Authored on 11/02/2022 - 10:50
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As part of the project "Strengthening the commercialization potential of scientific and research units from the Lodz Voivodeship" implemented in cooperation with the Marshal's Office, a team of researchers from the Faculty of Organization and Management visited the "European Silicon Valley" located near Paris. 

Written by Magdalena Grębosz-Krawczyk, Institute of Marketing and Sustainable Development


European Silicon Valley is home to world-class universities, business and engineering schools - the so-called Grandes Écoles - and research centres including Université Paris-Saclay, École Polytechnique, HEC, ENSTA ParisTech, CentraleSupélec, Agro ParisTech, IOGS, IHES, CEA, Inria, the Danone research centre, the Thales research centre and the EDF engineering centre.

Dean Prof Agnieszka Zakrzewska-Bielawska, together with Prof Magdalena Grębosz-Krawczyk and Dr Iwona Staniec, conducted interviews at the Technology Transfer Acceleration Centre of the Paris-Saclay Cluster - SATT Paris Saclay. It is one of the global innovation hubs. Created in 2014 by Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the cluster brings together 19 institutions, 300 laboratories, 16,000 researchers, 5,500 PhD students, publishing 350 patents per year. It has an investment capacity of €66 million to support the development of research work and the transfer of its results - technology to the market.

Researchers from the Faculty of Organization and Management met with, among others, Xavier Apolinarski, director of the Centre, and Michael Fournier, a member of the Board of Directors of French Tech Paris-Saclay. The discussions held were aimed at identifying good practices in the area of knowledge commercialization.

They discussed how to support scientists and doctoral students in promoting and commercialising their research results, the role of Technology Transfer Centre during technology transfer from science to business and how to successfully create start-ups. SATT representatives discussed the business model used and examples of successful commercialization.

Representatives from TUL also visited the Technology Salon, where implemented solutions are presented.

The visit showed that cooperation between science and business can be a source of successful and profitable ventures. Conclusions from very fruitful and constructive talks will soon be presented to Polish scientists and entrepreneurs