What is it?

A booster to transform groundbreaking ideas in the field of target identification, disease knowledge and translational science into innovative therapeutic solutions. We partner with best-in-class academics to serve a common goal: accelerating innovation for patients. 

Sanofi iAwards is a one-year program consisting of:

  • A seed funding of 100 000 euros. 
  • A dedicated support of a Sanofi scientific expert.
  • A steppingstone to further collaboration.

Who are we looking for?

Principal investigators from academic partner institutions developing cutting-edge therapeutic solutions in the following areas: 

  • Oncology
  • Immunology and inflammatory diseases 
  • Rare and Neurological diseases 
  • Cell and gene therapies 
  • Vaccines 

A fast process to select and start projects in less than 8 months:

Get ready for our next call to be launched in early 2023

Discover previous iAwards winners’ stories

The iAwards recipients for the 2021 cycle are :

  • ADJALI Oumeya, Inserm 
  • AL JAMAL Khuloud, King’s College London
  • BAEZA-GARCIA Alvaro, Inserm 
  • BOCKELMANN Ulrich, Inserm 
  • CHAIGNE Benjamin, AP-HP 
  • CORGNAC Stephanie, Gustave Roussy 
  • EDBAUER Dieter, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 
  • FILLATREAU Simon, Inserm 
  • GERST Jeffrey, The Weizmann Institute
  • GLOWACKI François, Inserm 
  • MAGNON Claire, Inserm 
  • SAUZEAU Vincent, Inserm 
  • SHACHAR Idit, The Weizmann Institute 
  • SKIDMORE John, University of Cambridge 
  • ULITSKY Igor, The Weizmann Institute 
  • VLLASALIU Driton, King’s College London 
  • WOSZCZEK Grzegorz, King’s College London

For a complete list of past and current recipients, click here.

iAward Program Partners:


  • AP-HP (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris) 
  • Gustave Roussy 
  • INSERM (Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale) 
  • Institut Curie 
  • Institut Imagine 
  • Institut Pasteur


  • Weizmann Institute 


  • Berlin Institute of Health at La Charité 
  • Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU)
  • Max Delbrück Center (MDC) 
  • Translational Oncology (TrOn) 

United Kingdom: 

  • Cambridge University
  • King’s College London


For more information contact EMEA_iAwards-Europe@sanofi.com