CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Enric Belles-Boix
Inra Transfert is a fully-owned INRA subsidiary, founded to exploit INRA’s research results and innovative technologies, and develop them into concrete business opportunities. IT is a technology transfer company specialised in innovative technologies arising from agriculture-related research. The IT European Projects Department is aimed at strengthening INRA’s contribution to the implementation of the European Research Area with the mission to help INRA researchers and partners to setup projects in response to EC calls and manage them when selected by the EC. Staff of the IT Europe department holds a strong expertise in:
- Helping researchers in the conception, construction and writing of relevant proposals especially regarding the health, agriculture, and environment topics;
- Managing FP6 and FP7 collaborative projects from very large to smaller ones: (i) Large CPs as Innovine (vine improvement), PURE (integrated pest management solutions) and SOLIBAM (Strategies for organic and low-input integrated breeding and management); ii) Infrastructures as NADIR; iii) Integrated projects as Co-Extra (co-existence and traceability of GMOs) and BaSysBio (Bacillus subtilis systems biology) and (iv) Networks of Excellence such as Evoltree (evolution of trees as biodiversity drivers) and Endure (durable exploitation of crop protection strategies);
- Disseminating project results through experience held by its technology transfer department;
- Managing technology portfolios through analysing inventions and their environment, searching for industrial partners, negotiating terms and conditions of technology transfer;
- Supporting the development of innovative start-up companies by:
- Defining a business project around the know-how or patented technology to be transferred;
- Determining IP related results to guarantee conditions for product commercialisation;
- Organising the technology transfer to the innovation company.
Role in the project:
IT will support the coordinator and the entire consortium, and will have a key role in WP9 as part of the administrative team.
Key persons involved:
|Dr. Enric Belles-Boix holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology (Belgium) and a Master in Management (France). After a postdoctoral research experience in plant development, he turned to management of collaborative research projects. He has large experience in the management of FP6 and FP7 projects (FLAVO, ENERGYPOPLAR, NOVELTREE, INNOVINE and OPTIFEL) and in the setting up of research collaborative projects (FP7 and H2020).|
|Ms. Axelle Pignard holds a Bachelor in Communication and has experience in organizing seminars. She also has experience in supporting consultants and projects manager within EU projects (H2020).|
|Dr. Diep Tuong Bao, PhD in Mechanics, MBA, is the Head of the European Projects Department. He has more than five years-experience in supporting researchers within the EC research collaborative programmes. He is also the coordinator of the on-going FP6 specific support action Trans2Tech aimed at increasing transnational technology transfer within the EU.|