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Welcome to the Inria Plateau

Plateau Inria EuraTechnologies © Inria

This place is Inria's former exhibition space. To have access to the new area, click here: Interface.

A unique area for demonstrating research

The result of work conducted by joint research teams run together with our partner establishments Lille University, the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), the Ecole Centrale of Lille, CWI, and ULB, the Inria Plateau, located at EuraTechnologies, presents the following demonstrations and research platforms: 

The purpose of the Inria Plateau demonstration area is to promote interactions between research and industry. Since its initial launch in 2010, the site has proved to be a powerful technology monitoring tool and a forum for dialogue on digital innovation. Collaborations between Inria research teams and EuraTechnologies companies started up in 2010 as a result of contacts made through the Plateau.

The Transfert Innovation and Partnership team of Inria Lille – Nord Europe centre is implementing actions throughout the year to meet the needs of companies operating in the information technology and communication.

Demonstrations located at the Inria Plateau

Equipex FIT - IOT LAB

A network of 256 sensors installed on two suspended ceilings

Senslab © Inria

FIT - IoT LAB is one of the platforms federated in the framework the EquipEx FIT. FIT - IoT Lab is composed of 8 distributed platforms in France located in Grenoble, Strasbourg, Rennes, Rocquencourt, Paris and three in Lille (Two are located at the Haute Borne and are under deployment and the last one is in Euratechnologies). 

This platform allows fully automated real-life experimentation. The whole experiment is launched and loaded without any need for user intervention. The network in EuraTechnologies, based at the Inria Plateau, contains 256 sensors and is distinctive in that, like the other sites, 32 of these sensors are mobile. An experiment using all of the platform's sensors can be launched via a web page to perform large-scale tests.

Contact: Fun project-team

Flexo robotic arm

Soft robotics

Soft robotics opens up application opportunities for the industrial environment, in particular in cobotics. It has numerous advantages compared to a traditional robot produced in a rigid material, such as a greater 'mass and load carried' ratio, a lower risk of body damage, or a lower financial cost.

Flexo illustrates an example of a soft robotics arm. Its structure is printed entirely in nylon via a 3D printer. It comprises 10 actuators controlled via the SOFA simulation software, enabling it to move around.

Contact : Defrost project-team (commune avec Centrale Lille, l'Inserm et l’Université Lille 1*).
* within UMR 9189 CNRS-Centrale Lille-Université Lille1, CRIStAL.

Medical simulation

Real-time simulation of cardiac electrophysiology

© Inria Lille

The goal is to provide a training and planning tool for particularly delicate and lengthy procedures, involving a treatment for severe cardiac arrhythmia in which radiofrequency ablation is performed. The aim of the simulator is to be able to train doctors in this particularly delicate procedure: repairing the diseased tissue, carrying out the treatment and re-stimulating the heart to see whether the illness has been remedied.

The main difficulty in creating a simulator lies in modelling the electrophysiology of the heart. Models exist, but these are very slow to calculate. The goal is to achieve an "interactive" simulator that provides realistic results for all possible alterations made by the doctor in "real time". We therefore proposed new algorithms, focused on calculations on the graphics processing unit, to resolve this challenge.

Contact : Defrost project-team (commune avec Centrale Lille, l'Inserm et l’Université Lille 1*)
* within UMR 9189 CNRS-Centrale Lille-Université Lille1, CRIStAL.


Effectiveness and performance of animated transitions

Internet is overflowing with animated transitions that are sometimes annoying for users due to an excess of visual stimulation, and often pointless since the animation does not convey the right information. On the other hand, when they are well-designed, animated transitions are incredibly effective. The TAN demonstrator proposes to illustrate three examples of ongoing research work in the field of animated transitions.

As part of her research work, Fanny Chevalier, researcher in the Mjolnir Inria research team (joint team with the Lille 1 University*), has developed models of animated transitions enabling a better understanding of interfaces, and has designed tools that use them in order to facilitate, for example, the editing of images or documents.

Contact: Mjolnir research team, (jointly run with Lille 1 University*)
* within UMR 9189 CNRS-Centrale Lille-Lille 1 University, CRIStAL.

Smart data

Undertaking a big data project

Data are at the heart of strategic challenges for many businesses. How can the research carried out at Inria help you with your big data project? Discover an example illustrating data classification and prediction, with a set of open data from the region.

Contact: Several of the Inria Lille center teams are working on data. Contact our Technology Transfer, Innovation and Partnerships department, who will be able to provide you with information depending on your project.


Keywords: Technology transfer Innovation Plateau event Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre EuraTechnologies