Jean-Michel Dalle is the Managing Director of Agoranov, a leading science-based incubator in France, and a Professor at University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC).
Over the past decade, Agoranov’s incubation and acceleration program has given birth to 300 innovative startups, among which success stories Criteo (listed on the NASDAQ), Anevia, Biophytis and Pixium (listed on Euronext) and Aldebaran Robotics. These companies altogether represent 5000 direct active jobs and have raised over 300 M€ from private investors.
As an academic, M. Dalle teaches the economics and the management of innovation and entrepreneurship. His research has been funded by several academic agencies including France’s ANR and CNRS, the European Commission and the NSF in the USA (in collaboration with Stanford University).
M. Dalle holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique) and EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and a PhD in economics also from Ecole Polytechnique. He is a former Visiting Fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford and currently a Vice-President of RETIS, France’s national association of technology parks and incubators.