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.
Located at the heart of Inria’s Nancy-Grand Est centre, the high security computing laboratory (LHS) is aimed at hosting decisive research work for making networks, Internet exchanges and associated telecommunications equipment safe. Alongside its partners, Inria is today inaugurating this completely new research facility. The LHS provides the technological and regulatory framework needed for scientific advances that accompany developments in our technological society. Open to industrial partners, the laboratory also represents a favourable opportunity for reliability tests that are needed before various technological products or solutions can be put on the market.
Inria and OSEO join forces to support the development of innovative SMEs in the field of ICST and software
Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria, and François Drouin, Chairman and CEO of OSEO, have signed a partnership agreement for a period of three years. The two organisations are joining forces to strengthen innovation by SMEs in the field of ICST and software.
This year, the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES will welcome a new kind of runner. Guillaume Chelius, a junior research scientist in Inria’s DNET team and an ultra-marathon runner, will run 250 km over 7 days, kitted out with 16 sensors, which will, in real time and without any human intervention, measure numerous physiological, biomechanical and environmental variables. Once they have been sorted and analysed, the resulting data can be used to model the race and study the body’s movements, its performance levels, and the ways in which it adapts to the environment, weather conditions and fatigue.
The first coordination meeting of the Allistene alliance was held on 1 March 2010. Its founding members are major national players in ICST research: the CDEFI (Conference of Engineering College and Training Directors), the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission), the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), the CPU (Conference of University Chairmen), Inria and the Institut Télécom. Allistene's aim is to promote collaborative thinking and coordinate its members in terms of foresight and overall strategy, the challenges of advanced training, planning, European and international partnerships, and industrial utilization and liaison. Its functioning will be based on six working groups called "programmatic groups", comprising top-flight researchers, and the division of tasks between a Chairman of the Coordination Committee in charge of overall management and five Vice-Presidents in charge of managing Allistene's work in each of its key assignments.
Sanofi-aventis strengthens its commitment to research in France through a partnership with AVIESAN Sanofi-aventis signs agreement with Aviesan alliance
This inaugural partnership agreement was signed with the whole of the French academic research community. It concerns the financing of young researchers awarded grants as part of the Inserm/CNRS ATIP AVENIR programme, and the investment of up to 50 million euros over five years for all public-private partnerships.
Transfert & Innovation
Inria has taken its technology transfer and innovation policy to a new level by opening its first demonstration and interaction area for its business partners at the EuraTechnologies site.
- Lille Nord Europe
- Human-machine interactions
- Simulation of surgical procedures
- Technology transfers
Ethics and ICST
The CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) ethics committee and an Inria commission recommend the creation of an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology
The CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and Inria are making two reports public, namely "In favour of ethics covering research into information and communication science and technology" written by the CNRS ethics committee (known as COMETS), and "Report on forming an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology" drafted by a commission set up by Inria. At the heart of our societies' development, computational science and technology and the research they generate really do raise fundamental ethical issues that both organisations wished to investigate. Emphasising the many fields affected by such issues, and describing the current situation in other disciplines and abroad, both reports particularly agree on the need to create an ethics committee covering research into computational science and technology without delay.
Partnership - Europe
Turn Europe into the global leader in ICT innovation - this is the mission for the new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) just selected in tough competition by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is a new organisation recently launched by the EU targeting European competitiveness through better integration across the so-called “knowledge triangle” of higher education, research and innovation. By highlighting the Future Information Society, the EIT recognizes the fact that 80 % of new developments in the key economic sectors of Europe are based on ICT.
Partnerships - Universities
Based on the model of framework agreements already reached with other research organisations and in line with the recommendations of the Aubert report, the CPU (French Conference of University Chancellors) and Inria have signed today, in the presence of Mrs. Valerie Pécresse, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, a framework agreement designed to facilitate and multiply partnerships between the Inria and universities throughout France in the field of ICST (Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies).