Inria's key figures
The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) is a public science and technology institution placed under the supervision of the French ministries of research and industry. Below are a few key figures about the Institute.
Updated: July 2018 (2017 figures)
184 Inria project-teams
4,400 scientific publications per year
440 active patents
112 software programmes registered with France's Software Protection Agency in 2017
57 start-ups Inria since 2010
8 research centres located throughout France (Paris, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office in Rocquencourt, near Paris.
2,400 members from 102 different countries
1,400 PhD students
Total budget: €231M
Proportion self-financed: 26%
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2,400 Inria staff
- 184 team-projects
- 1400 PhD students
- 54 ERC Grants
- 101 different countries
Key dates at a glance
- 1967: IRIA is founded.
- 1979: IRIA becomes Inria.
- 1980-1984: centres are created in Rennes, Sophia Antipolis and Nancy.
- 1985: Inria obtains Public Science and Technology Institution status.
- 1992: the Rhône-Alpes research unit is founded.
- 2008: the Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay research units are founded.
- 2011: Inria change of visual identity.
- 2012 : Inria Chile is founded.
- 2014 : Inria celebrates 30 years of entrepreneurship.
- 2017 : the Inria Fondation