Inria Challenges: tackling major issues

Changed on 16/01/2020

With digital technology disrupting all established frameworks, in order to bring through ambitious scientific and entrepreneurial projects, Inria's responsibility is to create value on a large scale for society and for the economy; to raise France’s profile and boost its attractiveness; and to increase the impact of research and innovation in the digital sector.

 

Exploring new avenues

Risky research has to be able to produce scientific results that will make a significant contribution to the digital society: furthering knowledge and perhaps inventing new disciplines in which digital technology will play a formative role.

Inria needs to build new fields of research and to explore new avenues, such as:

  • Disruptive research, in areas where the applications are not necessarily known in advance
  • New scientific problems, renewed research themes and original avenues for scientific exploration into key subjects such as cybersecurity, responsible AI and applications for health and energy
  • New frontiers in the context of the environment, energy, transport, agriculture and the humanities
  • Interdisciplinarity and the hybridisation of skills between digital sciences and other disciplines, including humanities, particularly with regard to questions of digital trust, privacy or the loyalty of algorithms. 

What are Inria Challenges?

Inria Challenges (formerly IPL) are used to launch ambitious research projects that are directly linked to the institute’s strategic plan and the benchmarks it contains. Often multidisciplinary, these challenges incorporate a range of different skills, the goal being to showcase the expertise of Inria researchers in relation to important challenges.

Inria Challenges operate as inter-team project teams. These are evaluated by their peers - generally experts from other countries - and run for a period of four years. Coordinated by a scientific leader, Inria Challenges are each structured around a given research subject, with a programme and clearly defined objectives. They bring together “grey matter” resources from different Inria project teams, in addition to external partners from the worlds of industry and academia.

These Challenges are used to develop a structure around major research subjects on which the institute is looking to place particular emphasis. They are launched in small numbers, with substantial resources allocated, and proposals put forward by directors of research. A first assessment will take place at the halfway stage, with a second, outlining the results obtained, taking place at the end of the project.

Current Challenges

 


AVATAR : The next generation of our virtual selves in digital worlds

Project-teams:  GraphDECO, HYBRID, MIMETIC, MORPHEO, POTIOC, LOKI

Website of AVATAR 

 


BetterNet : An Observatory to Measure and Improve Internet Service Access from User Experience

Project-teams:  DIANA, DIONYSOS, Inria Chile, MADYNESS, MUSE, SPIRALS

Partenaires : ENS-ERST, ip-label

Website of BetterNet 

 


COSY : COntrôle en temps réel de communautés microbiennes SYnthétiques

Project-teams: Ibis, Biocore, Lifeware, Non-A

Website of COSY

 


DISCOVERY : DIstributed and COoperative management of Virtual Environments autonomousLY

Project-teams: ASAP, ASCOLA, AVALON, MYRIADS, KERDATA

Website of DISCOVERY

 


HAC SPECIS : High-performance Application and Computers, Studying PErformance and Correctness In Simulation

Project-teams: AVALON, HIEPACS, MEXICO, MYRIADS, SUMO, VERIDIS, POLARIS, STORM

Website of HAC-SPECIS

 


HPC-BigData : High Performance Computing and Big Data

Project-teams: DATAMOVE, KERDATA, SEQUEL, ZENITH, PARIETAL, TADAAM, HIEPACS, STORM, REALOPT, SIERRA, TAU

Website of HPC-BigData

 


HyAIAI : Hybrid Approaches for Interpretable AI

Project-teams: ACODAM, MAGNET, MULTISPEECH, ORPAILLEUR, SEQUEL, TAU

Website pf HyAIAI

 


ICODA : Data Journalism : knowledge-mediated Content and Data Interactive Analytics

Project-teams:: GRAPHIK, ILDA, LINKMEDIA, CEDAR

Website of ICODA

 


ModeliScale :  Languages and compilation for Cyber-Physical System Design

Project-teams: BIPOP, HYCOMES, PARKAS

Partenaires : École polytechnique (LIX, équipe Cosynus), CNRS / Centrale-Supélec (L2S), Université Grenoble-Alpes (Verimag, équipe Tempo)

Website of ModeliScale

 


Naviscope : Navigation et visualisation guidées par l'image de corpus de données en imagerie cellulaire et microscopie

Project-teams: AVIZ, BEAGLE, HYBRID, MORPHEME, PARIETAL, SERPICO, MOSAIC

Website of Naviscope

 


Neuromarkers :  Conception de biomarqueurs d'imagerie des maladies neurodégénératives pour les essais cliniques et étude de leurs associations génétiques

Project-teams: ARAMIS, BONSAI, DYLISS, GENSCALE, XPOP

Partenaires : ICM (Institut du cerveau et de la moelle épinière, www.icm-institute.org)

Website of Neuromakers

 


RIOT-FP : Reconcile IoT & Future-Proof Security

Project-teams: EVA, GRACE, INFINE, PROSECCO, TEA

Website of RIOT-FP

 


SPAI : Security by Program Analysis of the IoT

Project-teams: ANTIQUE, CELTIQUE, INDES, PRIVATICS, KAIROS

Website of SPAI

 


SURF : Sea Uncertainty Representation and Forecast

Project-teams: AIRSEA, FLUMINANCE, CARDAMON, ANGE, LEMON, DEFI, MINGUS

Website of SURF

 


ZEP : Zero-Power computing systems

Project-teams: ALF, CAIRN, CORSE, SOCRATE

Website of ZEP

 


 

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