Since the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre was created, it has pursued a dynamic partnerships policy with players from the region and beyond, who contribute to the development of the centre.
Through its teams, the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre has for several years been working with the scientific establishments that set the scientific agenda in the Nord - Pas-de-Calais region.
The centre's partners include universities and Grandes Ecoles such as Lille 1 University (Science and Technology), Lille 2 University (Law and Health), Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle University, and the Ecole Centrale de Lille, but also research organisations from further afield in France, such as the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and overseas, such as the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam.
Several laboratories set up by these establishments are very closely involved in the development of the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre through joint research teams. Foremost among them are the Lille Computer Science Laboratory (LIFL), the Control, Computer Engineering and Signal Laboratory (LAGIS) and the Laboratoire Paul Painlevé.
One of the main objectives of the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre is to develop new activities by exploring themes in partnership with industrial operators, other research organisations and regional players in innovation. To achieve this objective, the centre is constantly in dialogue with the socio-economic players of the Nord region.
Through its involvement in competitiveness clusters, the research centre demonstrates the diversity of its scientific expertise in the field of information and communication science and technologies.
Inria also receives very important support from the local and regional authorities and local organisations promoting the creation and development of innovative businesses: incubators, clusters and centres of excellence, economic development structures, ICT resource and expertise centres and innovation centres.
Local and regional authorities
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre is growing and building for the future with strong support from local and regional authorities:
The centre is part of the regional dynamic of research development as an associate member of the Université Lille-Nord de France Research and Higher Education Cluster.
The computer science and control researchers of Lille form a dynamic scientific community that has grown significantly in recent years. And this community has come together to set up a new colloquium for the Lille area, POLARIS. Three entities are involved: the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre and two university laboratories which are members of the French National Centre for Scientific Research: the Control, Computer Engineering and Signal Laboratory (LAGIS) and the Lille Computer Science Laboratory (LIFL).
These researchers want to enrich the scientific life of their community by holding a unifying colloquium, the aim of which is to present high-quality scientific work done in the field of ICST whose scope exceeds the confines of their respective establishments. Visit the website for the POLARIS colloquium.
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre is a participant or partner in a number of competitiveness clusters:
Clusters in the region:
- PICOM - "Industries du commerce"
- UP-tex - Textiles
- Aquimer - Aquatic products
- I-Trans - Transport
- MAUD - Materials and applications for sustainable use