Image Company has been set up in 1986 by a team of statistical researchers, applied mathematicians and informatic engineers willing to build a bridge between the academic research and the companies. Supported by ANR and partner of the CNRS from its establishment, Image is since dedicated to development and improvement of analysis methods and decision support tools. From this interaction, a more specific range of specialized tools in text engineering field was born. The recognition of the quality of this work and its promotion have strengthened the special link between academic and industrial circles. This link is expressed trough training sessions organized by Image and more specifically during its summer universities, place to exchange where researchers and business managers interact. The professional relationship between Image and its partners is likely to be courteous and based on confidence, respecting the professional deontology. Our site is opened on the rest of the world, always in search of optimal solutions and suggests helping its partners in their implementation by reserving a wide place for scientific articles and applications in various domains.