Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11–12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Strengthening Partnerships Between Universities and SMEs Within the Open Innovation Framework

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_4,
        author={Jean-Charles Cadiou and Emmanuel Chene},
        title={Strengthening Partnerships Between Universities and SMEs Within the Open Innovation Framework},
        proceedings={Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11--12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL \& CNRIA},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Open innovation Organizational change University and SMEs},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_4}
    }
    
  • Jean-Charles Cadiou
    Emmanuel Chene
    Year: 2018
    Strengthening Partnerships Between Universities and SMEs Within the Open Innovation Framework
    INTERSOL & CNRIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_4
Jean-Charles Cadiou1,*, Emmanuel Chene2,*
  • 1: Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, LS2N, Université de Nantes
  • 2: Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, LEMNA, Université de Nantes
*Contact email: jean-charles.cadiou@univ-nantes.fr, emmanuel.chene@univ-nantes.fr

Abstract

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.