Labex & IRT: our involvement
Following the call for projects "Investissements d'avenir" in 2011, Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre is now actively involved in two laboratories of excellence, CominLabs and Henri Lebesgue, and in the Institute technological research b<>com.
CominLabs, "COMmunication and INFormation sciences Laboratories"
CominLabs is a "laboratoire d'excellence" whose management is ensured by Patrick Bouthemy, researcher at Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique. It brings together 1100 researchers including more than 500 permanent, localized in Brittany and Pays de Loire. CominLabs proposes to enhance the international visibility of the field of Science and Technology of Information and Communication (ICT) on the two regions.
Since its creation in 2011, it has launched 17 research projects on a wide variety of themes such as STIC - health, software security, smart devices, energy saving, MOOC, social networks, etc. Other actions have been put in place including, in 2012, creating the collaborative platform, CominWeb, then in 2013, the development of that for MOOC, COCo.
All these actions have been successful and together with a visible community effect of increasing the attractiveness and strong radiation.
The Mathematics Centre Henri Lebesgue has won the second round of the call for projects "Laboratoire d'excellence" in 2012. He proposed founding a center for research and education in mathematics for Brittany and Pays de Loire with strong interdisciplinary links.
The combination of mathematical skills in Rennes and Nantes enables rapid progress on the existing major scientific problems in the field of analysis, probability and statistics. It aims to explore their interactions with issues related to complex systems encountered in the socio-economic applications in the fields of health, digital, materials. This laboratory of excellence received an allocation of € 7 million.
Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique, the Bretagne Loire University, the Mathematics Research Institute of the University of Rennes 1, the Laboratory of Mathematics Department of Mathematics Jean Leray, and ENS Rennes are partners of the center Henri Lebesgue.
Started in 2010 with the competitiveness cluster Images et Réseaux and certified by the Government,in January 30th, 2012, b<>com aims to innovate at the highest world level, in the areas of the image and the fixed and mobile ultra broadband, to provide as many ways to take advantage of the future Internet. With a budget of € 250 million over 10 years, and a forecast of 2,000 jobs created, b<>com launched in 2012 three major research programs (iCube, Ncube and Health), which reflect the same vision of a work and daily smoother and more efficient.
Inria research centre is a founding member of the IRT b<>com, and thus contribute to strengthening the visibility of research excellence in ICT on the Rennes site, and in Brittany and Loire Atlantique regions.