Through its experience in joint research projects, involvement in national and regional innovation ecosystems (especially competitiveness clusters), and the implantation at regional level of its schools and associated schools, IMT is particularly well positioned to set up research and innovation partnerships with SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and intermediate sized enterprises.
« Bourses aux technos »
In order to contribute to the competitiveness of innovative SMEs, IMT offers such enterprises access to research results by regularly organizing “Bourses aux Technos” or “Technology Days” throughout France.
Bourses aux Technos aim to encourage exchanges between researchers and SME innovators through the communication of research results by subject, in order to stimulate technology transfer and the emergence of collaborative innovation projects.
Access to Europe
At European level, IMT teams are very active in KICs, tools for transfer and innovation that serve companies, and specifically in the European Commission’s EIT Digital initiative, which supports and encourage European SMEs.
Find out more about EIT Digital
The CREATOR partnership unites IMT, VTT (Finland) and Sirris (Belgium). This partnership aims to stimulate European innovation in ICT by improving innovation processes and encouraging international partnerships for the design and launch of marketable innovations.
Contact : Denis Abraham
The Institut has set up two systems of support for project leaders, start-ups, SMEs and intermediate sized enterprises wishing to build up their capital:
- Funding through an unsecured loan for start-up businesses incubated in the Télécom Graduate Schools and IMT, in partnership with the Fondation Mines-Télécom, the CDC and France Initiatives.
- A 3T start-up fund in partnership with the CDC and the European Investment Fund.
Telecom Technologies Transfert (3T) is a venture capital firm that specializes in financing from the initial start-up phases to technology transfer and the launch of innovative enterprises in the field of Information and Communication Technology.
A few businesses already supported: Kontest, Vodkaster, Proximis, Visibrain, 360Learning, Fitnext, Recommerce Solutions etc.