Based on the phrase “let our differences enrich us”, our team combines economic expertise and an understanding of technological challenges and innovation opportunities to help build a vision of the future.
Leading and influential research and innovation actors trust us to lead their projects. Working with us grants gives you access to this unrivalled network of experts.
Our expertise enables us to combine knowledge from different spatial and economic contexts and create synergies based on pragmatic and tailored solutions
Our 30 years of experience gained at the heart of some of Europe’s leading innovation ecosystems (development of Sophia-Antipolis, supporting start-ups, cluster internationalisation and participating in 200 European projects), has enabled us to become European leaders in the design and implementation of innovation policies.
Inno TSD’s history starts on October 16th, 1986 in Sophia-Antipolis, when TSD (Technopolis Service Development) was created.
Supported by the founder of Sophia-Antipolis, Pierre Lafitte, TSD seeks to exploit and share the technopole model with other locations in France and Europe. Its objective is to promote cross-fertilisation, collaborative research and open-innovation for businesses and research actors.
TSD merged in 1999 with inno, based in Karlsruhe, a company excelling in commercialising research and innovation knowledge. TSD becomes inno TSD and can now offer its clients access to a complete portfolio of services spanning the full innovation, business and entrepreneurship value chain. The two offices of Karlsruhe and Sophia-Antipolis are soon joined by three other offices, in Rostock, Vienna and Stockholm, reinforcing geographical coverage and providing the team with access to the best European innovation practices.
In 2001, Marc Pattinson becomes the General Manager of inno TSD and reinforces the integration of the company into European networks. Marc is today an expert in the field of regional innovation strategies and clusters and is often called upon by the European Commission to reflect on its innovation policies (expert member of the S3 Mirror Group, expert to the DG GROW, auditor of the ESCA cluster label...).
From 2006 onwards, inno TSD becomes one of France’s leading operators of business entrepreneurship and start-up centres and it opens new offices in Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Brieuc and Strasbourg for the teams in charge of managing incubators and business centres on behalf of the local authorities.
Today, inno TSD has a turnover of €3.5m, a team of 20 people in France, supported by a European group with a €10m turnover and 60 consultants.
To work with us is to access excellence, for your research, your studies and your European projects on innovation.
Birth of TSD
1er projet européen collaboratif (Natibs - FP5)
1ère stratégie régionale d’innovation
TSD merges with inno (Karlsruhe)
1ère pépinière en gestion (Meyreuil)
Opening of an office in Saint-Brieuc
Lancement de grands projets internationaux vers l’Asie, les Etats-Unis, et les Balkans
Lancement du marché plateforme et réseaux
Opening of an office in Paris
inno group has more than 60 employees across Europe