Objective: supporting people with digital innovation projects dedicated to research, training, knowledge transfer or mediation.

By providing assistance to project owners and financial support for certain projects, I-MediaLab aims to position the Bordeaux higher education and research site as a living laboratory of the new uses of digital technology, open to students, researchers, teachers and socio-economic players.

It thus supports the policy of free access to knowledge through the development of:

  • an institutional repository for publications of researchers of the Bordeaux higher education and research site (green open access)
  • a shared technical platform allowing the online creation and dissemination of digital scientific magazines, whose articles will be freely available (gold open access)

I-MediaLab also supports the MOOC-INNOV+ pedagogical innovation project, selected in the IDEFI-N call for projects under the Investments for the Future program. Its objective is to combine different audiences (full-time students, MOOC learners, teachers and experts) in a social training environment (Learning Lab 2.0) on the topic of innovation.

It is also developing a participative science project called SPINE.



Antoine Blanchard
Digital project manager

Tel : 05 40 00 67 74


1,600 students and 3,000 MOOC learners will take part each year in the upcoming learning lab 2.0 of the MOOC-INNOV+ project
12 educational innovation projects supported by digital technology, including 2 devoted to developing simulation for medical training
2 projects for open access to knowledge produced in Bordeaux research laboratories
Jérôme Leleu, Président d’Interaction Healthcare© Jérôme Leleu

The University of Bordeaux is getting organized to cooperate more actively and effectively with e-health companies. We really appreciate finding relevant representatives, useful resources and opportunities to promote Bordeaux research. Our common goal is to develop new products and services in a market where innovation is the common currency. Hence a first collaborative project is underway between Interaction Healthcare and the SANPSY laboratory.

Jérôme LELEU,
President of Interaction Healthcare

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Hacke ta fac, concours d'innovation étudiantHacke ta fac, concours d'innovation étudiant

« Hacke ta fac - Transforme ton campus » est un concours d’innovation étudiant, lancé par l’université de Bordeaux, pour créer les nouveaux usages du campus. L’enjeu est double : initier un mouvement d’innovation ascendante pour penser les usages du campus de demain et susciter un sentiment d’appartenance à l’université par ses principaux acteurs : les étudiants. Le concours est ouvert jusqu'au 3 mars 2017 à l’ensemble des étudiants de l’université de Bordeaux et des établissements partenaires de l’initiative d’excellence (Sciences Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Université Bordeaux Montaigne). Pour convertir l’idée en projet, ils seront conviés à des ateliers d’émergence et de structuration, menés selon les méthodes du projet U-Lab Innov+ et du GRP Lab.Le concours s’articule autour de 8 défis : culture et événements,...

SPINE, the online participatory neuroscience laboratorySPINE, the online participatory neuroscience laboratory

SPINE mobile application allows the general public to play at annotating MRI brain images to contribute to research in neuroscience. By mobilizing forces of hundreds and thousands of contributor Internet users, huge medical image collections can thus be analyzed very quickly to answer pressing questions about Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. The game mechanics follow the progression of the contributors to them to take on ever more challenges offered by participating researchers - in France, the USA and elsewhere. For this project, the University of Bordeaux is working with Brigham and Women's Hospital (affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston). Contribution workshops for young people are also being organized with Cap Sciences as part of the activities of their Espace 127°.


The initial idea behind this project was to launch a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This was done on one of the topics of GREThA (research group in theoretical and applied economics): innovation. This MOOC is a prototype, a first for the University of Bordeaux. The authors – Claude Dupuy and Jean-Bernard Layan – contributed their knowledge which they made accessible to everyone with the help of MAPI pedagogical engineers and technicians. It was a great human experience where the notion of teamwork was taken to new heights. The content of the course was adapted for the MOOC in order to bring knowledge as close as possible to individuals in their everyday lives. According to Claude Dupuy, whether in the kitchen, with children, or in a train, individuals must be able to watch a MOOC, which brings knowledge directly to them. The support...