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.
Bull and Inria launch a strategic partnership to tackle the challenges of future exascale supercomputers
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Inria and Cemagref pool their expertise in order better to understand the complexity of environmental phenomena
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.
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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GENCI, Inria and OSEO join forces to support SMEs in first-time access to high-performance computing
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.
A large group of French innovation players creates the Mobile Services Initiative to stimulate growth in the French ecosystem of mobile phone applications and services
Inria, the Institut Télécom, the competitiveness clusters Cap Digital, SCS and Systematic, the Mobile Alley association, Telecom Valley, OSEO, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Bouygues Telecom and a large group of SMEs (including start-ups such as Senda, Appsfactory and Intuitivlab) have announced the creation of the Mobile Services Initiative, which aims to bring together all national players in this field.