INRA Transfert is a project management consulting company specialized in the field of innovating technologies. INRA Transfert exploits research results and innovative technologies, and develops them into concrete business opportunities. INRA Transfert manages the technology portfolio of INRA and supports development of innovative start-up companies. INRA Transfert has a unique expertise in:

  • Managing the technology portfolio of INRA through analysing inventions and their environment, searching for industrial partners, negotiating terms and conditions of technology transfer with industrial partners and assuring the administrative and financial follow-up of contracts.
  • Supporting development of innovative start-up companies by:
    • Defining a business project in which the scope of know-how or patented technology to be transferred is determined
    • Determining exactly which results comprise the industrial property and hence are implicated in the business project, so as to guarantee favourable conditions for ultimate product commercialisation
    • Organising the transfer technology and contracts with the innovation company under suitable conditions for the specific business start-up.
  • Assisting the key players in Research and Innovation in setting up and managing their European research projects and networks.

INRA Transfert is in charge of the management of four IP (Co-Extra, Basysbio, Noveltree and TriticeaeGenome), two NoE (Evoltree, ENDURE), an EST NuSISCO, two SSA (Epipagri and Trans2Tech) and three STREP (Rescape, FSO and EnergyPoplar).


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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE