Toulouse Business School’s Management Research Centre (MRC), a privileged partner for your management innovations
For the last 10 years, the MRC has been developing research on the major managerial functions of companies, combining scientific quality with innovation for the benefit of businesses and, more widely speaking, our whole society.
Since 2000, when the Management Research Centre was created, 40 research contracts have been signed with and for companies, with the support of public funds. The MRC is ranked among the top major management schools in France in terms of the relationship between research and companies.
The framework for collaboration is determined by the researchers for the scientific aspect, and by the Research Department for the financial, legal and intellectual property aspects.
Collaborative research agreements, service contracts (short-term with results-based commitments), doctoral theses, etc.
|I need ...||The right tool||Specifics|
|... to have the MRC carry out a state-of-the art study on certain subjects for my company||A service contract||
- No research activity
|… to perform basic or finalized research with the MRC||A collaborative agreement||
- Research activity
|… to employ a doctoral student for 3 years||A Training Through Research Industrial Agreement (CIFRE)||
- The doctoral student works in the laboratory and in the company
|… to discuss a possible research collaboration or service with researchers||A secrecy or confidentiality agreement||- Joint ownership of results
- Binds the MRC, so everyone who works on the subject of the agreement is required to maintain secrecy
- The agreement must only cover secrecy: any other subject (ownership of results, operations, etc.) must be covered by another contract
|… the expertise and advice of a researcher||Consultancy||- This is a purely intellectual and scientific personal service that must not use the laboratory’s resources.|
Toulouse Business School has set up its own Management Research Centre, which does not have corporate status. Legally it is under the responsibility of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse (CCIT), which is a French public administrative institution. The MRC is therefore a research laboratory with public status.
Only the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse is authorized to commit expenditure and responsibility for actions carried out by the MRC.
The Research Department is the contact point for all types of public or private partnerships.
• CIR (Research Tax Credit) – Research tax credit applied to the CIFRE
• CIFRE Theses
• Conseil Régional (Regional Council)
• Midi-Pyrénées Innovation
• Agence Nationale de la Recherche – ANR (French National Agency for Research)
• OSEO (a French public body that funds innovation)
The Management Research Centre is involved in three State-accredited competitiveness clusters located in Midi-Pyrénées:
• Aeronautics, Space and Embedded Systems (Aerospace Valley)
• Agrimip Innovation Southwest
Twice a year, the MRC publishes “Tbsearch”, which presents research published in journals of academic excellence and practical applications of this work for businesses.
Issue 3 - November 2012
Issue 2 – June 2012
Issue 1 – December 2011
To access the Tbsearch page, click HERE