Press releases

Michel Cosnard and Vinton Cerf signing partnership agreement © Inria / Photo J.M. Ramès Michel Cosnard Inria CEO & Vinton Cerf, Google Vice President - © Inria / Picture J.M. Ramès

Partnership

Inria and Google sign a partnership agreement

24/06/2013

Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria, France’s public research body dedicated to computational sciences, and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, have signed a general partnership agreement.

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Private life

Delving inside smartphones and mobile apps with the CNIL and Inria

MD - 9/04/2013

Today, 24 million people in France own a smartphone, with around 1 million apps available which form part of their daily lives. However, users know very little about what happens inside these "little black boxes" which contain large amounts of personal information and are in fact very powerful computers. For the past year, the CNIL and Inria have been working together to analyse the data recorded, stored and sent by smartphones. They can now present the first results of this work. The CNIL used its internal innovation laboratory, and Inria its PRIVATICS research team to successfully carry out the project entitled Mobilitics.

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Partnership

Inria and Fing embark on a partnership covering "Outlook, digital sciences and society"

7/02/2013

Inria, a computational sciences research institute and Fing, the new generation internet foundation, wish to cooperate on a project entitled "Outlook, digital sciences and society". Philippe Lemoine, Chairman of Fing, and Michel Cosnard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inria, have today signed a partnership agreement to meet the challenges of the digital society of tomorrow.

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Neurosciences

A large-scale French project on video game applications for brain-computer interfaces

24/01/2013

OpenViBE2 (2009-2013) is a collaborative research project supported by ANR funding and which is looking into the potential of so-called "brain-computer interfaces" (BCI) in the field of video games.

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French Stimulus Initiative

GreenStars, Towards a New Generation of Biofuels and Products with Micro-Algae

13/03/2012

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.

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Survey

INRIA publishes the results of its inaugural survey on ‘The French and the New Digital World’

Yannick Le Thiec - 8/11/2011

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’.

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World Wide Web Consortium

Inria Hosts First W3C Office in France

21/09/2011

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.

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ERCIM

Nomination

Michel Cosnard elected President of ERCIM

Muriel Droin - 14/01/2011

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.

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Partnerships

Bull and Inria launch a strategic partnership to tackle the challenges of future exascale supercomputers

13/01/2011

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.

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Ubipark

Software solution

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

17/11/2010

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.

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Virtual reality

Inauguration of the “Gouraud-Phong” immersive space, a pooled platform dedicated to virtual reality

8/11/2010

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.

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Nomination

Pascal Guitton is appointed Inria Research Director

30/09/2010

Inria Chairman and CEO Michel Cosnard has appointed Pascal Guitton as Research Director as of 1 October 2010.

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Partnerships

Inria and Cemagref pool their expertise in order better to understand the complexity of environmental phenomena

8/09/2010

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.

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Appointments

High-level appointments at Inria

2/09/2010

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.

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Machine GRID 5000 © INRIA / Photo C. Lebedinsky  © Inria / Photo C. Lebedinsky

Technology transfer policy

GENCI, Inria and OSEO join forces to support SMEs in first-time access to high-performance computing

29/07/2010

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.

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Applications pour réseaux de capteurs sans fil avec l’environnement Srijan  © INRIA / Photo Kaksonen  © Inria / Photo Kaksonen

Télécoms

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

15/07/2010

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.

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Strategy

Inria launches the first French high security academic research laboratory

1/07/2010

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.

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Michel Cosnard and François Drouin

Partnerships

Inria and OSEO join forces to support the development of innovative SMEs in the field of ICST and software

4/05/2010

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.

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Research action

Inria launches an unprecedented data measurement experiment at the heart of the Moroccan desert

9/03/2010

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.

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Strategy

Foundation of Allistene, the Digital Sciences and Technologies Alliance

8/03/2010

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.

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