LabEx Cell(n)Scale

Transfer grants

The purpose of Stride grants is to encourage technology transfer initiatives within the teams of the LabEx by providing a small amount of financial support (5-10k€) as well as logistical support from the Science & Tech Transfer Coordinator (help in writing of declaration of inventions, PoC and prematuration grants and linking with the DVPI) to advance specific experiments and enable the generation of data necessary for the evolution of the technology transfer readiness level of the project and the obtention of further funding. Project leaders will be asked to present the progress of their project at a LabEx seminar one year after its start.
Stride grants - DIVA

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants need to be members of the LabEx Cell(n)Scale
  • Projects can be led by any level of researcher
  • Projects must have been brought to the attention of the Curie technology transfer office (TTO) via the submission of at minimum, a pre-declaration of invention (pre-DOI)

Evaluation of applications are made every 3 months by the LabEx steering committee based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative nature of the project and the existence of a clear and unmet need
  • Potential benefit of the technology/solution (social and economic impact)
  • Benefits that the planned experimental program will bring to the future technology transfer strategy of the project
  • Technical feasibility of the proposed experimental program to achieve the objectives in the allotted time
  • Strength and coherence of the technology transfer strategy including a vision for future prematuration and PoC funding applications and the support of the TTO

Applications must comprise (in the application form to download on the right):

  • Main objective of the program (maximum 5 lines)
  • Brief description of the scientific background (maximum 1 page)
  • Envisioned technology transfer strategy (maximum 1 page)
  • Support required (5 to 10k€) and justification of the expenses (lab functioning and equipment only)