The income distribution rule is a distribution key of the revenue resulting from technology transfers.
In other words, it is a reward given to researchers and laboratories in the case of a technology transfer.
It consists in granting all major actors of the University involved in a technology transfer a fair revenue share in order to keep them involved and motivated, if not during the whole lifetime of a technology transfer project, at least during the first critical steps.
Moreover, this fair revenue is also supposed to incent all actors to launch and achieve more technology transfer projects.
Identify who are the “Inventors”, regarding the contributions
Signature of the income distribution sheet by all parties involved
Update the sheet if the weight of the researchers contribution evolve (At Inria, contributions can be added, others diluted)
How does this fit in the organizational structure?
The Rule has been progressively adopted (with slight variations) by all the members of the LIEU network. Example: Liège (1999), Mons (2002) …
By default, the “3 thirds” rule is applicable. All the parties must agree for any other distribution.
The inventors can abandon their “third” to the benefit of the laboratory.
When, who, where ? LIEU INRIA Decision and application Rule adopted by the Board ot the University and is registered in the minutes of the meeting. Applied in 1999 in Liège, and in 2002 in Mons Rule adopted by the French government in 1996 and applied at Inria in summer 1997. The « 3000€ » rule is a french law adopted in 2005 Responsible for application The Technology Transfer Office of the university INRIA Department of Transfer Document Income Distribution Sheet Inventorship Declaration Where All the universities of LIEU network (7 locations) All INRIA research centres and in most PROs in France (as CNRS, INRA, INSERM…) and in some universities