The DIM ELICIT (« Empowering LIfe sCiences with Innovative Technologies ») is the network of innovative technologies for biology in Ile-de-France region.
Co-leaded by the Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes for microfluidics (IPGG) and the Institut Pasteur, the DIM ELICIT has been labeled “Domain Of Main Interest” by the regional council of Ile-de-France for the period 2017-2020.
Through calls for proposals, this programme supports Paris region research teams to design breakthrough technologies or to disseminate them for first applications in biology. It stimulates interdisciplinary collaborations between technologists and biologists, as well as partnerships with industries.
These technological innovations must have a strong societal impact, particularly in the biomedical field, and generate scientific and economic value in the medium term.
In order to be one of the most innovative ecosystems in the field of Technologies for Life Sciences, the DIM ELICIT ambitions to bring together research teams from all over the Ile-de-France region into one unique network.
The DIM ELICIT covers 3 core technologies:
- Biophotonics and waves
- Image analysis
divided into 4 end-user applications:
- Single cell/single molecule
- Technologies for in vivo biology on animal models
- High Tech/ Low Cost technologies
Key figures :
- Programme budget: 10 millions euros
- + than 70 projets funded since its inception, in 2017
- + than 160 laboratories involved
- + than 20 industrials partnerships
- + than 40 funded equipment
- 15 PhD students, 13 postdoctoral fellows, 6 engineers
- Elodie Brient-Litzler (Institut Pasteur)
- Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (Institut Pasteur)
- Patrick Tabeling (Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes)
Steering Commitee :
Representatives of the fouding consortium
- Charles Baroud (Ecole Polytechnique) ;
- Jean Baudry (IPGG/UMR CBI) ;
- Yong Chen (IPGG/ENS)
- Stéphanie Descroix (IPGG/Institut Curie) ;
- Eric Ezan (CEA) ;
- Jean Salamero (Institut Curie);
- Valérie Taly (Paris Descartes) ;
- Arnaud Tourin (ESPCI/Institut Langevin) ;
- Valentina Emiliani (Paris Descartes) ;
- Auguste Genovesio (ENS)
Representatives of Tech Transfer
- Isabelle Buckle (Institut Pasteur);
- Bruno Rostand (PSL)
Marion Le Foll
Each year, the DIM ELICIT issues one or two calls for proposals to encourage technology and biology academic research teams to collaborate on innovative projects for life sciences. These calls for projects aim at funding projects of co-development, mutualization or dissemination of new methods or innovative technologies, for new applications in life sciences.
Any research team from the Ile de France region can apply with a project in line with the aims and positioning of the DIM ELICIT.
For more details regarding the allocations, timelines and funding amounts, please consult the pages dedicated to each call for projects, down below :