Technology Transfer Accelerator Offices or SATT are French private TTOs, shared between several public research organizations, created to develop and commercialize research results to be transformed into innovative products. They are part of the measures implemented for the “Investment for the Future” program (PIA), whose ambition is to meet the innovation gap.
SATTs have been created as the cooperation between the public research and the private sector has been identified as key for economic competitiveness.
In France, SATTs have the challenging mission to accelerate the transformation of French research into innovations. Their aim is to enhance the value and to accelerate the process of technology transfer from publically funded research toward industry. SATTs evaluate, market and license technology from French Universities and Public Research Organisations.
SATTs bring their expertise and resources in the IP and maturation process and the transfer of technologies. They are the bridge between the inventive stage of technology and the needs of industry. Bringing together professionalism, expertise and financing, SATTs come along the transfer chain according to the needs of industry. By increasing the Technology Readiness Levels, they also participate in reducing company risks.
The governance of the SATTs is organized as follows: