SIMAP rubrique Valorisation 2022

Types of partnership

Different types of contract exist, depending on the goal

A specific need for laboratory skills or expertise:

  • The aim of service provision is for the laboratory to carry out a specific study commissioned by the industrial partner.
  • Consulting is an intellectual service on a problem given by the company.

Collaboration leading to technology transfer:

  • Research collaboration contract: when a solution to a given problem does not exist in the state-of-the-art, a joint research program is set up between the company and the laboratory.
  • CIFRE contrat (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche): this is a special collaborative contract centered around a phd student and subsidized by the French Ministry of Research through the ANRT (Agence Nationale Recherche Technologique).
  • Proposals to calls for projects: various regional, national and European calls for projects encourage public-private partnerships (competitiveness clusters, Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne Region, ANR, European Commission, etc.).

A long-term partnership on a theme defined together:

  • A joint laboratory is a research structure for which the partners - research laboratory and company - deploy staff and share governance on a research and innovation roadmap.

To find out more about the different types of collaboration that can be envisaged, we invite you to visit the dedicated websites of our sponsors:

CNRS : Direction de l'Innovation et des Relations avec les Entreprises
Grenoble INP - UGA
Université Grenoble-Alpes : Floralis