The Research Management and Valorization Department seeks to make the scientific know-how and inventions produced in Centrale Lyon's research labs available to business.
This is achieved by:
Guiding industrial partners in their search for scientific and technical skills within Centrale Lyon;
Legal, administrative and financial help in setting up partnerships, of whatever kind (research or service contracts, European, national or regional research projects, etc.);
Transfer of patented technology or know-how as concessions or licenses;
Help in creating companies with the Créalys incubator.
The department also provides support to Centrale Lyon laboratories and researchers seeking to take part in research projects or to valorize their results (information on assistance, drawing up and monitoring applications, etc).
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Centrale Lyon's research component comprises 8 laboratories (including 5 joint unit UMRs) with some 170 research workers and teacher-researchers and 160 doctoral students.
About 5 patents are applied for yearly.
In 2002, turnover was around €6m, with the following partners:
38% public organizations
9 % local government
10 % European Commission
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