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Inria Hosts First W3C Office in France

21/09/2011

To strengthen its relations with industry and research activities in France and Europe, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces today the opening of a W3C Office in France, hosted by Inria (French National Computer Science Research Institute). To mark the launch, the Office is organizing a session on Open Data at the Open World Forum on 22 September in Paris, in cooperation with Inria and Paris City Hall.

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Nomination

Michel Cosnard elected President of ERCIM

Muriel Droin - 14/01/2011

Michel Cosnard, President of Inria was elected President of ERCIM at the last ERCIM Board of Directors, held in Brno, Czech Republic, November 4 2010.  Michel Cosnard will take office as ERCIM president 1st January 2011 for a two-year term. Michel will succeed Keith Jeffery who served as ERCIM President since January 2005.

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Partnerships

Bull and Inria launch a strategic partnership to tackle the challenges of future exascale supercomputers

13/01/2011

Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), and Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull, have signed a partnership agreement to carry out joint research in High-Performance Computing (HPC). The main aim of this partnership – between a leading research lab and one of the industry leaders in its field – is to help overcome the challenges posed by the coming generation of ‘exascale’ supercomputers. A roadmap has already been set out, enabling the teams involved to work together on supercomputer architecture, software environments and services.

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Prize

EADS Corporate Foundation Awards 2010

Rose-Marie Cornus - 13/12/2010

In the presence of Jean Botti, Technical Director of EADS and Chairman of the EADS Corporate Foundation, Jean-Claude Bermond, Senior Research Scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and David Guiraud, Senior Research Scientist at Inria respectively received the Grand Prize in Computer Science and the Prize for Information Sciences on December 6.

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Software solution

Ubi-Park, an access control solution for cycle parking facilities showcased at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales, a trade show for mayors and local authorities

17/11/2010

Every cyclist has at some point feared that their bike might be stolen, even from a parking facility. SenseYou, a new start-up created by Inria, has developed Ubi-Park, a simple and truly innovative solution for securing access to cycle parks.

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Virtual reality

Inauguration of the “Gouraud-Phong” immersive space, a pooled platform dedicated to virtual reality

8/11/2010

Michel Cosnard, Chairman and Executive Officer of Inria, and Gérard Giraudon, Director of the Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée research centre inaugurate the “Gouraud-Phong” immersive space, alongside Francis Lamy, Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes département and Michel Vauzelle, Chairman of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Also present are: Eric Ciotti, Deputy-Chairman of the Alpes-Maritimes General Council, Jean Leonetti, Chairman of the CASA, Deputy-Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, and Jean-Pierre Dermit, Mayor of Biot, Vice-Chairman of the CASA and Henri Gouraud.

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Nomination

Pascal Guitton is appointed Inria Research Director

30/09/2010

Inria Chairman and CEO Michel Cosnard has appointed Pascal Guitton as Research Director as of 1 October 2010.

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Partnerships

Inria and Cemagref pool their expertise in order better to understand the complexity of environmental phenomena

8/09/2010

Michel Cosnard, Inria Chairman and CEO, and Roger Genet, CEO of Cemagref, have signed a partnership agreement strengthening collaboration between the two organisations on applied research projects concerning environmental problems. This agreement demonstrates the multi-disciplinary approach required of scientists faced with complex environmental problems. The synergies between environmental sciences and computational sciences will be a powerful lever to help meet the challenges posed by global changes and to ensure sustainable development.

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Appointments

High-level appointments at Inria

2/09/2010

Four months after being re-appointed as Chairman and CEO for another term, Michel Cosnard has appointed a number of colleagues to strategic positions in the Institute's organisational structure.

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Technology transfer policy

GENCI, Inria and OSEO join forces to support SMEs in first-time access to high-performance computing

29/07/2010

The "HPC-SME Initiative" is the name of the programme jointly launched by GENCI, Inria and OSEO in partnership with four global competitiveness clusters to facilitate and encourage access by SMEs to high-performance computing (HPC). Put together in compliance with the recommendations of the Digital France 2012 plan, this programme aims to support and increase the competitiveness of SMEs whose industrial innovation projects are liable to benefit from the use of high-performance computing. The core element of the initiative is long-term assistance provided with the aim of guaranteeing the effective integration of the growth capabilities afforded by HPC.

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