About us

The Research Network on Innovation was founded in 2006 aiming at developing a better understanding of:

  • the knowledge based economy
  • the university-industry linkages
  • the intellectual property rights issues


The RNI supports the proposal and submission of research projects, the design of partnerships and consultancy. We also encourage the publication of research contribution on specialized journals.

The board

Honorary President: Dimitri Uzunidis

President: Blandine Laperche

Management BoardSophie Boutillier, Béatrice Dumont, Laure Morel, Bérangère Szostak, Jean-Marc Touzard 

Vice-presidents : 

– Secretary General: Romain Debref
– Treasurer and Finance Officer: Leila Temri
– Scientific Strategy Officer: Mireille Matt
– In charge of cooperation / Valorisation: Pierre Barbaroux
– Organisation officer: Vanessa Casadella
– Institutional Relations Officer: Emmanuelle Dubocage


Project Managers:

– Secretariat: Son Thi Kim Le, Fedoua Kasmi, Dave Mobhe, Aliénor de Rouffignac, Aina Andriamanantena
– Corporate Relations: Patricia Baudier, Laurent Dupont
– Legal Affairs: Clotilde Normand
– Cultural Affairs: Olivier Cherki-Thorent



  • Agriculture and Environment: Corinne Tanguy
  • Industry and Technology: Didier Lebert
  • Services and Transitions : Paul Muller
  • Science and Society: Bertrand Bocquet, Joelle Forest
  • Territory and industry : Fedoua Kasmi
  • RRI Global: Rob Dekkers
The organigram

The president and the board of RNI, elected by the general assembly of members based on the organizational chart above.

Administration board

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the association between meetings of the General Assembly. It is composed of the following members: 

Adatto Laurent, Aït-El-Hadj Smaïl, Aouinait Camille, Barbaroux Pierre, Bejean Mathias, Ben Slimane Sonia, Bollinger Sophie, Casadella Vanessa, Caumon Céline, Debref Romain, Depret Marc-Hubert, Dumont Béatrice, Dupont Laurent, Forest Joëlle, Galliano Danielle, Goria Stephane, Jullian Nathalie, Kasmi Fedoua, Laperche Blandine, Le Son Thi Kim, Lebert Didier, Lhoste Eveline, Lima Marcos, Martin Patrick, Mitkova Liliana, Merlin-Brogniart Céline, Mongo Michelle, Morel Laure, Muller Paul, Rayna Thierry, Reboud Sophie, Ruano Borbalan Jean-Claude, Saint Ges Véronique, Schaeffer Véronique, Szostak Bérangère, Tanguy Corinne, Temple Ludovic, Temri Leïla, Uzunidis Dimitri, Vence Xavier

The policy concil
  • Baudier Patricia, EM Normandie, France
  • Berger Douce Sandrine, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
  • Boutillier Sophie, ISI /Lab.RII Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
  • Dubocage Emmanuelle, Institut de Recherche en Gestion, Upec, France
  • Lancelot Jean-François, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, France
  • Isabelle Laudier, Institut CDC pour la Recherche, France
  • Matt Mireille, LISIS, Inrae
  • Pénin Julien, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Pyka Andreas, University Hohenheim, Germany
  • Schiavone Francesco, Université Parthenope, Naples, Italie
  • Touzard Jean-Marc, Inrae, UMR Innovation, Montpellier
  • Varinho Sofia, University Algarve Portugal