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A large-scale French project on video game applications for brain-computer interfaces


OpenViBE2 (2009-2013) is a collaborative research project supported by ANR funding and which is looking into the potential of so-called "brain-computer interfaces" (BCI) in the field of video games.




André Seznec wins first Intel Research Impact Medal


André Seznec, leader of team-project ALF at Inria Rennes, received the first Intel Research Impact Medal from the Intel Labs Academic Research Office.


French Stimulus Initiative

GreenStars, Towards a New Generation of Biofuels and Products with Micro-Algae


GreenStars, laureate of the French call for projects known as the “French Stimulus Initiative” (Investissements d’Avenir*) Institute of Excellence on Carbon-Free Energies, federates a network of collaborative platforms bringing together all the players in the development of micro-algae in France.




INRIA publishes the results of its inaugural survey on ‘The French and the New Digital World’

Yannick Le Thiec - 8/11/2011

INRIA, a public research institute specialising in computational sciences, has, in partnership with TNS Sofres, launched a major annual survey to assess French people’s attitudes to digital technology and their perception of the ‘new digital world’.



World Wide Web Consortium

Inria Hosts First W3C Office in France


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.



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.





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.




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.


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


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.


Virtual reality

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


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.