The practical, immediately operational education and training at ESPCI ParisTech, combined with the strong interface with laboratories conducting cutting-edge research, translates into substantial potential to transform technological innovation into market success.
Many recent ESPCI graduates have founded or are managing start-ups, some of which are based on research conducted in ESPCI ParisTech research laboratories, often as part of their thesis work. And many members of the staff are involved in the commercial implementation of their research at the School, through patents and their exploitation.
In addition to helping students develop a solid intuitive understanding of the empirical deployment and success of innovation programs, ESPCI ParisTech provides an opportunity to make a genuine impact on the economy and a positive contribution to society in general, by developing and commercializing innovative high-tech solutions in the areas of health, sustainable development, telecommunications, and so on.
The long list of start-ups founded by ESPCI engineers within ten years of graduation includes IntellAgence (Nicolas Grekas, IT solutions for communities), Fluigent (Jérémie Weber, miniaturization of chemical analysis), Ciprian (Julien Lopez-Rios, electronic instrumentation), SuperSonic Imagine (Jeremy Bercoff, medical instrumentation), Dot and Co. (Patrick Mevzek, Internet naming), Bookeen (Michael Dahan, electronic books), and Echosens (Laurent Sandrin and Sylvain Yon, medical imaging).