Laurent Miéville

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Unitec-Université Genève


Head Technology transfer

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Biographie / CV

Laurent Miéville previous business experience includes several years spent at Silicon Valley's based start-up Conductus Inc. (now Superconductor Technologies Inc.) where he was involved in the realization of electronic superconducting devices for medical imagery and telecommunications. In parallel to these activities, he was active as consultant in the evaluation of the commercial potential of new technologies for Glenwood partners, a capital venture firm based in Menlo Park (Silicon Valley).Apart from Unitec, Laurent Miéville also co-founded the Swiss Technology Transfer Association (SwiTT) where he was vice-president and the swiss-list (, a virtual community of about 1'000 Swiss expatriates mostly active in the US.Laurent Miéville is also President of the association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP), composed of 500 members active in 260 institutions in 32 countries. He is member of the American association of University Technology Transfer managers (AUTM), the Licensing executive society (LES) and has been invited as expert in Technology Transfer by the European Commission (DG Research).Laurent Miéville hold several degrees in physics (MSc, PhD) as well as in economics (MBA) and spent 10+ years in research at the Swiss Federal Institutie of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Geneva and Stanford University (USA).


Laurent Miéville is founder and head of Unitec - the technology transfer office of the University of Geneva and the University Hospitals of Geneva. He is also Immediate Past President of the Association of Science and Technology Professionals (, the largest association of technology transfer professionnals in Europe.


During his 10+years practice as head of Unitec, Laurent Miéville has negotiated successfully more than a hundred technology transfer deals including the creation of ten spin-offs. He oversees a dedicated team of seven professionnals active in identifying, protecting and licensing new inventions as well as negotiating collaborations contracts between the research institutions and the industry.He has also been training students in technology transfer and the creation of start-ups as coach fo the Swiss national competition Venture and in postgraduate training at the University of Geneva and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ).

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