1984: Inria becomes a shareholder in a first company, SIMULOG. It was the start of a history of company creation which is still going strong today! Today, and over the coming months, Inria is turning the spotlight on 30 years of exciting entrepreneurial ventures. It is an opportunity to remind ourselves that the creation of businesses is one of the areas Inria decided to focus on in its search for economic and societal impact. Interview with Antoine Petit, managing director of Inria and Eric Horlait, Inria’s deputy managing director responsible for transfer and industrial partnerships
Celebrating thirty years of creating start-ups, Inria invites you to meet some of those who have built these businesses, and to discover the stories of their adventures as entrepreneurs, and the colleagues and partners who have helped them along the way. Follow their stories of success as they unfold across the coming months. Today, three chief executives of Inria start-ups, all originally researchers or engineers, tell the stories of their leap into the unknown world of entrepreneurship.
Vincent Roca, a researcher with the Privatics team, has received the third FIEEC 2014 Applied Research award for his work on industrial transfer towards the French SME Expway, which specializes in broadcasting services such as live television and datacasting via IP and mobile networks.
The Wimmics Inria–I3S project team and the Viseo R&D centre have created a joint laboratory (LabCom) to widen the scope of research on natural language processing and the Semantic Web. Dubbed SMILK, it will receive funding from the French National Research Agency over a period of three years. The goal is to apply research findings to the design of commercial tools for targeted marketing
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has just recognised the CeCILL 2.1 licence, the first free software licence that complies with French law. Proposed by the CEA, the CNRS and Inria, it is one of a family of three licences which cover a broad range of needs of developers and users.
Competition 2013 for the creation of innovative start-ups
On 2nd July, Geneviève Fioraso, the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, announced the results of the 15th national competition to help create innovative technology businesses.
Of the 175 award-winning projects, four originate from Inria's research work and were recognised in the "Creation & Development" category, which rewards candidates who have already demonstrated the viability of their project:
Call for Papers
MobiCASE, the International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, is dedicated to cutting edge research on mobile applications and services.
In its 5th edition, MobiCASE has become the premier scientific forum bringing together academic researchers and industrial professionals to jointly advance research in the area of Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services.
As in previous years, MobiCASE 2013 is scheduled to include high-quality paper presentation sessions revealing the latest in mobile computing research, to demo industry's most exciting mobile applications and services, and to engage participants in hands-on projects and tutorials.
Inria & SME
On 7 November, Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, together with Arnaud Montebourg, Minister of Industrial Recovery and Fleur Pellerin, Deputy Minister for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy, presented their new research transfer policy.
Inria & EuraTechnologies are happy to announce you the fOSSa 2012 Edition! fOSSa conference will take place on the 4, 5, 6th December 2012 in Lille, France, nearby London, Paris and Brussels.
On January 21, 2011, the latest Inria-Industry Meeting was held at Sophia Antipolis, on the subject of developing new mobile services, the outcome of a partnership between Inria and the Secure Smart Solutions Centre. The event was booked out a fortnight before it took place. It brought together some 200 names from the mobile ecosystem, in attendance to hear talks from 17 speakers and see 17 technology demos from Inria, its spin-offs and industry and academic partners.