The organisation

Governance

The organisation brings together the main institutional players and experts in business creation and innovation in the Bordeaux metropolitan area:

  • University of Bordeaux
  • the engineering school
  • the University teaching hospital
  • Research establishments and laboratories
  • Technology transfer operators
  • BPI France
  • Venture capital companies
  • Major groups and SMEs
  • Local authorities
  • Regional Start-Ups

With a wealth of expertise from its directors, Unitec runs a network of innovation partners enabling each project to benefit from the network’s scientific, technical, industrial, business or economic skills with the aim of fostering the success of tomorrow’s start-ups.

The Executive

PRESIDENT :

  • Didier ROUX

 

DEPUTY VICE-PRESIDENT:

  • François SALIN, CYANE

 

VICE-PRESIDENTS :

  • Marc PHALIPPOU – Directeur Général de Bordeaux INP
  • Manuel TUNON DE LARA – Président de l’Université de Bordeaux

 

SECRETARY :

  • Eric MOTTAY, AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES

 

TREASURER :

  • Alain RICROS, I2S

 

 

The board of directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 27 members (legal entities and private individuals) divided into five colleges.

THE COLLEGE OF “MEMBRES D’HONNEUR” OR HONORARY MEMBERS:

    • Alain ROUSSET, Président d’honneur, fondateur

THE COLLEGE OF “COLLECTIVITÉS TERRITORIALES” OR LOCAL REGIONAL AUTHORITIES

  • Anne-Laure BEDU – Conseil Régional Nouvelle-Aquitaine

  • Franck RAYNAL – Bordeaux Métropole

  • Christian TAMARELLE – Communauté de communes de Montesquieu

  • Sylvie TRAUTMANN – Ville de Pessac

  • Fabienne FEDOU – Ville de Bègles

  • Emmanuel SALLABERRY, Ville de Talence

  • Jean-Bernard LATOUR – Ville de Gradignan

THE COLLEGE OF “ENTREPRENEURS & ENTREPRISES”, OR BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS

  • Denis BLED, NEWMIPS

  • Eric MOTTAY, AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES (Secrétaire)

  • Alain RICROS, I2S (Trésorier)

  • Didier ROUX, (Président)

  • François SALIN, MORIALASE (Vice-Président Délégué)

  • Sébastien PALLUAULT, ELLYX

  • Fred MARIN, OP2

  • Marc DOLATKHANI, POLYMEREXPERT

  • Grégoire MAES, SUEZ

  • Trang PHAM, THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES

THE COLLEGE OF “ETABLISSEMENTS SUPÉRIEURS & DE RECHERCHE” OR HIGHER AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

  • Marc PHALIPPOU – Bordeaux INP (Vice-président)

  • Philippe VIGOUROUX – CHU de Bordeaux

  • Xavier AUBARD – ENSAM

  • Maylis CHUSSEAU – SATT Aquitaine – AST

  • Manuel TUNON de LARA – Université de Bordeaux (Vice-président)

THE COLLEGE oF “PARTENAIRES”, OR PARTNERS

  • Jean-Georges MICOL – Aquitaine Développement Innovation Nouvelle-Aquitaine

  • Natalia ARAUJO – Bpifrance Aquitaine

  • Sylvie BARUSSEAU – CEAPC – Caisse d’Épargne

  • Isabelle LAPORTE – SEML Route des Lasers

Unitec History, merger of Bordeaux unitec technopole and AEC

1990

Establishment of the Unitec Technopole, Bordeaux

1991

Opening of Bordeaux Unitec’s first partner incubator in Pessac

1992

Laying of the first stone of the Condorcet Centre, the Technopole's headquarters

1995

Capsulis is the first start-up created by researchers and supervised by Bordeaux Unitec

1996

Inauguration of the CEC, the European Communication Centre (World City – Bordeaux and Montesquieu Centre – Martillac), set up by the European Commission, the Datar and the Aquitaine Region as a logical continuation of the Hourtin Summer Communication University.

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1997

The first cybercafé in Bordeaux opens at the CEC Technological Gallery.

1998

Inauguration of the Bordeaux Unitec enterprise nursery built by the City of Pessac

2001

Inauguration of the 1st Unitec 1 Science Park Business Service Centre

The CEC becomes the AEC and Alain Rousset, President of the Aquitaine Region and of the CEC is succeeded by Marcel Desvergne as President of the AEC.

2002

Start of a decade of Diagnostic de l’Aquitaine Numérique, an observatory of digital usage and services in the region.

2003

Inauguration of the IECB (Institut Européen de Chimie et de Biologie – the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology)

2004

Setting up of the Pôle Aquitaine pour la Société de l’Information – the Aquitaine innovation cluster for the Information Society (PASI).

2005

Bordeaux Unitec launches the 1st edition of Innovaday, an innovation and financing forum in Aquitaine.

2006

Opening of the PTIB (Plateforme Technologique d’Innovation Biomédicale) at the Xavier Arnozan University Hospital, with a reception site dedicated to Innovative Young Companies in the Health sector.

2007

Inauguration of the Cité de la Photonique, a technology park promoted by Bordeaux Unitec.

2008

Launch of Signaux Numériques – Digital Signals, an annual meeting about digital trends.

2010

Creation of the 200th innovative company to be supported by Bordeaux Unitec.

Creation of the Auberge Numérique, the regional incubator.

2011

Agreement with the Technopole Bordeaux Montesquieu: Bordeaux Unitec supports start-ups in the enterprise nursery.

First National eTourism Meetings in Aquitaine.

2012

Structuring of the Pôle Biogalien, the innovation cluster in the Bordeaux Métropole Biopark.

2013

Inauguration of the Institut d’Optique Aquitaine with accommodation for young innovative companies in the photonics and laser industries.

Opening of the Tripo at the Cité Numérique, Bordeaux Unitec supports the site start-ups.

Agreement with BPACA for the banking support of companies.

Participation in the launch and advance planning for the Cité Numérique – the Digital City.

2014

Bordeaux Métropole awarded the French Tech label.

Agreement with Bordeaux INP: Bordeaux Unitec supports start-ups hosted on campus.

Agreement with BNP Paribas.

Inauguration of ChemInnov with technical platforms open to companies.

Inauguration of La Banquiz: Bordeaux Unitec co-founding and supporting alongside Aquinetic.

Creation of the Fontaulab system: Bordeaux Unitec co-founding and supporting alongside the ENSEIRB and the ENSC.

Preparation of the French Tech Bordeaux application dossier.

2016

Innovaday: a Greater Region dimension with Aquitaine Development Innovation Inauguration of Espace Fontaulab:

Accelerator of digital innovations dedicated to early childhood and the silver economy, Bordeaux Unitec, consulting partner and co-founder alongside the ENSEIRB and the ENSC.

La Banquiz in Pessac is two years old and is being rolled out in Nouvelle-Aquitaine with Pau and Mont de Marsan.

2017

Resumption of management of the Pessac enterprise nursery: the long-established enterprise incubator.

The launch of the Unitec-Connect corporate social network.

The launch of the Alumni Club

2018

Birth of Unitec: a merger between Bordeaux Unitec and AEC.