Isabelle Rivat graduated from EDHEC business school in 1992. In the 90’s, she worked in a large chain of retail stores, as head of administrative department and subsequently as head of commercial departments.
She was recruited by the CEA in 1999, where she successively held various positions. In 2009, she joined the Technology Transfer Division, and was named Deputy Director in 2015. She joined CEA's Strategic Analyzes Division in 2018 and focuses on the impact and measurement of innovation within the organization.She has a broad knowledge of innovation and technology transfer support systems ranging from marketing of innovation, to industrial property, contract agreements and business creation. She has been involved in supporting various projects (innovation, technology transfer, start-up...), participates in the Research & Tech Transfer committee of the University of Grenoble, and collaborates with different groups, at national or European level, working on technology transfer schemes, KPI and impacts.