Structuring upstream research with industrial partners
INRIA is building close long-term collaborative relationships with a number of major industrial groups. These partnerships combine research and commercial objectives. They bring INRIA researchers face to face with current strategic challenges, creating long-lasting relationships with partners in the business world.
These industrial partnerships are a major asset for the Institute. Each research programme is developed jointly by INRIA and the partner concerned on the basis of a range of topics important to the industrial company. The research projects constituting the programme are then undertaken jointly by teams from both partners.
Following ten years of collaboration, a shared virtual laboratory was established jointly by INRIA and Nokia in 2008 with the aim of designing communications networks capable of supporting the Internet of the future. The partnership was renewed in 2013 for a further period of four years.
In April 2014, INRIA and Alstom signed a partnership agreement covering digital technologies applied to the energy and public transport sectors. The agreement will have an initial duration of five years. The partnership agreement provides for the establishment of a shared laboratory specialising in distributed systems, modelling and simulation.
Inria signed a strategic partnership with Andra (France's National Radioactive Waste Management Agency) in September 2009, which, in 2018, has just been renewed for a second five-year term. More specifically, the radioactive waste management partnership addresses numerical simulation and data assimilation, along with the treatment of uncertainty.
In August 2013, EADS-Astrium Space and Transport, EADS Innovation Works and INRIA signed a partnership agreement covering high-performance computing (HPC) and the optimisation of modelling and simulation in the design of EADS products including the new Ariane 6 launchers.
This five-year strategic partnership was agreed in early 2010. It is the natural successor to a series of collaborative projects carried out over many years. The projects relate to the optimisation of electricity generation systems and the management of energy, both topics of strategic importance for EDF.
Google and INRIA signed a partnership agreement in June 2013. The aim is to strengthen research cooperation through targeted responses from INRIA to project calls issued by Google, especially the Research Awards, Focused Awards and the PhD Fellowship programmes.
The Microsoft Research - Inria Joint Centre shared research laboratory was established on the 11th January 2007 following a period of collaboration dating back over several years. The aim of the shared laboratory is to undertake long-term research into formal methods for software security, and data processing methods and tools applied to scientific research.
This partnership began in 2005 and was renewed in 2009 and 2013.
- Microsoft Research - Inria Joint Centre
- Strategic partnerships
- Formal methods
- Joint lab
- Software security
- Machine learning
In June 2009, INRIA and Technicolor signed a five-year partnership agreement covering research into image processing, and particularly 3D image processing.
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