Bâtiment centre de recherche Inria Nancy Grand Est
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Centre Inria
Nancy - Grand Est

The Inria Nancy-Grand Est Research Centre was established in 1986. Its growth has been part of the development of the Lorraine site with the University of Lorraine. It also has a branch in Strasbourg, which is developing alongside the University of Strasbourg.


The centre has 20 project teams, divided between Nancy, Strasbourg and Saarbrücken. Its activities occupy over 400 people, scientists and research and innovation support staff, including 45 different nationalities.


By taking risks, by pushing back the boundaries of knowledge, by being involved in cutting-edge projects at the interface of different sciences and technologies, with our academic, industrial and political partners we are helping to shape the development of digital technologies in the region and enhancing France's international reputation in the field.

Bruno Lévy, Director of the Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre

Bruno Lévy
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Bruno Lévy

Director of the Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre

Positioning & Strategic issues

Scientific priority areas:

  • Algorithmic intelligence;

  • Software-hardware interaction;

Strategic lines of development

  • Active participation in the dynamics of the site led by the University of Lorraine, with the aim of securing the long-term future of the LUE I-Site (Lorraine Université d'Excellence);
  • Development of cross-border cooperation with Germany, in particular on AI and cybersecurity;

In addition, the Centre will be supporting the development of the Inria branch on the Strasbourg site, with the following strategic objectives:

  • Participation in the dynamics of the site run by the University of Strasbourg, on the basis of the framework agreement signed in 2019, with priority going to the contribution of digital technology to personalised medicine;
  • Setting up of a strategic partnership with the Strasbourg IHU (university hospital institute) which will enable any Inria project team to get involved in areas of interest to the IHU;
  •  Setting up of an Inria satellite office at the Strasbourg site to prioritise personalised medicine.

Ecosystem & Partners

The center is a founding member of the I-site LUE (Lorraine University of Excellence). The center's project-teams are shared with the following academic partners: Université de Lorraine, Institut Élie Cartan de Lorraine (IECL), Université de Strasbourg, Laboratoire lorrain de recherche en informatique et ses applications (Loria), Laboratoire des sciences de l'ingénieur, de l'informatique et de l'imagerie (iCube) of Strasbourg, IHU (Institut de chirurgie guidée par l'image) of Strasbourg, the CNRS laboratory of mathematics IRMA.

The centre also has numerous partnerships, with:

  • Public research actors: CNRS ;
  • Innovation ecosystem: Grand E-Nov, French Tech East, Incubateur Lorrain, SATT Sayens, SATT Conectus ;
  • Local authorities: région Grand-Est ;
  • Major groups:
    • PME-ETI : Pharmagest/Diatélic, Com-Medic, Studio MAIA, Groupe Open, SBS Interactive, Vize, Netlooks, TVPaint, Numerix Technologies, Invoxia
    • Grands groupes : Orange, Thales, Safran, PSA, Docaposte, Honda, Samsung, Facebook
    • Our startups and projects
  • International academic partners:  DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) in Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern, CISPA (Helmholtz centre for information security) in Saarbrücken, Max-Planck institute for informatics in Saarbrücken
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Centre Inria Nancy


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