The European Commission has just announced Karthikeyan Bhargavan, a specialist in cryptographic protocols and director of research at Inria in Paris, as winner of the Horizon Impact Award. The aim of his research, carried out in the context of the Crysp and Circus projects alongside his project team Prosecco and international researchers, was to improve the security of web browsers.
Prix Jeune Talent L’Oréal – UNESCO 2019
Set up to recognise the achievements of female researchers and help them get their careers off the ground, L’Oréal - Unesco grants are awarded each year to PhD students and postdoc researchers in all scientific fields. 35 grants are to be awarded in 2019, including 5 to researchers directly affiliated with or linked to Inria teams. We met up with Mélissa Rossi from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, a member of the Inria project team CASCADE (Conception et Analyse de Systèmes pour la Confidentialité et l'Authentification de Données et d'Entités).
Six years after his PhD at Inria Paris, Olivier Duchenne has already founded two start-ups with his wife in Korea: Solidware and Adriel. The young business owner is never short on ideas, always testing their viability by comparing them with needs on the ground.
The start-up Cryptonext Security was founded in June 2019 by Ludovic Perret and Jean-Charles Faugère. This spin-off from Inria and the Sorbonne markets software programs capable of withstanding the next big security threat – the phenomenal computational power of quantum computers, which will easily break most cryptographic codes currently in use. The company’s B2B software aims to become an indispensable cybersecurity tool.
Founded in 2016 to offer an ambitious application for real-time analysis of air and noise pollution, the start-up came across some unexpected opportunities in the world of sports two years later. It will now focus on collecting information to analyse the “fan experience”.
It was within Inria’s Eva team that a high-performance wireless communication technology was developed. This technology has since been deployed by Wattson Elements, which uses it in the pleasure boat industry. With support from Inria, it has developed a platform around this technology, dubbed Falco, which offers new services to port managers and amateur sailors alike. Interview with Elsa Nicol, chief executive at Wattson Elements.
Set up in 2016 by three researchers from an Inria-Ircam*-CNRS team, Antescofo provides classical musicians with the opportunity to practise using an application that plays the orchestral accompaniment in high-quality sound and adjusts in real time to any errors they make. The start-up, supported by Inria, is backed by prestigious investors. It is planning a large-scale commercial launch at the end of 2019.
Built on cooperation between researchers in biological fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling specialists and doctors, the Reo project team came to an end in December 2018. This is an opportunity to look back on the research into congenital heart diseases and liver surgery that Irène Vignon-Clémentel, senior researcher at Inria Paris, conducted over more than 12 years in that multidisciplinary team.
- Equipe Reo
- Système cardiovasculaire
- Pathologie cardiaque congénitale
- Maladie hépatique
- Simulation numérique
- Inria de Paris
Awards and accolades
The JCJC (Jeunes Chercheuses et Jeunes Chercheurs) scheme was set up to help project leaders work independently on specific subjects, promoting accountability and encouraging scientific innovation.
Set up following the SmartMarinaproject, led by the Eva team at the Inria Paris centre, the start-up Wattson Elements has unveiled technology capable of remotely monitoring boats moored in marinas. The goal of this solution, given the name Falco, was to improve marina management and security while promoting the development of new services targeted at boat owners.