Genopole® has a three-fold mission:
- Develop a center of excellence in genomics and post-genomics research (with a special focus on gene therapy), in close collaboration with the University of Evry-Val-d’Essonne (UEVE).
- Foster the creation and development of biotech companies in the Paris Ile-de-France region by providing appropriate support.
- Create a biopark in Evry-Corbeil from the ground up, interfaced with academic research and shared-access technology platforms and services.
Building and coordinating a research cluster in genomics, post-genomics and related sciences
In collaboration with France’s national research institutes and the Paris Ile-de-France region’s universities, Genopole® hosts and equips academic research units specializing in genetics, genomics and related sciences.
Genopole® also stimulates scientific life on the biopark by coordinating and organizing high-level teaching & training programs, seminars, symposia, business clubs and much more.
Reinforcing a center of excellence in life science teaching and training
In collaboration with the University of Evry-Val d’Essonne, Genopole® helps to set up high-level teaching programs (notably in genomics, gene therapy and bioinformatics), reinforce joint national institute/university research groups and establish links with other French universities.
Founded in July 1991, the University of Evry-Val d’Essonne (UEVE) now offers around 160 courses (of which over 80 are vocational in nature) to a total of 10,000 students. Since the start of the 2005 academic year, the UEVE has been operating the Bachelor–Master–Doctorate degree system.
Promoting the growth of the biotech industry
By providing custom financial and technical project support, Genopole® offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to move onto a thriving life science research and business park.
In addition, Genopole®’s independent Expert Committee helps life science entrepreneurs to evaluate and refine their business plans.
Company founders can also apply for funding to the G1J Ile-de-France pre-seed fund.
Promoting genomics and the Evry-Corbeil biopark
Genopole®’s promotional activities in France and internationally are two-fold: highlighting the achievements of biopark stakeholders and promoting civic debate on the issues raised by progress in biotechnology and genetics research.
Genopole® fosters the public understanding of genomics and contributes to discussion of the ethical issues raised by genetics and genomics.