Society and regional strategies 2 min

Start-ups and INRAE: a fruitful partnership

Since 1999, INRAE has created an environment for start-ups that fosters innovative ideas while making sure that our research is put to best use. You will find examples below of the start-ups the Institute has supported over the decades, both in house and through external partnerships.

Published on 28 February 2020 (date.last_update 20 October 2020)

illustration Start-ups and INRAE: a fruitful partnership

The help we provide at INRAE for business creation allows us to transform the achievements of our scientists and their research students into practical solutions, offering them access to the business world and giving them the chance to be involved in the co-creation of innovative products. In all, INRAE has supported 216 innovative start-up projects.

Our goals:

  • Set up new businesses using innovative ideas from the INRAE laboratories,
  • Support external business projects by providing research expertise and laboratory facilities.             

> 176 innovative businesses supported by INRAE still in operation

> 1000 jobs created

> 81% success rate for businesses supported by INRAE since 1999

Across the food, environmental and agricultural sectors, the start-ups that have been created or incubated by INRAE offer a wide range of innovative products and services.



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