Centre Inria de Lyon à La Doua
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Inria Lyon Centre

The Inria Lyon Centre is the 9th Inria centre, inaugurated on 1st December 2021.

The evolution of Inria's site policy, with the inclusion of its territorial actions at the service of major university research sites, is an essential element of its Ambition 2023 project.
In this context, in addition to strengthening its existing research centres, Inria has included a project to create a full-fledged research centre in Lyon, where it has been present for many years now.

This creation will enable a new synergy in the region and the development of new interactions with academic ecosystems and industrial players.

Key figures


The centre has 15 project-teams (including two in Lyon and Grenoble) and employs more than 290 people; scientists and research and innovation support staff.

Portrait de Stéphane Ubeda
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Stéphane Ubeda

Director of the Inria Lyon Centre

Positioning & Strategic issues

Scientific priority areas

  • Distributed and Embedded Computing
  • Modeling in life sciences
  • Development of interdisciplinary project-teams

Strategic lines of development

  • Full deployment of the centre
  • Integration into the ecosystem
  • Digital for health
  • Digital and engineering

Ecosystem & Partners

The Inria centre in Lyon is an associate member of the University of Lyon.

Its research teams are shared with the following academic partners: ENS de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, INSA Lyon, CNRS and Inrae

Other partners:

  • Public research actors: ComUE Université de Lyon, UCBL, INSA Lyon, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Inrae, INSERM, CPE Lyon
  • Innovation ecosystem: French TechSATT PulsalysINSAValor, IRT Bioaster, IRT Nanoelec; Minatec and LyonBiopôle
  • State representatives : Préfecture, Rectorat
  • Local and regional authorities : AuRA region; Grand Lyon.
Carrières et Métiers
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Practical informations

Centre Inria de Lyon à La Doua


Inria de Lyon Bâtiment CEI-2, Campus La Doua Villeurbanne 56, Boulevard Niels Bohr, CS 52132 69 603 Villeurbanne

Contact:  Phone: (+33) 04 72 43 64 04