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.
- Didier ROUX
- François SALIN, CYANE
- Marc PHALIPPOU – Directeur Général de Bordeaux INP
- Manuel TUNON DE LARA – Président de l’Université de Bordeaux
- Eric MOTTAY, AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES
- 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
Establishment of the Unitec Technopole, Bordeaux
Opening of Bordeaux Unitec’s first partner incubator in Pessac
Laying of the first stone of the Condorcet Centre, the Technopole's headquarters
Capsulis is the first start-up created by researchers and supervised by Bordeaux Unitec
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.
The CEC is all
about Training / Information / Expertise
The first cybercafé in Bordeaux opens at the CEC Technological Gallery.
Inauguration of the Bordeaux Unitec enterprise nursery built by the City of Pessac
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.
Start of a decade of Diagnostic de l’Aquitaine Numérique, an observatory of digital usage and services in the region.
Inauguration of the IECB (Institut Européen de Chimie et de Biologie – the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology)
Setting up of the Pôle Aquitaine pour la Société de l’Information – the Aquitaine innovation cluster for the Information Society (PASI).
Bordeaux Unitec launches the 1st edition of Innovaday, an innovation and financing forum in Aquitaine.
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.
Inauguration of the Cité de la Photonique, a technology park promoted by Bordeaux Unitec.
Launch of Signaux Numériques – Digital Signals, an annual meeting about digital trends.
Creation of the 200th innovative company to be supported by Bordeaux Unitec.
Creation of the Auberge Numérique, the regional incubator.
Agreement with the Technopole Bordeaux Montesquieu: Bordeaux Unitec supports start-ups in the enterprise nursery.
First National eTourism Meetings in Aquitaine.
Structuring of the Pôle Biogalien, the innovation cluster in the Bordeaux Métropole Biopark.
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.
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.
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.
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
Birth of Unitec: a merger between Bordeaux Unitec and AEC.