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A major player in the digital era within the Aquitaine region


The Inria Bordeaux–Sud-Ouest Research Centre was created in 2008 and is located on the Bordeaux and Pau university campuses. The Centre, together with its academic and industrial partners, carries out research activities in computational sciences and technologies (IT/mathematics), boosted by technology transfer and innovation in a particularly stimulating and dynamic region.

A growing research centre ...

  • 123 researchers  and scientists
  • 97 doctoral students  and 26 post-doctoral
  • 35 engineers
  • 55 people  people dedicated to research support and assistance
  • 38 nationalities 
  • 21 research teams
  • 22 software programs registered with the French Software Protection Agency (APP)
  • Over 550 publications per year

The centre’s research teams are built on strong partnerships with the local universities and Grandes Ecoles [leading French higher education institutions], in collaboration with their renowned laboratories. the heart of a rich and dynamic local environment

The Centre aims to act as a catalyst within this particularly dynamic region: Aquitaine supports the latest technologies associated with major sectors such as lasers, drones, GPS navigation, aeronautics and space, and geosciences. Computational sciences naturally play a central role in all these sectors, and the region has taken a number of actions to promote their development. The Bordeaux–Sud-Ouest Centre's influence and the quality of its work have led the Aquitaine Regional Council to provide it with significant financial support.

Since our inception, we have forged academic, institutional and industrial partnerships—always prioritising technology transfer and innovation—in order to foster a constant dialogue with other stakeholders in the region. Find out more about our partnerships via our innovation section.

A new building in the heart of the Bordeaux campus

Inria Bordeaux–Sud-Ouest opened its brand new building in March 2012 on the Bordeaux campus in Talence. Designed in accordance with France's High Quality Environmental standards, the 7000-m2 building is specifically adapted to scientific research. Its location offers immediate access to its partners, enabling it to develop research synergies on campus.

Keywords: Bordeaux Pau Research centre South-West