Actors of innovation

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Actors of innovation

 
 
Find your representative
 
Are you looking for a contact, and address or a structure ? This category will be useful for you. It lists the totality of contributors and structures invested in the innovation field in Lorraine. You search by choosing the "type of actor" of your choice beforehand :


Nature of the support organization

Interface between research and business
 
CRITT (Regional Centres of Innovation and Technological Transfer) and CRT (Centres of Technological Resources) have the mission of making the technological level of SME-SMI advance. The CRITT AGRIA Lorraine, for example, encourages the development of regional agri-food businesses by product development or by carrying out studies. The Plasturgy Centre of the East is a CRT dedicated to the field of composite materials. It disposes of a material characterization and analysis laboratory, an implementation workshop, a calculation centre and training rooms.

Accompany and advise
 
Specialised by field, these organizations have the mission of assisting and supporting the development of businesses. Their offer of services can vary from the market study to the production of prototypes passing by the training of employees. The IFBM thus is the representative of brewery professionals, JESSICA intervenes in electronics and the CLTS, in health.

Teaching and industry
 
Their target : SMI and SME. Their ambition : help them to develop innovative projects. The technological platforms combine the means and competences of teaching and training institutions. Developed by Henri Poincaré University together with the regional training centres, the CETELOR (Lorraine Textiles Test Centre) proposes, for example, a sectoral monitoring unit, an analysis and control laboratory, a technology transfer centre (R&D, pilot lines) and companies from the fibre sector.

Entrepreneurship help
 
They are sort of  the creators' sponsors. Development of the business plan, search for financing, training, hosting, support in international deployment, post-creation follow-up… just like the CEEO (European Centres of Business and Innovation), these organizations accompany entrepreneurs in the creation and development phase.

From the laboratory to the market
 
Interface between research laboratories and the economic sphere, the development organizations are privileged representatives. They accompany the legal or financial set-up of partnerships between laboratories and businesses.

Finance and accompany
 
Their goal : to help those who bet on growth by innovation. These actors finance the creation and development of innovative businesses by granting subsidies, reimbursable advances or bank guarantees. Working in partnership, the Regional Council of Lorraine and Oséo thus propose a wide range of aid adapted to the different steps of projects.

Investments and technologies
 
Essential partner in regional economic development, the venture capitalist invests in the initial financing of the new businesses. The Lorraine Institute of Participation and the Sadepar propose, for example, financing solutions in owners' equity. The Lorraine Business Angels association helps the project bearers to put together their file and then puts them in contact with private investors of the region.

Stay informed, a strategic issue
 
Technological or competitive surveillance, management of industrial property, data protection, economic security, knowledge management… in the Lorraine region, numerous public actors support the development of business intelligence practices in businesses. They are united within the Lorraine Economic Intelligence Network (RELIE). Among them, the INPI is a precious source of information on intellectual and industrial property.

Motor of innovation and growth
 
The centres have the goal of increasing the competitiveness of businesses by sparking and facilitating innovation projects. In order to succeed, they assure the networking of future industrial and scientific partners, accompany the set-up and the drafting of projects, facilitate the search for financing, coordinate networks…

Partnership, factors of development
 
Unite in order to win : Lorraine encourages the creation of business networks and clusters within the same sector of activity, the same field or the same territory. These groups allow actors to share experiences and knowledge, mutualize human or technical investments, collectively answer to calls to tender, conquer new markets together…

At the service of business
 
In charge of defending the interests of Lorraine businesses, the 4 departmental Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the regional chamber also have the missions of helping them develop. The advisors of the consular chambers can thus analyse the needs and accompany the set-up of innovative projects in businesses (surveillance and business intelligence, strategic diagnostics, search for financing…).

Windows on the Union
 
They are the indispensable resource of businesses for all European Union questions. These actors and networks inform them on European legislation and financing, access terms for the different programs of the Union. They also propose assistance and help to set-up projects.

Teaching and industry
 
Their target : SMI and SME. Their ambition : help them to develop innovative projects. The technological platforms combine the means and competences of teaching and training institutions. Developed by Henri Poincaré University together with the regional training centres, the CETELOR (Lorraine Textiles Test Centre) proposes, for example, a sectoral monitoring unit, an analysis and control laboratory, a technology transfer centre (R&D, pilot lines) and companies from the fibre sector.