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Presentation of Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre

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Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre is a key player in digital sciences in its regional and cross-border ecosystem. Our purpose is to promote research in IT, applied mathematics, control theory and a range of multi-disciplinary themes located at the intersection of ICT and other branches of science, in particular the life sciences, physics, humanities and social sciences. 

Settled in Lorraine since 1986 to contribute to the economic revival of the region, the center has grown steadily from 7 project-teams and 50 people to 21 project-teams and 450 people today. the project-teams are located in three sites : the main building in Villers-lès-Nancy, the IECL and Strasbourg. 

Its research turns on this four thematics : 

  • Designing digital systems that are safer, more cooperative and more respectful of privacy 
  • Confronting the data deluge and the challenge of complexity
  • Modelling and simulating increasingly complex physical phenomena  
  • Interacting with the real and digital worlds

A strong regional foothold 

Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre conducts most of its scientific activities in partnership with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Lorraine and the University of Strasbourg. We also maintain close ties with research institutes and universities from the wider region, notably in Saarbrücken and Luxembourg.

Technology transfer and economic impact

The ambition of Inria is to transform the groundbreaking technological advances derived from research work into products or services that are good for business and more generally for society at large. 

Inria Nancy - Grand Est contributes actively to Inria’s national technology transfer effort through its research teams, the work of which results in innovations that transpose regularly from the field of research to the economic world. Thanks to its industrial partnershipswith local businesses, its creation of start-up companies and the synergies that it has built with regional actors in innovation, the centre plays a key role in the economic developmentof Région Grand Est and in its international influence. 

Keywords: Nancy Technology transfer Research centre Innovation