Team:INSA Toulouse/contenu/team/partners/sponsors




Financial support is mandatory for successfully achieving scientific projects. iGEM projects do not depart from this golden rule. Our wonderful scientific and human adventure would never have been possible without the generous contributions of our different sponsors.
We would like to truely thank them for supporting young student scientists in their innovative approaches and for promoting strong initiatives in Synthetic Biology such as the iGEM project. These private and public sponsors are demonstrating their implication in encouraging scientific discovery, nurturing new and cutting-edge concepts, stimulating a healthy emulation in a world-wide competition and finally encouraging young students to commit themselves to a challenging project.
Those private and public sponsors have demonstrated their commitment to scientific innovation and higher education and we would like to express them our deepest thanks

We collected around 30,000 € from our generous sponsors. We also received generous gift in the form of free consumables or special sale prices on molecular biology items and free use of dedicated software.
These contributors are:
- For direct financial support: Adisseo, EADS Fondation, Genotoul, INSA, LISBP, Lesaffre, Roquette, Sanofi, Sofiprotéol, TWB
- For generous gift of consumables: AgileBio, Biosentec, LISBP
- For special sale prices: ThermoScientific

Public Sponsors

INSA Toulouse (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées or National Institute of Applied Science of Toulouse) is a famous five year engineering school which graduates almost 500 students each year, in 8 different specialties, from informatics to civil engineering including also for examples nanotechnology engineering or biochemical engineering. The INSA Toulouse is composed of 220 teachers and teacher-researchers, 230 administrative employees, and 8 research laboratories. The school celebrated its 50th year anniversary last year.

Laboratory of Engineering of Biological Systems and Process (LISBP) is a mixed research unit (UMR) attached to INRA (UMR 792), CNRS (UMR 5504) and INSA, Toulouse. Internationally recognized, graded A+ by AERES in 2009 and with three awards under the “Investissements d’Avenir” (Investing in the Future) programme, LISPB holds an innovative position at the interface between life sciences and process sciences. Its work has applications in the sectors of health, biotechnologies, water and environment, food processing and agri-business, and chemistry.
LISBP is multidisciplinary (microbiology, biocatalysis, bioprocesses, separation techniques …); it works on uniting Systems Biology, Processes and Engineering, and has a triple engagement centred around Research, Training, and Transfer and Exploitation. With the ambitious aim of federating competence “from gene to process” while combining scientific excellence with economic and social pertinence, LISPB is crossing divisions, applying a multi-scale strategy, and building networks in the local and international environment.

Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) is an infrastructure project, designed to become a “centre of excellence” in the field of “white” (also called “industrial”) biotechnology in Toulouse. White biotechnology is the application of biotechnology for industrial purposes, including manufacturing of chemicals, alternative energy (or «bioenergy») and biomaterials. It includes the practice of using cells or components of cells -like enzymes- to generate industrially useful products.

Private Sponsors

Adisseo, a subsidiary of the BlueStar International group, is a worldwide expert in animal nutrition, combining the excellence and quality of its know-how in a complete line of additives and services. The reference partner for our customers and a historic innovator in our industry, Adisseo and its employees improve animal production performances.
The controlled quality of our products and industrial processes makes Adisseo a major actor in improving the food chain while protecting animals, humans and the environment.

AgileBio is specialized in technological IT solutions for life sciences, R&D and other industries. It provides a wide range of software development services and ready-to-implement products for, biometrics, cheminformatics, bioinformatics and organization.
They are experts in programming languages like PHP, mySQL, Perl, C#, .NET for robust and budget controlled client-server solutions (cross-platform).
They have specialized mainly in LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) and other collaborative platforms. Their main product is LabCollector. This solution is targeted to any type of laboratory.

Biosentec is young company situated in Toulouse. It was formed in 2001 and specialized on for the development of enzymatic reagents. Biosentec developps, manufactures and sells reagents and kits for analytical applications in agro-food, biotech, research.....
Biosentec offers a large range of reliable products.Recently, Biosentec has developped a new biosensor technology to measure L-Lactate.

EADS Fondation
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) is a global pan-European aerospace and defence corporation registered in the Netherlands and a defence and military contractor worldwide. The group includes Airbus which manufactures commercial aircrafts, and Airbus Military which manufactures tankers, transport and mission aircrafts; Eurocopter, the world's largest helicopter supplier; Astrium, providing systems for aerial, land, naval and civilian security applications including Ariane, Galileo and Cassidian. Through Cassidian, EADS is a partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well in the missile systems provider MBDA.

The Genopole Toulouse(GenoToul) Midi-Pyrénées was created in 1999 in response to the call from the Ministry of Research, in order to develop the facilities necessary to promote important interdisciplinary projects, to develop bioinformatics and to encourage innovation.
Today, it provides a regional network of research platforms in life sciences labelled iBiSA [national coordination of the life science platforms], open to groups from both public and private sectors and involved in the technology development and innovation.

Lesaffre was founded in 1853 and has now become a leader in the domain of bread-making yeast and yeast extracts. The independent French family-run group has a presence on all five continents and works with over 7,200 employees.
Lesaffre has unique technical skills that it has thoroughly mastered, and enjoys top-level expertise in the production, fermentation and the transformation of yeast in all its forms. Lesaffre always works with the same high standards in its use of materials and expertise in all its products and services related to bread-making, taste, nutrition, fermentation and distillation.
The success of Lesaffre is credited to its technical innovation, its thorough mastery of the expertise it enjoys,and its capacity to come up with customised solutions. Its ability to anticipate clients’ needs, understand their expectations and to provide quality products has led to firm partnerships with manufacturers, craftsmen and the general public.
The goal of Lesaffre is to better answer the needs of its clients, and for this Lesaffre is preparing the future through a policy of innovative development.

ROQUETTE is one of Europe's largest and one of the world's most advanced starch and starch-derivatives businesses and world leader in polyols (sugar alcohols). ROQUETTE derives over 650 products from six million tonnes of maize, wheat, peas and potatoes, and adds outstanding value to over 500,000 hectares of agricultural output. ROQUETTE has annual sales of more than EUR 2 billion and employs some 6,000 people worldwide.
ROQUETTE is a private family business dedicated to long-term development. With production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, ROQUETTE serves customers all over the world in the food, paper/board, biochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and animal nutrition sectors. The company is headquartered in Lestrem (France).

SANOFI is a global integrated healthcare leader focused on patients’ needs and engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapeutic solutions. Sanofi has core strengths in healthcare, with 7 growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.

Sofiprotéol was formed in 1983 at the initiative of the French federation of oilseed and protein crop producers : the Fop, the ONIDOL and UNIP. Originally a financial establishment for the French vegetable oil and protein subsidiary, Proléa, Sofiprotéol’s investments and acquisitions have made it a major agri-food group in France today.
Sofiprotéol’s mission is to develop the French vegetable oil and protein industry, open up new markets, and ensure an equal distribution of value among its members.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Their mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $13 billion, it have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries.
They create value for their key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Their products and services help their customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.