[Technology transfer] Framework agreement signed between Avignon University and the Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon

On Friday 16 June 2023, the Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon and Avignon Université officially renewed their desire to work together by signing a framework agreement. The aim of the agreement is to facilitate cooperation between the two institutions.

Thanks to this framework agreement, several university laboratories will have the opportunity to work in partnership with the hospital centre. The researchers will put their expertise at the service of research projects conducted jointly by the hospital and the university. The partnership will encourage staff exchanges, the sharing of facilities and the pooling of material and data resources.

The day included a number of presentations.
Georges Linares, Vice-President for Research, and Jean-François Blanco, Director of the Research and Innovation Support Department (DARI), gave a presentation on the university.

The laboratories involved in health then presented their work. Mickaël Rouvier, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the Avignon Computer Science Laboratory (LIA), focused on "Artificial Intelligence - Data Structuring" and the research projects that could be developed with the Avignon Hospital.

Anna Melnykova, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, gave a presentation on the Avignon Mathematics Laboratory (LMA), outlining the focus of their in-house research and how it could be applied to the issues facing Avignon Hospital.

The Laboratory for Experimental Cardiovascular Physiology (LaPEC) was presented by Agnès Vinet, its director and a university professor, who outlined the work already carried out with certain departments at the Hôpital d'Avignon and the presence of hospital practitioners from the Hôpital d'Avignon on the LaPEC organisation chart.

The Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique sur les Cancers d'Origine Professionnelle dans le Vaucluse (GISCOP 84) was also represented by its co-director, Moritz Hunsmann, a research fellow at the CNRS, who outlined the work already underway with the Avignon hospital, which will be continued more officially following the signing of the framework agreement.

The day ended with the signing of the framework agreement by the legal representatives of the two establishments, Mr Pinzelli, Director of the Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon, and Mr Ellerkamp, President of Avignon Université.

Avignon Université and the Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon are delighted to be able to formally renew the partnership between the two establishments, given the number of projects undertaken by the various laboratories presented above.

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