In January 2016, Lorraine University of Excellence (LUE) received the I-SITE label, rewarding the partnership-based voluntarist approach it has adopted for over a decade. Sylvain Petitjean presents the challenges and advances of a programme described as “a global engineering initiative”.
On December 6, the Inria Lille research center will inaugurate its new demonstration area, where the results of some partnerships between Inria teams and start-ups will be presented. The prototypes include a robot gripper developed jointly by project team Defrost and the company TDR.
The results of the 3IA (Interdisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence) call for expressions of interest were made public on 6 November 2018 by Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Mounir Mahjoubi, French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs. The projects of the Grenoble (MIAI@Grenoble-Alpes), Nice (3IA Côte d'Azur), Paris (PRAIRIE) and Toulouse (ANITI) sites have been selected. Inria participates in three of the four successful projects.
Christophe Gourdin is a research and development engineer within the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center’s Spirals* project team. These last months, he has swapped his developer hat for that of a start-up project leader. XScalibur is expected to be launched in January 2019. It will offer businesses an innovative multi-cloud management platform.
European Research Council 2018
The Extreme-scale Mathematically-based Computational Chemistry (EMC2) project led by Eric Cancès, Laura Grigori, Yvon Maday and Jean-Philip Piquemal has won an ERC Synergy Grant in the context of the 2018 call for projects, and is one of the 27 winners announced on Tuesday, October 23 2018. The four EMC2 principal investigators explain the challenges of this very high-level research project.
- ERC Synergy 2018
- Inria de Paris
- Laura Grigori
Transfer & innovation
On 18 October 2018, on the occasion of the 'Rendez-vous Carnot' meetings, the Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries (FIEEC) presented the FIEEC Applied Research awards. This year, the second prize was awarded to Adrien Loseille, researcher within the Gamma3 team, for his work on adaptive meshing in collaboration with the SME LEMMA.
European Research Council 2018
We sometimes have to accept making detours in order to find a new, promising transfer opportunity. The spreadsheet verification project, winner of an ERC Proof of Concept grant from the European Research Council, is proof of this. Meeting with Xavier Rival, head of the Antique project team - where it all began.
Launched in January 2018 by the Île-de-France regional authority, on Monday 15 October the 2018 Paris Region AI Challenge revealed the competition's four prize-winning start-ups.
The company awarded first prize was TheraPanacea, created by researcher and professor Nikos Paragios, for its AI project applied to the healthcare sector and, more specifically, oncology.
Although he defines himself as a DIY-engineer, Adrien Taylor explores the field of mathematical optimisation and its potential applications with an open and curious eye. Portrait of this young Belgian, whose thesis has won many prizes and who is a post-doctoral researcher in the Sierra project team at the Inria Paris centre.
3 October, Paris hosted the sixth CES Unveiled event. Attending this major preparatory show for the world-famous CES Las Vegas was a new startup from La Rochelle, Ullo, which brought a project created as part of an exemplary partnership with the Potioc project team from Inria’s Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest (BSO) Research Centre.
Inria Research Centers
- Coq : practical aspects of type theory
- Towards a neuroscience of active sampling and curiosity - Nature Reviews Neuroscience
- Bruno Lévy, director of Inria Nancy - Grand Est reseach centre
- Best scientific paper Honorable mention, for Hybrid research team at the EuroVR 2018 conference
- Health and artificial intelligence