About us

The Research Network on Innovation was founded in 2006 aiming at developing a better understanding of:

  • the knowledge based economy
  • the university-industry linkages
  • the intellectual property rights issues

The RNI supports the proposal and submission of research projects, the design of partnerships and consultancy. We also encourage the publication of research contribution on specialized journals.

42 members of the board: Aït-El-Hadj Smaïl, Barbaroux Pierre, Ben Slimane Sonia, Boutillier Sophie, Burger-Helmchen Thierry, Casadella Vanessa, Debref Romain, Depret Marc Hubert, Dubocage Emmanuelle, Dumond Beatrice, Dupont Laurent, Forest Joelle, Gallaud Delphine, Galliano Danielle, Gentilluci Eleonora, Goria Stephane, Kasmi Fedoua, Laperche Blandine, Lebert Didier, Lima Marcos, Matt Mireille, Maze Armelle, Mitkova Liliana, Merlin-Brogniart Céline, Morel Laure, Elouar-Mrizak Sana, Nadel Simon, Morlat Clément, Reboud Sophie, Ruano-Borbalan Jean-Claude, Saint Ges Véronique, Seulliet Eric, Schaeffer Véronique, Son Thi Kim Le, Szostak Bérangère, Tanguy Corinne, Temple Ludovic, Temri Leïla, Touzard Jean-Marc, Trousse Brigitte, Uzunidis Dimitri.

The policy concil : Muriel Cordier, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, France;Claude Fournier, Institut Supérieur des Métiers, France; Jeremy Howells, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; Isabelle Laudier, Institut CDC pour la Recherche, France; Birgit Leick, University of Southeastern Norway, Norway; Julien Pénin, Université de Strasbourg, France; Frédérique Savel, BPI Le Lab, France; Francesco Schiavone, Université Parthenope, Naples, Itali

The president and the board of RNI, elected by the general assembly of members based on the following organizational chart.



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The board of RNI in details : 

Honorary President: Dimitri Uzunidis

President: Blandine Laperche

Management Board: Sophie Boutillier, Laure Morel, Bérangère Szostak, Jean-Marc Touzard

Vice-presidents : 

  • General secretary : Romain Debref
  • Co-operation: Pierre Barbaroux
  • Treasury & Finance : Leïla Temri
  • Scientic Strategy: Mireille Matt
  • Valorization : Corinne Tanguy
  • Organization: Vanessa Casadella

Project Managers:

  • Secretary board : Fedoua Kasmi, Son Thi Kim Le, Dave Mobhe
  • Corporate relation : Patricia Baudier, Didier Lebert, Laurent Dupont, Eric Seulliet
  • Legal affairs : Clotilde Normand
  • Cultural affairs: Olivier Cherki-Thorent


  • Science & Society: Bertrand Bocquet, Joelle Forest
  • RNI Maghreb: Sonia Ben Slimane
  • RRI Scandinavia :  Birgit Leick
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