What kind of impact does the city noise have on tigers and other zoo occupants? Helsinki Zoo and Forum Virium Helsinki, the innovation unit of the City of Helsinki, are using smart technology to study the noise experienced by animals and its impacts in collaboration with Inria, the French national research institute on digital sciences and technologies and Ambiciti, a global environmental data service startup company.
International Women's Rights Day
A public science and technology institution, Inria has - even more so than the other French public scientific and technological institutes (EPSTs) - a lower proportion of women among its staff than in civil society, with regard to both scientists and the research support personnel. This proportion is also well below that of the female talent pool available at PhD level.
In joining forces, they aim to revolutionise the world of Occupational Health thanks to their Numii® project, developed to improve the detection and analysis of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). We met the two men behind the project - not only do they think alike, their names are rather similar too: David Daney, researcher at INRIA and AUCTUS team leader, and Cyril Dané, CEO of AIO.
Length of hospitalization, care protocols, examination results, and transfer of records between doctors...French hospitals generate a significant amount of data. Knowing how to process and analyze them could enable an optimization of the patients' care. This is precisely the aim of the ANR ClinMine project, in which, notably, members of the Modal 1 project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center have taken part.
Scientific culture: Inria is at the Palais de la Découverte with an area dedicated to digital technology
On 13 March, the Palais de la Découverte will open its new permanent exhibition on computer science and the digital sciences.Organised in partnership with Inria, it offers a panoramic view of these disciplines. Vincent Blech, museographer for Universcience, and Laurent Viennot, research director at the Inria centre in Paris and scientific curator, tell us how the project came together.
Public research serving start-up competitiveness: Inria and French Tech Central unveil their partnership
On 19 February, Inria and French Tech inaugurated their partnership within French Tech Central in the presence of Guillaume Boudy, Secretary-General for Investments, Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, and Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Gang Zheng, a researcher with the Defrost* project team at the Inria Lille center, is one of the winners of the Université de Lille Nord Europe's I-SITE EXPAND 2017 call for projects. His soft robotics projects is among the eight EXPAND projects financed to up to €200k (including the recruitment of a PhD student). These calls for projects were launched with the support of the MEL (Métropole Européenne de Lille) and the collaboration of SATT Nord, the French technology transfer accelerator company.
Barely four months after the introduction of Metronaut, its first mobile application, Antescofo, a startup spun off from Inria’s Paris research centre, is one of the five finalists in the Entertainment and Content Technologies category of SXSW’s Accelerator Pitch Event. What is Metronaut’s goal? Making artificial intelligence available to musicians so they never have to play alone.
The start-up Deepomatic, which develops a visual recognition solution, is joining the AI Factory programme - as revealed on Tuesday by Microsoft France during the presentation of its 2018 roadmap. The role of Microsoft AI Factory is to stimulate the emergence of French champions of artificial intelligence.
Inria Research Centers
- Demian Wassermann : code our current knowledge of the brain
- Proxima: towards safer processors
- Yanlei Diao is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her "Big Fast Data" project
- Francis Bach, winner of a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant
- Inria’s Alpage project team: historians and computer scientists unite in the European Parthenos project