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Bring the best out of your research

Contracts, research partnerships

Our services help researchers:
  • Set up research contracts
  • Manage partnerships: we help you assess costs, deadlines, protect IP rights and set up conditions tailored to your needs.

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Intellectual property

How does the ENS de Lyon, as an employer and host, enhance the results of your research?
  • it identifies and protects your inventions: patents, brands, software, databases, know-how, etc.
  • it organises the transfer of these results through third parties: business partners, joint supervision bodies, research centres (Fist, Inserm Transfert, Inra Transfert) and other structures resulting from national investment programmes (Bioaster, Pusalys)
  • it handles licences and profit-sharing between public institutions and researchers.

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Pusalys is a"Technology Transfer Acceleration Company" (SATT) launched by the Université de Lyon and the CNRS to support the development and promotion of intellectual property.

SATTs are companies owned by academic bodies and the French state.

For selected projects, the SATT covers the related intellectual property fees, testing costs, and the costs of marketing via already existing companies or, if necessary, helping to set up such a start-up firm.

Pulsalys assists researchers by:
  • Assessing their innovative projects
  • Managing their intellectual property strategy
  • Overseeing the technological gestation of their projects
  • Carrying out the necessary marketing operations
  • Negotiating their commercial contracts.

Business creation

The ENS de Lyon has its own business incubator, across more than 300 square meters of space dedicated to startups. Its aims are to:
  • help researchers create and work into their own company
  • set up the most appropriate incubation contract to host their activities in offices and/or laboratories
  • bring up specific equipments
  • help them with administrative procedures, in particular with regards to the civil servants’ ethics committee.

More information on entrepreneurship

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Innovation and Technology transfer


The ENS de Lyon is a founding member of the Axel'One structure (innovation in chemistry and environment).

Useful links

Set up a project
Gain international experience
Innovate with our researchers (information about research partnerships, licensing...)
Entrepreneurship (information about our start-ups and student entrepreneurship)

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69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
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