Research and innovation department

The Research and Innovation Department is one of the university’s central services. It is directed by Aurélie Ménard, helped by her deputy director Estelle Liégault. This service is composed in 5 divisions.

Director : Aurélie MÉNARD

Deputy director : Estelle LIÉGAULT

Valorization division, industrial contracts, regional/national subsidies

  • Develop partnerships and negotiate research contracts with socio-economic partners
  • Raise awareness among research units about valorization
  • Detect valuable potential: patents, software…
  • Supporting innovative projects in maturation
  • Implement the innovation strategy – Assist in the setting up of 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
  • Partnership and Biomedical Development Officer : Suzon FAUNY
  • Science & Technology Partnership and 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 of calls for projects and funding schemes
  • Carry out a 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)
  • Control and implement the budget appropriations of the research structures
  • Checking the regularity of expenditure acts
  • Produce financial reports – Implement budget management in close proximity to research structures

Mail to

Division manager : Brigitte CUDEVILLE

  • Isabelle VILLETTE
  • Nathalie QUILLET

Administration and research management support division

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

Mail to :

Division manager: Véronique LEFILLIÂTRE-CAVEY

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

Doctoral Training division

  • Manage the PhD students’ career path (registration for defense)
  • Manage international co-supervision of thesis projects
  • Manage requests for thesis co-supervision
  • Manage HDR requests and defenses
  • Manage the operation of the doctoral student’s houses
  • Manage training, guidance and professional integration projects
  • Manage communication and event activities

Division manager: Esther CAMUS