The inno group is a European consulting company specialising in innovation strategy consulting, research valorisation and technology transfer, with offices in Germany (Karlsruhe and Rostock), France (Sophia Antipolis, and Saint-Brieuc), and Sweden (Stockholm). The company was originally started as a spin-off from the Technical University of Karlsruhe and the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems Technology. The group is made up of a multidisciplinary team of more than 60 consultants and has an annual turnover of €9 million. inno TSD, located in Sophia Antipolis in France, is part of the inno group.
inno specialises in innovation and technology transfer, university-industry cooperation, entrepreneurship and innovation start-ups and development, support for Intellectual Property Rights (inno runs a public-private patent commercialisation agency in Germany), and in international cooperation projects in innovation and S&T.
inno has a strong client and partner network and works with a selected number of international organisations and agencies (European Commission, UNIDO, ETSI, etc.), research centres and universities, large companies such as EDF or RTE in France and many technology-based SMEs.
Drawing on twenty years of experience, inno enjoys privileged access to more than twenty leading universities and research institutes in Europe. inno helps its partners and clients to implement the most appropriate avenues of exploitation and commercialisation of their research potentials. For instance, inno runs a patent commercialisation agency (PVA) in Germany, and has been instrumental in raising more than €120 million in research and commercialisation budgets for research institutions.
The company actively advises research institutions and local authorities on how to establish structures and incentive mechanisms aimed at boosting commercialisation success and technology transfer initiatives. inno TSD helps its partners to manage the complex process of identifying and maximising the commercial potential of innovative technologies or services.