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Strong ties with schools and academic institutions  

In the area around Lyon and Grenoble, France, bioMérieux is a partner to several universities as well as les grandes écoles (top-ranking institutions of French higher education), strengthening cooperation with the world of university research and gaining access to a pool of talented individuals for recruitment purposes.

EMLYON Business School 

In 2015, the Company established a five-year partnership with EMLYON Business School. bioMérieux was one of the first companies to join the Global Business Networkwhich brings together major international businesses that are partners to the business school. It has become the partner with expertise in the life sciences within the scope of the I.D.E.A. program, a novel learning approach adopted by EMLYON.

Fondation Université Grenoble Alpes

bioMérieux is a founding member of the Fondation Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), created in September 2014. The aim of this foundation is to support top-notch research projects and promote equal opportunity. Since 2015, bioMérieux has participated to the financing of 20 "Excellence Master" scholarships. In 2017, 10 students from the International Health4life engineering Master's degree from UGA benefited from excellence scholarships.

I was fortunate to receive a bioMérieux scholarship for my Master's degree (level 2) in mobility and to study in Barcelona, which gave me the opportunity to discover other cultures and other ways of teaching and learning subjects in the health sciences. With this experience under my belt, in late 2017 I was hired to work on the BioFire multi-cultural, international global marketing team for the Europe Middle East Africa region. As a Junior Marketing Manager, I was in charge of organizing international congresses. Thanks to my scholarship, I was able to fulfill both my educational goals and my career goals. 

Ghislain Bourseau
Junior Marketing Manager

INSA Lyon Foundation

bioMérieux and the INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) Lyon Foundation have been partners since 2010. Thanks to their partnership, a team of students from INSA Lyon took part in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition in Boston in October 2016. The team presented their project for the rapid diagnosis of sexually transmitted infectionsand walked away with the Best Diagnostics Project award.
The Company also took on nine interns from INSA in 2015 and 2016, delivered career-related lectures at the engineering school, and participated in INSA’s business forum.

Graduate School of BiologyBiochemistry-Biotechnology (ESTBB) 

bioMérieux has established longstanding partnerships with ESTBB, one of the schools of the science faculty of the Catholic University of Lyon. Nearly 130 bioMérieux employees are ESTBB graduates, and every year the Company hires interns and work-study candidates from among its student body. Since 2008, a representative of bioMérieux has been a member of ESTBB’s Excellence Council, a forum for discussion and exchange with the education team to gather input from professionals.