© Inria / Photo C. Morel

Inria, an ecosystem

Inria is the French national institute for research in digital science and technology, and since January 2024 has been responsible for the Agence de programmes dans le numérique (Digital Programs Agency), designed to strengthen the collective dynamics of higher education and research. Its DNA is based on world-class research, technological innovation and entrepreneurial risk. Within 220 project teams, most of which are shared with major research universities, more than 3,800 scientists are exploring new avenues, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners, to meet ambitious challenges. As a technology institute, Inria supports a wide range of innovation paths: from open source software publishing to the creation of technology startups (Deeptech).

Inria in brief

Our missions


Building digital sovereignty

Inria, a place where research is organized based on a project team model.

Our acceleration strategy

Amplify the impact of Inria's action on a national and territorial scale.

The institute

Picto_ Notre histoire

Our history

Inria has driven digital innovation and research in France and in Europe for over 50 years.

Inria in the heart of University campuses

The objective is to meet the challenge of competition with the major international Universities by strengthening the attractiveness of our University campuses, their leadership and their scientific, technological and industrial impact.

Inria around the world

Une politique européenne volontariste

A proactive European strategy

Strengthening Inria's scientific, technological and societal impact in Europe

Un rayonnement international

An International influence

Inria and its academic collaborations: at the heart of a global network.

Our sites

With its regional centres, Inria has a presence at leading research university campuses, throughout the regions of France and the country’s industrial and entrepreneurial ecosystems for digital technology. Headquarters and Inria Chile complete the Inria sites.



Executive Committee

The management committee brings together the general management and all of Inria's departments.



Inria’s activity depends on a number of committees to support its strategy and activity.

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Plateforme Wilder - © Inria / Photo C. Morel

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Give meaning to digital

For over fifty years, Inria has been a pioneer in supporting the development of the digital sciences in our society.