Centre Inria de Lyon - CEI-2 - 56 Boulevard Niels Bohr - 69100 Villeurbanne
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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 enables a new synergy in the region and the development of new interactions with academic ecosystems and industrial players.


The centre has 16 project-teams (including three located in both Lyon and Grenoble) and employs almost 300 people (scientists, research and innovation support staff).

Positioning & Strategic issues

Scientific priority areas

  • Computation, signal and artificial intelligence
  • Models in biology and health
  • Distributed systems, networks, communications
  • Architectures and embedded systems

Strategic lines of development

  • Full deployment of the centre
  • Integration into the ecosystem

Recruitment of researchers at the Inria Lyon centre

The Inria Lyon Centre will recruit 4 junior researchers in 2023 (2 research fellows and 2 Inria Starting Faculty Position).

The centre has defined 2 priority themes to strengthen existing teams or start new activities:

- Digital for life sciences and medicine: the centre wishes to develop its collaborations with the Hospices Civils de Lyon and the Centre Léon Bérard.

  • If the applicant's research project corresponds to one of the existing teams: contact the head of the team.
  • If the project does not correspond to a team: contact the centre's management (direction-lys@inria.fr).

- Learning for engineering: several of the centre's teams can benefit from projects addressing engineering through learning and artificial intelligence methods. The centre is also working with the Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (UJM), and in particular with the Hubert Curien Laboratory, to develop a new collaboration on learning and surface engineering.

  • If the applicant's research project corresponds to one of the existing teams: contact the head of the team.
  • If you are interested in the learning and surface engineering field: contact Marc Sebban, professor at UJM (marc.sebban@univ-st-etienne.fr).

Ecosystem & Partners

The Inria Lyon Centre 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, ENS de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, INSA Lyon, CPE Lyon, CNRS, INRAE, INSERM, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Léon Bérard
  • Innovation ecosystem: French TechSATT PulsalysINSAValor, IRT Bioaster, IRT Nanoelec, Minatec and LyonBiopôle
  • State institutions: Préfecture, Rectorat
  • Local and regional authorities: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, Métropole de Lyon
Carrières et Métiers
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Working at Inria

You wish to become a researcher, an engineer, to accompany the research within the institute? Or simply do an internship?

Stéphane Ubeda
© Inria / Photo B. Fourrier

Stéphane Ubeda

Director of the Inria Lyon Centre

Practical informations

Bâtiment du centre Inria de Lyon - Villeurbanne


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