Intitutional partners

We describe here our academic research partners, and instances of activities developed with them...
Here some direct links to their respective sections:









A N R T 

  • The French Association Nationale Recherche Technologie gathers French public and private players of the Research and Innovation dynamics. Its main activities relate to the distribution of CIFRE doctorate grants [PhD thesis developed in partnership with the industry, and jointly financed with the French Ministry of Research], the FutuRIS platform active with prospective investigations, and the improvement of research-oriented partnerships between governmental agencies and the industry at European level.



Our cooperation with ANRT elaborates on a joint project with the FUTURIS plaform (Q1+Q2 / 2015). We run jointly an expert group dedicated to the investigation of the openness in labs such as Living Labs, Open Labs, Fab Labs, Creative Labs, etc.

We will work with cases studies, field research and auditions. Two PSB students supporting the project, are also positioned at ANRT with internships. The project will serve the elaboration af a White paper on the strategies and relevance of installing open labs in order to serve the objectives of private businesses, or of public agencies.








Bpifrance Le Lab

  • Bpifrance Le Lab is an ideas laboratory installed in March 2014 by Bpifrance to bridge companies with the world of research. It is an "agitator of ideas" for Bpifrance and SMEs (startups and medium sized companies). Le Lab analyzes drivers of growth without focusing on funding issues only. It provides explanations in a world where disruptions do not only have an economic nature, but also societal and environmental causes. It also proposes new frameworks for the analysis, with two ends in mind: improved funding schemes and business coaching for the companies; and knowledge creation to stimulate strategic thinking and foster the growth of SMEs.


Our cooperation with Bpifrance Le Lab elaborates with research projects on innovation platforms. Bpifrance Le Lab initially associated to the project funded by Bpifrance Le Hub in 2016-2017, and directly commissioned with Innovation Factory the project executed in 2017-2018 in Innovation platforms in continental France regional hubs.

The research report has been presented during the press conferenrce held in March 2018. It is available from our website at the url


  •   Description of our partnership on Bpifrance Le Lab's website