ESOF 2018 Sponsors


Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Innovation focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to positively impact human health. We provide scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. and our Business Development. Please visit



About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 59 billion restated for IFRS 15 and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Agence Nationale de la Recherche

ANR provides funding for project-based research in all fields of science - for both basic and applied research - to public research organisations and universities, as well as to private companies (including SMEs). Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews compliant with international standards, ANR provides the scientific community with instruments and programmes promoting creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between academia and industry. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world.

Since 2010, ANR has also been the lead manager of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research, in charge of project selection, funding and monitoring.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and professional education, including ScienceDirectScopusSciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.




The Occitanie Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) has a vocation to work alongside businesses to promote economic development, provide a locus for consultation and co-ordination between the 13 departmental (county) CCIs that it covers, conduct targeted joint initiatives and liaise with State institutions and local authorities”.


The Chamber of Commerce & Industry carries out general actions in favor of all the companies of Haute-Garonne. It represents businesses and defends their interests so that they grow and prosper in the best way within their territory. It also supports all businesses throughout their life cycle.


COST is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. We provide funds for organising conferences, meetings, training schools, short scientific exchanges or other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics. By creating open spaces where people and ideas can grow, we unlock the full potential of science.”


Frontiers is an award-winning Open Science platform and leading Open Access scholarly publisher.

Our mission is to make high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles rapidly and freely available to everybody in the world, thereby accelerating scientific and technological innovation, societal progress and economic growth. Founded in 2007 by neuroscientists Kamila Markram and Henry Markram, Frontiers has grown to become one of the world’s largest open-access publishers, receiving the industry-leading ALPSP Gold Award for Innovation in Publishing in 2014. For more information, visit and follow @Frontiersin on Twitter.

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L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82 600 people worldwide.

Research & Innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3 885 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain. 

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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

In France, Sanofi has 25,400 employees and 35 sites, including, in Toulouse Oncopole, Biopark by Sanofi which hosts, supports and connects life sciences innovative companies.


Expert in water & waste management all around the world, SUEZ supports cities & industries in the circular economy to protect, optimize & secure the essential resources to our future. We’re combating climate change by developing innovative solutions to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions, to optimize their energy consumption and to encourage the use of high-potential renewables. With a global response capacity, SUEZ combines a high level of expertise in real-time IT and a recognized capacity for research, innovation & the development of leading-edge technological solutions



Altran is the global leader in Engineering and R&D services. The group offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization.

In France, some employees can take part in skill-sponsorship programs aimed at public interest initiatives around the themes of culture, solidarity and innovation. In this context, Altran is glad to be directly involved in ESOF 2018 activities, including the organization of the International Village.


The goal of the ISAE-Supaéro Foundation is to support the development of ISAE-Supaéro, the world’s leading institution for higher education in aerospace engineering. It promotes the Institute at a national and international level, helps finance educational projects, supports research initiatives, invests in aeronautic and space technology, notably those in line with sustainable development, supports young innovative businesses and promotes engineering careers to high school students. The Foundation’s current campaign started in 2011 and will end in 2018 with the aim of reaching 40 million euros to finance development projects and initiatives by students and teacher-researchers. The campaign’s five financing focuses are research and education, innovative teaching, international flourishing, entrepreneurship, and diversity and social openness. 

Fondation STAE Toulouse

Sciences and Technologies for Aeronautics and Space (STAE) is a scientific foundation with a network of 40 laboratories and 800 researchers and teacher-researchers. STAE is a tool, at the service of the community, for the development of scientific research of excellence in Midi-Pyrénées. To do so, it supports scientific projects and allows the reception of world-renowned researchers. One of the main assets of the network is the multidisciplinarity of its associated laboratories, which include engineering science, communication science and Earth and space science.