• Complex systems and software engineering
  • Digital
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Mobility and transport
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

DANTE (Business Law and New Technologies)

Research unit


Founded in 1997, the research laboratory DANTE (Business Law and New Technologies) has more than a hundred members. Its purpose is to welcome all lecturers and researchers in private law and criminal sciences from the Faculty of Law and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

From the outset, it has been marked by a multidisciplinary approach, which allows it to be involved in national and international collaborative research projects (ANR, GIP, European Commission, e-FRAM, Paris Saclay) in partnership with laboratories in IT, economics, sociology but also companies (Orange, Renault) and public institutions (Ministry of Economy, European Commission).



Innovation themes

Map and access

3, rue de la division Leclerc
Bâtiment Leclerc

Our research areas


The laboratory DANTE has four research axes:
1) Intellectual property, digital and technology law
2) Contracts, competition and market
3) Organisation and governance of companies
4) Arbitration and international trade

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Networks / Telecom
  • Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
  • Other business
  • Defence
  • Art / Culture
  • Other industry
  • Administration / Public sector
  • Media / Communication / Publishing / Events

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 79
Number of researchers : 26
Number of doctoral students : 52


Our results

Valuation offer

Scientific expertise
Legislative clinic

Projects examples

- BACAV (Bulletin des arrêts de la Cour d'appel de Versailles) depuis Avril 2016
- ANR PersoCloud : élaboration d'un cloud permettant aux utilisateurs de reprendre le contrôle de leurs données personnelles
- Ecocide : étude des crimes contre l'environnement comme crimes contre l'Humanité
- METAL : place de l'éthique dans le numérique
- Re-Jus : formation des magistrats de la CJUE sur des problématiques de libertés individuelles et publiques
- Mode et propriété intellectuelle : rôle du droit dans la digitalisation de l'industrie de la mode

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France: creation of the SIHS Federation bringing together five UVSQ laboratories (DANTE, DANTE, DANTE, CESDIP, CHCSC, PRINTEMPS): collaborations on issues related to mobility, the environment, digital, heritage and VEDECOM, a research institute selected as an energy transition institute: collaboration on the theme of autonomous cars in particular
- Europe: Collaboration with the European Commission in the framework of the RE-JUS project
- International: Collaboration with UQAM on artificial intelligence

Private collaborations

- Institut VeDeCom


Establishments of affiliation