Innovate, develop, engage

Research results can lead to innovations with applications in a variety of fields. Sorbonne University encourages and accompanies its doctoral students and their supervisors to carry out innovation projects in all their forms: direct transfer to companies, company creation or original educational and scientific productions. 

Innovate, develop, engage

It mainly relies on a network of stakeholders who are mobilised to enable technologies and projects from its research structures to be exploited or marketed. In particular: 

  • The Société d’accélération et de transfert de technologie SATT Lutech to which the University has entrusted the management of its intellectual property and the negotiation of contracts for the transfer of its innovations;
  • Quadrivium Ventures, a company with a private equity fund of approximately 60 million euros, which provides seed capital for young companies with innovative projects, primarily from Sorbonne University laboratories;
  • 4 partner incubators: Agoranov, Silver Innov, dedicated to the Silver economy in Ivry-sur-Seine, two incubators within laboratories, at the Vision Institute and the Paris Brain Institute

Where the doctoral student's research gives rise to valuable results, a declaration of invention shall be drawn up, in which the doctoral student shall be one of the contributors.

The doctoral college offers various courses and organises events to raise the awareness of doctoral students about innovation and to introduce them to the network of stakeholders who contribute to the commercial exploitation of results from research structures. 

Doctoral students who would like to create their own company can receive support from Pépite (Pôle Etudiant Pour l'Innovation, le Transfert et l'Entrepreneuriat). 

Doctoral students are also encouraged to take part in the Doctors-Entrepreneurs competition, co-organised by the National Network of Doctoral Colleges, which rewards doctoral students who have completed their doctorate or graduated less than three years ago and wish to start a business. 

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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