« Reinforcing the university's third mission for deeptech technological innovation »
Foreword by Frédérique VIDAL
The Paris School of Business, through its newPIC chair, has joined forces with Bpifrance in the preparation of the white paper "Reinforcing the university's third mission for deeptech technological innovation". This research project, led by 3 teachers-researchers from the Paris School of Business, aims to put into perspective the common evolutions, practices and locks in the development of the third mission of the universities analysed (CY Cergy Paris University, Grenoble-Alpes University and Bordeaux University) with the aim of strengthening it, for the benefit of technological innovation and deeptech.
Strengthening the socio-economic contribution of universities in France
Commissioned by the Deeptech department of Bpifrance and by Bpifrance Le Lab, this white paper analyses the variety of initiatives that make it possible to strengthen the socio-economic contribution of universities in France.
This is what is meant by the term "third" mission, alongside training and research missions, and which serves to transform the results of research into innovation that produces effects in society.
The white paper proposes both an analysis of the original practices around this "third" mission and the locks that need to be managed in order to strengthen it. The project proposes a diagnostic and support tool to deploy and strengthen the "third" mission of universities in favour of technological innovation and deeptech.
"The third mission of the universities involves renewing the modalities of socio-economic collaboration in the academic world. An ecosystem strategy must be built. " explain Valérie Mérindol and David W. Versailles, teachers-researchers at the Paris School of Business.
An important theme, supported by MESRI
This new white paper mobilised a team of three teachers-researchers from the Paris School of Business : Valérie Mérindol, David W. Versailles and Ekaterina Besson.
Claire Sagalow and Théophile Mirepoix, two Master Business Consulting students at the Paris School of Business, contributed to the fieldwork through data collection and analysis of the project interviews as part of their thesis.
The foreword, written by Madame Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the preface by Bpifrance's Directors of Innovation and Strategy illustrate the importance of this subject at the national level and the enlightening nature of this white paper for public policies. The research project produced by the newPIC chair (Practices for Innovation and Creativity) of the Paris School of Business is particularly in line with the Deeptech plan led by Bpifrance to strengthen business creation and technological innovation in France.
The white paper was presented on 24 February at a webinar during which a round table discussion was organised with the General Directorate for Research and Innovation of MESRI.
White paper link : http://deeptech.newpic.fr