IFPEN’s economic model is based on transfer between fundamental research, industrial research and innovation.
This transfer from the laboratory to industry takes the form of:
Through all these actions, IFPEN helps create wealth and jobs in these 3 sectors:
Since the challenges of the energy transition go far beyond the scientific and technological expertise of a single body, because pooling knowledge, know-how and costs creates synergies and accelerates the innovation process, because developing new industrial processes depends on the involvement of all the players, IFPEN favors collaborative research via strategic partnerships with academia and industry.
The choice of partners is based on the degree of complementarity between IFPEN’s expertise and technological building blocks and those of the potential partners, as well as the sharing of a common vision of market expectations. Through these partnerships, intellectual property sharing and industrial development take a variety of forms.
With collaborative R&I contracts, several forms of intellectual property are offered by IFPEN:
The industrial development of research results obtained by IFPEN can take several forms: granting of licenses, collaborative research partnerships, the creation of companies or acquisition of stakeholdings, support provided to SMEs and intermediate-sized companies, etc.
It can also translate into joint service offers: in 2010, IFPEN, Beicip-Franlab and Solvay joined forces to create the EOR Alliance™ and market a joint service and consultancy offer aimed at the oil industry for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
2015 Activity Report - Part 6: From Research to Industry (PDF - 1.8 Mo )
"The economic model of IFPEN is based on the transfer to industry of the technologies we develop. This model has proved its worth in our traditional sectors, particularly in the fields of oil and gas and transport, with the creation of industrial flagships that are among the best in their fields. It fits squarely with the current need to create industrial sectors in the field of NETs."
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