academics and companies

Diploma of research and Innovation

The Diploma of research and Innovation (DRI) enables a laboratory and a company to work together to develop an R&D project in 18 months. It allows the acquisition of professional experience in the field of innovation. This diploma is an original formula that encourages innovation and gives companies access to the know-how of our laboratories.


CIFRE Scholarships

The system of industrial conventions of academics by the research (CIFRE), funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research research, provides a subsidy to any company that hires a doctoral student to work for research. It thus contributes to the employment of PhDs in companies. The CIFRE scheme brings together 3 partners: the young graduate with a BAC+5 degree, a company that undertakes to entrust a young graduate with a research job and a laboratory that provides supervision for the thesis.

The doctoral student, recruited on a three-year fixed-term or permanent contract by the company, spends half of his time in the laboratory and the other half in the company.
A collaboration contract between the company and the laboratory's supervisory body must be signed no later than six months after the start of the CIFRE.


Co-financing of theses :

The system of industrial agreements at academics by research (CIFRE), financed by the Ministry of Higher Education and research, encourages exchanges between public research laboratories and socio-economic circles and thus contributes to the employment of doctors in companies. The CIFRE scheme therefore involves 3 partners: the doctoral student, a company and a laboratory.

The doctoral student is recruited on a fixed-term or permanent contract for three years by a company that entrusts him with a project for research, the subject of the thesis. The CIFRE system guarantees the smooth running of the thesis and good professional integration.

Find out about the cifre procedure

Since 2004, the Savoie Mont Blanc Council (CSMB) has been supporting the development of the University of Savoie Mont Blanc and research by guaranteeing the co-financing of doctoral grants, with the other part of the co-financing being provided by public or private partners. This system makes it possible to develop long-term scientific collaborations with the socio-economic world.

The co-financing of the thesis will be the subject of a convention of research in accordance with the management rules in force at the USMB. For the assembly of the file, it is essential to have previously contacted the Direction of research and Doctoral Studies (DRED) in order to formalize the terms of the collaboration.