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Partnerships - Universities

Universities and the Inria agree on means of cooperation


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).



Gérard Berry © Inria / Photo J.-M. Ramès

Computer sciences

The Collège de France and Inria establish a chair in "Computing and Computational Sciences"


 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 / Photo Kaksonen © Inria / Photo Kaksonen


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

Microsoft and Inria renew their collaboration


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.



Strategic partnership

ANDRA and Inria sign a partnership agreement on digital simulation


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.



OpenVibe, logiciel pour les interfaces cerveau-ordinateur OpenVibe software - © Inria/ Photo Kaksonen

Innovation - health & Biotechnologies

OpenViBE: The first French software programme enabling "action through thought"


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.




UNS and Inria team up to create a cross-border social network: the myMed project

UNS and Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée sign a collaboration agreement to create a decentralised Franco-Italian network (myMed)