South-East SATT Organization

Experts in accelerating technology transfer

The Board of Directors, management, thematic departments, support functions and independent expert committees of the SATT work in synergy to make SATT South-East a key player in regional economic development linked to innovation.

Bringing together the world of academic research and industry

The business expertise, sector experience and professional skills of each employee contribute to making the Company a leader in the valorisation of public research and technology transfer to the economic world.

Laurent BALY

Laurent BALY


Laurent BALY has more than 20 years of experience in R&D and innovation in the sports and leisure industry, marked by a solid experience in intellectual property, public-private partnerships and international management.


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Doctor in Human Movement Sciences from the University of Aix-Marseille, he graduated from the Laboratory of Aerodynamics and Biomechanics of Movement, Faculty of Sport Sciences of Marseille Luminy.

From 1999 to 2003, he taught in the field of Sports Sciences at the Universities of Aix-Marseille and Avignon and the Pays de Vaucluse.

From 2003 to 2011, Laurent BALY joined Décathlon as a Research & Development Engineer. He quickly created a research laboratory and then became the Group's R&D Director. With his teams, he develops new technologies, contributes to the Company's patent portfolio and creates strong partnerships with universities. He then became Industrial Director of Decathlon in South East Asia where he manages production.

In 2014, on his return to France, he will take up the position of Director of the Components & Technologies Division in Lille.

In 2015, Laurent BALY takes over as Chairman of SATT Sud-Est.

In 2016, Laurent BALY takes over the Presidency of the SATT Network, the association that federates the 14 SATTs, whose mission is to simplify and professionalize the transformation of inventions resulting from French academic research into innovations and their transfer to companies.

Charlie BARLA

Charlie BARLA

Director of Operational Efficiency

Charlie BARLA has 15 years of experience in Research & Development in the fields of sensors and measurement to evaluate the performance of consumer products (Sports and Leisure, Cosmetics, Aeronautics). During his career, he has specialised in process optimisation specifically adapted to the field of technology transfer between public and private research laboratories. His action aims at optimizing the performance of operational teams in connection with other Directors thanks to digitalization. In this sense, he also manages all the information systems of SATT Sud Est.




Director of Technology Transfer

Stéphane BERGAMINI joined the South-East SATT in March 2016 after a career in public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior as Territorial Director and Government Commissioner.




Director of the Start-up & Partnerships Valuation Department

Anastasia HOVANESSIAN heads the Marketing & Communication Department of SATT South East and is involved in SATT's start-up licensing activities and share portfolio management.

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Anastasia HOVANESSIAN is a graduate in Marketing and Strategy with a specialization in Entrepreneurship Paris Dauphine. She has 8 years of experience in business development and Marketing/Strategy in France and abroad.

In the corporate world, she has held the positions of Business Developer, Subsidiary Manager, Project Manager Officer and Marketing Manager. Since her arrival at SATT Sud-Est, she has put her skills to work in technology transfer.



Administrative & Financial Director

Olivier RANDOIN has a solid operational experience in corporate R&D and 10 years of experience in food technology transfer. An engineer with dual skills in administrative and financial management of companies, Olivier RANDOIN has coordinated the financial structuring of VSEs. Since 2009, he was General Secretary of the Valorpaca association.

Sarah DAHL

Sarah DAHL

Legal & Intellectual Property Director, Head of Côte d'Azur Antenna

Sarah DAHL supervises the Côte d'Azur Antenna and is involved in licensing activities. Sarah DAHL is a Business Law lawyer specialising in New Technologies and Intellectual Property Law. She has 10 years of experience in technology transfer. In the corporate world, she has been legal manager in the telecommunications and microelectronics sectors. Since 2006, she was in charge of the valorisation pole of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Created on 23 January 2012

based in Marseille with a branch in Nice Sophia Antipolis, SATT Sud-Est is a young company. It is actively recruiting in the fields of intellectual property and technology transfer.

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Moving from invention to innovation is a wonder. And we're lucky, it's what we do.

Find out how SATT South-East accelerates technology transfer by bringing together research and business players. From patents to operating licences, including proof of concept, SATT Sud-Est is a key player in the South and Corsica regions in the field of innovation.

Le Silo, 35 Quai du Lazaret, CS 70545
13304 Marseille Cedex 02

The South-East SATT
Project financed with the support of the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund.