A strong model of Office of Tech Transfer “Across the Pond”: The OTT of AP-HP

At the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the OS&T takes the opportunity to talk about a dynamic team led by Dr Florence Ghrenassia, director of the Office of Tech Transfer and Licensing at Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)

With a team of 12 people of whom 11 are women, the team was able to obtain conclusive results despite a challenging TT landscape in France:

  • 100 patents was filed of which 50% licensed in the 2 years
  • 10 M€ of total licensing revenues
  • 30 startup companies created

This office brings innovation from “bedsides to bedsides” as its director explained us in her presentation during the 2011 AUTM meeting.

Since 1992, the Office of Technology Transfer, Licensing and Industrial Ventures (OTTLIV) has been protecting and managing innovations resulting from hospital care and clinical research performed by AP-HP departments, laboratories and teams (clinical practitioners, nursing staff, managers, etc.).

OTTLIV has created a central and unique contact point for establishing research collaborations involving AP-HP personnel.

OTTLIV hosts within industrial partnership platforms, hosts start-up incubators and development labs on AP-HP sites and privileges partnerships within institutes dedicated to innovation

About the AP-HP (Group of hospitals in Paris)

With 6,486 b€ operating budget, AP-HP gathers 37 hospitals or hospital groups, and one home medical care unit, brought together geographically, since June 2003, within four university hospital groups (GHU): North, East, South, and West.

The Clinical Research and Development Department (DRCD) of AP-HP coordinates more than 2000 clinical trials, all sponsorships combined. AP-HP first in Europe in sponsored clinical trials; ranks ahead of major industries.


More information in the OTT brochure or on the OTT website



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