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Laurent Buisson, VP Development & Corporate Partnerships

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Laurent Buisson, Vice President Development and Corporate Partnerships

From 2012 to 2016, Laurent Buisson was the Vice President Ways and Means, and previous to that he served as Executive Director for research and technology transfer at UPMC. He has a background that combines both research and management, and has held positions in Paris, Strasbourg, Grenoble and Chicago.

He received an engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique, specialized in water and forests, and his thesis on the modeling of avalanches earned him a Ph.D. in computer science from Joseph Fourier University. He then worked as a researcher at Cemagref in Grenoble for five years. In 1995, he joined the ministry and became the Alsace Regional Delegate for research and technology.

In 2000, Laurent Buisson relocated to the United States as a scientific attaché for the French Embassy. He remained there for three years. Before joining UPMC in October 2008, he was in charge of regional innovation and action for the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. In this position, he managed issues related to research and development in the private sector (research tax credit), the creation of innovative technology companies, the transfer and diffusion of technology, and the regional research policy.