Research and innovation department

The Research and Innovation Department is one of the university’s central services. It is directed by Aurélie Ménard with the assistance of deputy director Estelle Liégault. There are five divisions in the service.

Director : Aurélie MÉNARD

Deputy director : Estelle LIÉGAULT

Division for value enhancement, industrial contracts, regional/national subsidies

  • Develop partnerships and negotiate research contracts with socio-economic partners
  • Raise awareness among research units about value enhancement
  • Detect valuable potential: patents, software, etc.
  • Support and assist innovative projects
  • Implement our innovation strategy – Assist in applications for regional and national subsidies

Division manager : Estelle LIÉGAULT

  • Partnership and Promotion Officer for Humanities and Social Sciences : Pascal ANNE
  • Agrobiology and Environmental Sciences Partnership and Development Officer : Emilie DUVAL
  • Biomedical Development Officer : Suzon FAUNY
  • Science & Technology Development Officer : Agathe RONDEAU
  • In charge of national subsidy arrangements : Axelle SAVARY
  • In charge of national subsidy arrangements : Harmonie GUIBERT

European Project Engineering division

  • Assist research units in the setting up (administrative and financial aspects) of European and international grants
  • Monitor and justify European contracts (ERDF, Horizon Europe…)
  • Raise awareness around calls for projects and funding schemes
  • Carry out targeted and analysed monitoring of funding opportunities

Mail to

  • Structural Funds manager : Isabelle JAMME
    • In charge of justifying funds (ERDF, EAFRD, EMFAF…) : Claire DUPRÉ
  • Horizon Europe INTEREG fund manager : Weronika URBANSKA
    • European project manager : Patricia DANICAN

Financial management of contract division

  • Executing and monitoring expenses of research contracts and grants (outside Europe)
  • Controlling and implementing the budget appropriations of the university’s research structures
  • Checking the regularity of expenditure acts
  • Producing financial reports – Implementing budget management in close collaboration with research structures

Mail to

Division manager : Brigitte CUDEVILLE

  • Isabelle VILLETTE
  • Nathalie QUILLET

Administration and research management support division

  • Produce research indicators
  • Enhance communication around research projects
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the DRI budget
  • Coordinate the research governance bodies (CEF, RC)
  • Coordinate preparation and follow-up as part of the HCERES evaluation system
  • Disseminate research-related information

Mail to :

Division manager: Véronique LEFILLIÂTRE-CAVEY

  • Catherine MARIE
  • Nathalie GOYER
  • Brittany MENSAH
  • Lydie LECLERE

Doctoral Training division

  • Manage PhD students’ career paths (registration for Vivas)
  • Manage international co-supervision of thesis projects
  • Manage requests for thesis co-supervision
  • Manage HDR applications and Vivas
  • Manage the running of doctoral student houses
  • Manage training, guidance and professional integration projects
  • Manage communication and event activities

Division manager: Esther CAMUS