Capacités and Synervia (two company working in the field of composite for the university of Nantes) decide to merge into Capacités-synervia. This company is the interface between academic research and socio-economic players. They develop the value of the work coming out of the University of Nantes’ laboratories by giving companies and public institutions access to sources of innovation and differentiation. These work together with the University’s research scientists who wish to establish value development and technology transfer activities. The skills units are set up within the laboratories and are formed of engineers in charge of developing and marketing the innovations turned out by the laboratories. The units are backed by the research teams and are able to put the team’s new skills to good use on a continuous basis. Relations between the different parties are governed by technology transfer conventions.