Inria's key figures
The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) is a public science and technology institution placed under the supervision of the French ministries of research and industry. Below are a few key figures about the Institute.
Updated: July 2014 (2014 figures)
170 Inria project-teams
4,500 scientific publications per year
300 PhDs supported
370 active patents
143 software programmes registered with France's Software Protection Agency in 2014
24 start-ups Inria since 2010
8 research centres located throughout France (Rocquencourt, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office in Rocquencourt, near Paris.
2700 members from 87 different countries
including 1,800 scientists
Total budget: €230 m
Proportion self-financed: 37%
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Key dates at a glance
- 1967: IRIA is founded.
- 1979: IRIA becomes Inria.
- 1980-1984: centres are created in Rennes, Sophia Antipolis and Nancy.
- 1985: Inria obtains Public Science and Technology Institution status.
- 1992: the Rhône-Alpes research unit is founded.
- 2008: the Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay research units are founded.
- 2011: Inria change of visual identity.