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Financial support is mandatory to reach the success of our project. All of our sponsors are committed to promoting the scientific and innovative experiences such as the iGEM project. We would like to thank our collaborators for their contribution to our work by giving us an outstanding overview and help. The iGEM adventure could not have been made without their support and their strong knowledge in synthetic biology.
Thanks to the public and private sponsors, the Toulouse iGEM team collected 53 800 €. The encouragement was based on financial support from our schools and other partners, gifts of consumables or special sale prices on laboratory equipment.

Our schools

INSA Toulouse (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées) is a famous engineering school allowing the specialization in 8 different subjects such as civil engineering, biochemistry but also informatics. The school hires 220 teachers and researchers and not less than 8 research laboratories.

L'Université Paul Sabatier is a multidisciplinary University involved in sciences and technologies, sport, gestion and communication but also health and medical studies.

Our partners

Le Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt (MAAF) was created in 1881 and implements the government's policies in agriculture, food market industries and forest.

Voies Navigables de France (VNF) is a French public establishment of an administrative nature created in 1991 which aims to manage the major part of the navigable waterways in France.

The Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP) was created in 2007 and is based on the fusion of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Bioprocesses and the Laboratory of Engineering in Environmental Processes. The LISBP is mostly specialized in innovative technics regarding living and process sciences such as microbiology, biocatalysis and separation technics.

Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) is a French infrastructure developing new technics of sustainable production by enhancing the use of renewable carbon source. TWB has three main missions: promoting the white biotechnologies, improving the scientific innovation, binding the fundamental research and the industrial world. White biotechnologies are the used of industrial goals, including the use of cells and enzymes to create industrial products.

Adisseo is a subsidiary of Bluestar Company and a worldwide expert in animal nutrition. This branch has a major role in the improvement of food chain while preserving animals, mankind and environment.

The Genopole of Toulouse (GenoToul) was created in 1999 to develop genomes studies, bioinformatics and to promote the innovation by encouraging interdisciplinary projects. GenoToul welcomes around fifty projects each year regarding many subjects such as healthcare, agronomy, biotechnologies, ecology and environment.

The Communauté d'Universités et d'Etablissement de Toulouse (COMUE) includes 14 establishments such as universities, engineering schools, specialised schools. It aims to position the Toulouse universitary site at the best european and international level.

Labex Tulip is a laboratory composed of five units specialized in agrobiosciences and environment. It reprents a potential for research with approximately 400 people which belongs to many different laboratories. Labex Tulip is focused on the interactions between organisms and the community. The main goal is to enhance the research studies and the attractivity of its laboratories.

The Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS) is a public facility controlled by the Ministery of Higher Education and Research. The main goal is to promote the good living conditions of students. The CROUS can provide help in many different actions: direct help through financial fundings, undirect help with housing and catering.

Special lab equipment prices

Thermo Fisher Scientific is one of the leaders in serving science by offering a wide range of innovative technologies and support to make the world cleaner and safer. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies as well as hospitals, clinical laboratories.

Qiagen was created in 1984 and is nowadays a leader in innovative market and technology by creating assay technologies that can enable the access to content from any biological sample. The main purpose is to help achieving success and major breakthroughs in life sciences. Qiagen offers a broad range of 500 products for over 500, 000 customers worldwide.

New Englands Biolabs (NEB) is the leading industry in discovery and production of enzymes and the offer of recombinant and native enzymes since 1970. NEB carried on expanding its product in PCR fields but also gene expression, RNA and cellular analysis. The company is mostly focused on promoting new technologies on the market.

Eurofins Scientific is a French company created in 1987 and mostly specialized in bioanalysis with more than 100 000 analysis methods and technologies. This industry has an international network of 190 laboratories in 36 different countries with 15 000 employees and has many fields of specialization: food market, environment, pharmaceutical and medical industries, agroscience… Eurofins Scientific contributes to the well-being and the health of everyone by giving high-quality policy advice and analysis services.

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