Technological platforms

Contact person 
Kate Margetts
Ville de Grenoble
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Knowledge Transfer (contract research, licences, research and IPR issues in public/academic/non-profit institutes)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Technological platforms
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
What is the aim/objective? 
PFT have three main guidelines: - to provide resources and competences of HEI, training institutions but also secondary technical education institutions (professional high schools) and lifelong learning professional training organisms, for the benefit of SMEs; - to create a common space for training and technological services; - to develop of a network gathering various technology transfer structures.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The objective of Technology Platforms is to support and institutionalise the 3rd mission of public education and training institutions, i.e. the promotion of innovation and technology transfer. The measure is geared both to education institutions and SMEs and aims at making the two parties mutually aware and open to cooperation. Organised around SMEs needs, PFT are expected to reinforce the supply with education institutions of technological services to SMEs. PFT also aim to strengthen training through provision of technological services. In this way, PFT complement the National Centres for Technology Research (CNRT) and the Technology Research Teams (ERT - Equipes de Recherche Technologique), which target more explicitly research activities carried out by public research organisations and large companies research labs.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
13 platforms have been set-up and funded (4,9 millions € by ERDF and 800K€ by the regional government).
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?