Strengthening Partnerships Between Universities and SMEs Within the Open Innovation Framework

  • Jean-Charles CadiouEmail author
  • Emmanuel Chene
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 204)


Since about twenty years, the theme of the innovation marks the public’s policies of the European Union. In this context, on one hand, universities are incited to value the result of their research; on other hand, SMEs are encouraged to strengthen their capacity to innovate. The common sense might suggest just that these two types of organizations just have to work together remove a mutual benefit from it. Unfortunately, relationships between academic and socio-economic world are struggling to establish themselves and remain largely focused on large companies. Studies led on collaborations universities-SMEs or on technology transfer from University towards SMEs draw up balance sheets more than very reserved. This state of fact continues in spite of the various structures of intermediation set up by the public authorities since more than a dozen years. It is therefore urgent to consider new forms of organization. In this context, this article presents an original structuring of the valuation of the research in of a university in order to answer the question.


Open innovation Organizational change University and SMEs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, LS2N, Université de NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, LEMNA, Université de NantesNantesFrance

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