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).
Computing and computational science, unlike quantum physics or molecular chemistry, are notions with which the general public has become familiar given the place occupied by new technology in our daily lives. But there is a huge risk of confusing computer science with the use made of it. On the one hand, the objects that have become commonplace, technical applications used every day (podcasts, GPS, etc.), and on the other, an original and complex science that needs urgent recognition as such.
Recognising computer science as a separate science to improve how it is taught
Inria and CERFACS create a joint laboratory to develop tools and methods dedicated to high-performance computing
The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) and the European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computation (CERFACS) today announce the creation of a joint research laboratory to respond to the challenges of high-performance digital simulation.
Partnership - Microsoft, Andrew Herbert, Michel Cosnard, Valérie Pécresse
After three years of a collaboration that has produced a great deal of recognised and promising scientific findings, Microsoft and Inria are confirming the continuance of their partnership. With Valérie Pécresse, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, and Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft in attendance, Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria and Andrew Herbert, Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, signed a fresh agreement renewing the running of their joint research centre for a four year term.
- Microsoft research
- Joint research centre
- Valérie Pécresse
- Steve Ballmer
- Press release
- Michel Cosnard
- Andrew Ballmer
On 14 September 2009, Marie-Claude Dupuis, the CEO of the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA) and Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) signed a partnership agreement with particular emphasis on digital simulation.
Innovation - health & Biotechnologies
Operating a computer by thought alone was unimaginable ten years ago, but this incredible feat is now possible. Financed by the ANR (the French national research agency), OpenViBE is the first French multi-partner project on brain-computer interfaces. With support from Inria (the French national institute for research in computer science and control) and Inserm (the French national institute of health and medical research), OpenViBE has successfully perfected a free software programme with highly promising applications.