A long-standing and long-lasting commitment
Sorbonne University has been committed to the promotion and transfer of technologies in order to increase the societal utility of research, to help new projects emerge and to find new financing. It contributes to the development of the economy and the transfer of knowledge to society.
Key Figures (2017)
- 2 000 contracts with external partners
- 25 operating licences on protected assets
- 200 invention declared
- 2 million euros in licensing revenue
- 16 start-ups created
Sorbonne University has been a driving force in the creation of the technology transfer accelerator company (SATT) Lutech, as part of the Investing for the Future program. The university has delegated its transfer activity to SATT Lutech.
SATT Lutech intervenes at several different stages: detection and analysis of transfer potential, market studies, intellectual property strategy, idea development and proof of concept, and the creation of start-ups or the negotiation of licensing agreements.
SATT Lutech’s shareholders are Sorbonne University, the CNRS, Compiègne Technology University (UTC), the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), the Curie Institute, Panthéon-Assas University, the National Superior School of Industrial Creation (ENSCI), and the Caisse des Dépôts group.