INRIA's Spinn-off Policy

Laurent Kott INRIA

The founding of companies stemming from INRIA started in 1984. Over fifteen years, thirty-seven companies have thus been created by researchers, engineers or young Ph.D.s coming from the Institute research teams. Twenty-six of them are still in activity today under their own name and gather a total of over one thousand highly qualified jobs.

INRIA's commitment to foster the creation of technology companies has been reinforced in the last two years. In addition to various incentives and encouragements, INRIA now supports company founders through post-doctoral fellowships and due to the incubator role played by its new subsidiary INRIA-Transfert.

INRIA also played an essential role in setting up the I-Source-Gestion company that manages the first start-up fund in France consecrated to the sector of Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST).