MCAA Workshop: Driving Solutions for Science in Business



As a researcher, We feel that the networking gap between academia and enterprises is growing, mean-while science and business being tightly knot / inseparable entities. Therefore, We are organising a two-day workshop event to explore how to bridge this gap and discuss ways to shape it for the future, so that expert scientists and/or future policy makers can walk this road safely.

The main value of the work-shop is to create an efficient network and enhance already existing ties among organizations in Paris Saclay Ecosystem, with an expectation of it to become the main center for training and research within the technology cluster, future silicon valley Europa: Université Paris-Saclay.

Speakers from Université Paris-Saclay, Thales, CEA and SATT will share views on the Challenges for Industry and Academia Paris Saclay Ecosystem. The most relevant and cutting edge information will be discussed at several parallel running sessions on entrepreneurship along with research and innovation trainings.



Paris-Saclay 2018 – July 5/6

Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI)
Bât 650 Ada Lovelace, Université Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex France

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Registration is free but necessary due to the limited places available.

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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 701131”.




Paris-Saclay 2018 – July 5/6

Program of the Workshop

Day 1: Thursday, 5th of July 2018

Main Hall


08:00 - 09:00   Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15   Introduction: The Objective of the Workshop

09:15 - 09:30   Presentation of Université Paris-Saclay

09:30 - 10:15   Keynote

10:15 - 10:45   Coffee break with networking

10:45 - 11:45   Round Table Discussions: Challenges for Industry and Academia Cooperation in Paris Saclay Ecosystem

12:00- 13:15     Lunch Break

Marketing, Investment and Funding

13:30 - 14:00   R&D Financement and Innovation

14:00 - 14:30   SATT Paris-Saclay experience

14:30 - 14:45   Coffee break with networking

14:45 - 15:15   Innovation: what is it?

15:15 - 15:45   Knowledge and Innovation Communities' experience

15:45 - 16:15   Coffee break with networking

Angels - Investor / Start-up Experiences

13:30 - 14:00   Venture Capitalist

14:00 - 14:30   Start-up Tips from a CEO

14:30 - 14:45   Coffee break with networking

14:45 - 15:15   Start-up Experience

15:15 - 15:45   Spin-off Experience

15:45 - 16:15   Coffee break with networking

Entrepreneurship, Industry and Ethics

13:30 - 14:00:  FabLab Presentation

14:00 - 14:30   Phygital: Physical + Digital

14:30 - 14:45   Coffee break with networking

14:45 - 15:15   Human Factor, leading business to benefits from human resources

15:15 - 15:45   Entrepreneurship and its effects

15:45 - 16:15   Coffee break with networking


16:15 - 16:45   Key factors for communication: Case study of Business and Academia, Start-Up Environment in Turkey

16:45 – 17:15  Science and Innovation in Israel

17:30 - 18:30   Closing Panel

18:45 - 20:00   Opening and Networking Dinner


Day 2 : Friday, 6th of July 2018



09:00 - 09:45   Innovation at UPSaclay

09:45 - 10:45   Android Programming

10:45 - 11:00   Coffee break with networking

11:00 - 12:00   IP talks and trainings

12:00 - 13:00   Blockchain-Cryptocurrency Training

13:00 - 13:15   Conclusion






Keynote speaker: Martin Rottman

Martin Rottman, MD, PhD is Professor of Microbiology (PU-PH) at University Versailles-St Quentin, Hospital Raymond Poincare, in Greater Paris, France. As a Senior Clinical Microbiologist in the teaching hospital, he has expertise in the diagnosis of the agents causing infectious diseases, with a focus on sepsis and bone and joint infections. His expertise makes him a senior member of the Regional Reference Center for Bone and Joint infections where he directs the antimicrobial treatment strategies and the microbiological diagnostic processes in conjunction with the orthopedic and Infectious Diseases teams. Dr. Rottman has been board certified in France for Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Pathology) since 2001. He heads the clinical laboratory for the diagnosis of sepsis, systemic infections and surgical and healthcare associated infections in the Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Paris Ile de France Ouest, the teaching Hospital for the western suburban Paris area in France

Martin advises innovative diagnostic companies in the field of infectious diseases and sits on the board of disruptive companies in the field of clinical microbiology. He is an inventor on patents filled with the USPTO, INPI and PCT on the diagnosis of infection. Martin’s clinical research interests are novel diagnostic platforms in Medical Microbiology, staphylococcal disease, and biofilm associated infections. He is a co-founder of Antagonis, a startup developing novel devices and formulations to prevent carriage and infection from Staphylococcus aureus.







Round Table Discussions Moderator



Human Factor, leading business to benefits from human resources

Year 2017, 38000 airliners daily flights, 7 billions passengers, not a death.

How did the aviation industry got there?

In the Many factors contributing to this excellent result there is a major one, it is the work done on the human being. Thanks to the in-depth knowledge of human functioning and the impact of this human functioning on its environment, the aviation industry has been able to put in place innovative concepts aimed at improving safety and efficiency. For example, in aviation, mistake is considered as the price to pay for human intelligence, so it is a prerequisite for innovation and improved safety.

In order to create an environment leading innovation, with efficient teams, any industry should take advantage of the benefits of civil aviation trainings.




The « phygital » : Interaction between Homo Sapiens and digital communication

Thanks to internet, everyone has become the node of a huge network, on the brain model and its neuronal cartography; however, were are not controlling everything.

Firstly, if we access our knowledge we don’t access our machines. How to implement new methods grounded in a collaborative economy in order to understand our machines better and then to transform the global phygital space for the best?

Secondly, within this digital revolution we are invited to use our body and our brain, to involve our senses and our feelings in a different manner. How does it impact on our usages? And even further, in an evolutionary standpoint, what biological functions would become vestigial and others therefore would appear necessary?

In this presentation, she investigates the various bits of the digital revolution’ human-project’ new communication space, the techno-communication and the human body as a living material, taking into account the limits of its malleability. 





Introduction to European public funding for research-based start-ups/SMEs

Content of presentation:

  • Key principles of funding a research-based entrepreneurial project.
    • What are the different ways of funding a research-based start-up.
    • Specificities of the different phases of development.
    • Which funding strategy to adopt.
  • Overview of European funding programmes (focus on the ones that are specific to research-based entrepreneurial projects).
  • Good practices and tips to write a successful application: a step-by-step approach with examples.
  • Questions and answers.

Time required: 30 minutes





Innovation: what is it?

The political push for research and innovation is accompanied by a great hype on technological disruption, mostly from STEM. A missing piece of information in the current debate is that technological innovation is hardly disruptive. In fact, disruptive innovation is brought about by solving new problems with existing capabilities. Researchers from many different fields have the competences and skills to be disruptively innovative, with no need to discover or develop new technologies. In this short talk, I will give a brief example on how new business models successfully disrupt the marketplace.




Mobile programming for Android

The most significant part of mobile operating system belongs to Android. It will be described the basic of Android programming. Creating a new Android Studio Project. Explanation of the difference between the target SDK and the minimum SDK. Creating User Interface. Creating List items in Android. And installation of the Android application into emulator or real device.



Start-up Tips from a CEO

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FabLab Presentation

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Spin-off experience

The talk will relate about the creation and the first three years activity of a small highly innovative business company with all the difficulties, the fears, the anxieties, the failures for the founder! but also the motivations, the encounters through various networks like the “Reseau Entreprendre”, the successes, the smiles when getting the first grant, and above everything, the high motivation to try to build something together with young engineers and with partners of various countries in the frame of EU projects.




Start-up experience

GeoLook SAS is a provider of tracking solutions and Mobile Resource Management applications for businesses of all sizes. For mobile tracking, GeoLook tracking devices and applications are designed to help companies achieve significant operational efficiencies through continuous tracking of assets, reducing fleet fuel consumption, increasing driver productivity, enhancing driver-logistic center communication, extending operational life of vehicles and shrinking the organization’s carbon footprint. These improvements translate into substantial savings and higher customer satisfaction. For asset management, GeoLook offers battery operated devices that help companies locate their inventory in their various warehouses. The devices are waterproof and their batteries are extremely long-lasting. As a partner of JT Global, a leading provider of IoT connectivity, GeoLook uses their secure and competitively priced SIM cards in all its devices. JT Global has roaming agreements with over 700 telecommunication operators around the world.




How to deal with confidential information during negotiations – best practices

Sharing information during negotiations entails a risk of disclosure of valuable ideas and/or misuse of sensitive scientific data. Worldwide, the law protecting confidential business information or trade secrets is very varied.

This session will highlight the importance of confidentiality as a protection mechanism and give hints on protection management of know-how and valuable business information.


  • Confidential information/Know –How – what can be protected?
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Patents  



Blockchain technology is marvelous and disruptive, yet most people fail to grab the potential and the correct utilization of such innovation. Through this talk, we will introduce you to blockchain technology. We will go from the beginning of the cypherpunk movement to the ICO driven business. After a short dive into the bitcoin inner mechanism we will show you with real application of the technology.



Ozdemir will deliver a presentation on Turkey’s start-up ecosystem; covering the relevant infrastructure for technology development, talent pool, government’s incentives and grants for R&D, investment trends, and recent developments.



Kann will deliver the communication tools for science and business interactions. The key points the create strong netwrok, enhance already created networks and more.



Business Angle

Paris Business Angels

-What business angles are looking for?

-Do they invest randomly?

-Is it easy to reach business angels?

-What are the limits of Investements?



Entrepreneurship and its effects

-What entrepreeurship means?

-Who is an entrepreeur?

-How it affects the social life?

and more...



Science and Business in Israel





Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Bât 650 Ada Lovelace, Université Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex France


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Hotel D’Orsay

2, rue François Leroux
91400 Orsay
Tel.: 33 (0) 1 64 86 17 47
Fax: 33 (0) 1 64 86 17 48
RER: Le Guichet

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Hôtel Le Coupières

27, rue Juliette Adam
91190 Gif sur Yvette
Tel.: 33 (0) 1 69 07 50 83
Fax: 33 (0) 1 64 46 67 23
RER: Gif-sur-Yvette

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Hotel Village

4, rue Neuve
91190 Gif sur Yvette
Tel.: 33 (0) 1 69 28 82 51
Fax: 33 (0) 1 69 28 53 93
RER: Gif-sur-Yvette

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05 Jul 2018


Event Start Date
05 Jul 2018

Event End Date
06 Jul 2018

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