation of their research results to one of the 14 SATTs, ensuring greater simplicity for researchers and companies.
As trusted local operators supported by the collective commitments of their shareholder research establishments, the SATTs have access to the skills and inventions of the public researchers in their region, and can draw upon professional dedicated teams to identify and assess these inventions and support them until they are transferred to a company.
A FORCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Operating as an interface between academic research and business, the SATTs seek to maximise the socio-economic impact of results from academic research and to encourage job creation in France by simplifying, accelerating and facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge from public research to companies of all sizes. Possessing a portfolio of maturation projects unique of its kind in France, the SATTs protect these inventions, financing and supporting innovative projects derived from these inventions until their adoption by companies by assuming the technological and financial risks inherent to the projects in question.