French Stimulus Initiative
GreenStars, laureate of the French call for projects known as the “French Stimulus Initiative” (Investissements d’Avenir*) Institute of Excellence on Carbon-Free Energies, federates a network of collaborative platforms bringing together all the players in the development of micro-algae in France.
- Inria research centre - Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
- Institute of Excellence on Carbon-Free Energies
INRIA, a public research institute specialising in computational sciences, has, in partnership with TNS Sofres, launched a major annual survey to assess French people’s attitudes to digital technology and their perception of the ‘new digital world’.
- TNS Sofres
- France Inter
- Digital developments and inventions
- Digital equipment of the French
- Digital sciences
- Opinion and use of digital technology
World Wide Web Consortium
To strengthen its relations with industry and research activities in France and Europe, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces today the opening of a W3C Office in France, hosted by Inria (French National Computer Science Research Institute). To mark the launch, the Office is organizing a session on Open Data at the Open World Forum on 22 September in Paris, in cooperation with Inria and Paris City Hall.
Michel Cosnard, President of Inria was elected President of ERCIM at the last ERCIM Board of Directors, held in Brno, Czech Republic, November 4 2010. Michel Cosnard will take office as ERCIM president 1st January 2011 for a two-year term. Michel will succeed Keith Jeffery who served as ERCIM President since January 2005.
Bull and Inria launch a strategic partnership to tackle the challenges of future exascale supercomputers
Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), and Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull, have signed a partnership agreement to carry out joint research in High-Performance Computing (HPC). The main aim of this partnership – between a leading research lab and one of the industry leaders in its field – is to help overcome the challenges posed by the coming generation of ‘exascale’ supercomputers. A roadmap has already been set out, enabling the teams involved to work together on supercomputer architecture, software environments and services.
Ubi-Park, an access control solution for cycle parking facilities showcased at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales, a trade show for mayors and local authorities
Every cyclist has at some point feared that their bike might be stolen, even from a parking facility. SenseYou, a new start-up created by Inria, has developed Ubi-Park, a simple and truly innovative solution for securing access to cycle parks.
Michel Cosnard, Chairman and Executive Officer of Inria, and Gérard Giraudon, Director of the Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée research centre inaugurate the “Gouraud-Phong” immersive space, alongside Francis Lamy, Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes département and Michel Vauzelle, Chairman of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Also present are: Eric Ciotti, Deputy-Chairman of the Alpes-Maritimes General Council, Jean Leonetti, Chairman of the CASA, Deputy-Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, and Jean-Pierre Dermit, Mayor of Biot, Vice-Chairman of the CASA and Henri Gouraud.
Inria and Cemagref pool their expertise in order better to understand the complexity of environmental phenomena
Michel Cosnard, Inria Chairman and CEO, and Roger Genet, CEO of Cemagref, have signed a partnership agreement strengthening collaboration between the two organisations on applied research projects concerning environmental problems. This agreement demonstrates the multi-disciplinary approach required of scientists faced with complex environmental problems. The synergies between environmental sciences and computational sciences will be a powerful lever to help meet the challenges posed by global changes and to ensure sustainable development.
Four months after being re-appointed as Chairman and CEO for another term, Michel Cosnard has appointed a number of colleagues to strategic positions in the Institute's organisational structure.
- Press release
- Antoine Petit
- Claude Kirchner
- Nozha Boujemaa
- Gérard Giraudon
- Hélène Kirchner
- Isabelle Ryl
- Management team
Technology transfer policy
GENCI, Inria and OSEO join forces to support SMEs in first-time access to high-performance computing
The "HPC-SME Initiative" is the name of the programme jointly launched by GENCI, Inria and OSEO in partnership with four global competitiveness clusters to facilitate and encourage access by SMEs to high-performance computing (HPC). Put together in compliance with the recommendations of the Digital France 2012 plan, this programme aims to support and increase the competitiveness of SMEs whose industrial innovation projects are liable to benefit from the use of high-performance computing. The core element of the initiative is long-term assistance provided with the aim of guaranteeing the effective integration of the growth capabilities afforded by HPC.
A large group of French innovation players creates the Mobile Services Initiative to stimulate growth in the French ecosystem of mobile phone applications and services
Inria, the Institut Télécom, the competitiveness clusters Cap Digital, SCS and Systematic, the Mobile Alley association, Telecom Valley, OSEO, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Bouygues Telecom and a large group of SMEs (including start-ups such as Senda, Appsfactory and Intuitivlab) have announced the creation of the Mobile Services Initiative, which aims to bring together all national players in this field.
Located at the heart of Inria’s Nancy-Grand Est centre, the high security computing laboratory (LHS) is aimed at hosting decisive research work for making networks, Internet exchanges and associated telecommunications equipment safe. Alongside its partners, Inria is today inaugurating this completely new research facility. The LHS provides the technological and regulatory framework needed for scientific advances that accompany developments in our technological society. Open to industrial partners, the laboratory also represents a favourable opportunity for reliability tests that are needed before various technological products or solutions can be put on the market.
Inria and OSEO join forces to support the development of innovative SMEs in the field of ICST and software
Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria, and François Drouin, Chairman and CEO of OSEO, have signed a partnership agreement for a period of three years. The two organisations are joining forces to strengthen innovation by SMEs in the field of ICST and software.
This year, the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES will welcome a new kind of runner. Guillaume Chelius, a junior research scientist in Inria’s DNET team and an ultra-marathon runner, will run 250 km over 7 days, kitted out with 16 sensors, which will, in real time and without any human intervention, measure numerous physiological, biomechanical and environmental variables. Once they have been sorted and analysed, the resulting data can be used to model the race and study the body’s movements, its performance levels, and the ways in which it adapts to the environment, weather conditions and fatigue.
The first coordination meeting of the Allistene alliance was held on 1 March 2010. Its founding members are major national players in ICST research: the CDEFI (Conference of Engineering College and Training Directors), the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission), the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), the CPU (Conference of University Chairmen), Inria and the Institut Télécom. Allistene's aim is to promote collaborative thinking and coordinate its members in terms of foresight and overall strategy, the challenges of advanced training, planning, European and international partnerships, and industrial utilization and liaison. Its functioning will be based on six working groups called "programmatic groups", comprising top-flight researchers, and the division of tasks between a Chairman of the Coordination Committee in charge of overall management and five Vice-Presidents in charge of managing Allistene's work in each of its key assignments.
Sanofi-aventis strengthens its commitment to research in France through a partnership with AVIESAN Sanofi-aventis signs agreement with Aviesan alliance
This inaugural partnership agreement was signed with the whole of the French academic research community. It concerns the financing of young researchers awarded grants as part of the Inserm/CNRS ATIP AVENIR programme, and the investment of up to 50 million euros over five years for all public-private partnerships.
Transfert & Innovation
Inria has taken its technology transfer and innovation policy to a new level by opening its first demonstration and interaction area for its business partners at the EuraTechnologies site.
- Lille Nord Europe
- Human-machine interactions
- Simulation of surgical procedures
- Technology transfers
Ethics and ICST
The CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) ethics committee and an Inria commission recommend the creation of an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology
The CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and Inria are making two reports public, namely "In favour of ethics covering research into information and communication science and technology" written by the CNRS ethics committee (known as COMETS), and "Report on forming an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology" drafted by a commission set up by Inria. At the heart of our societies' development, computational science and technology and the research they generate really do raise fundamental ethical issues that both organisations wished to investigate. Emphasising the many fields affected by such issues, and describing the current situation in other disciplines and abroad, both reports particularly agree on the need to create an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology without delay.
Partnerships - Universities
Based on the model of framework agreements already reached with other research organisations and in line with the recommendations of the Aubert report, the CPU (French Conference of University Chancellors) and Inria have signed today, in the presence of Mrs. Valerie Pécresse, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, a framework agreement designed to facilitate and multiply partnerships between the Inria and universities throughout France in the field of ICST (Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies).