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DiagRAMS revolutionising predictive maintenance

27/05/2019

DiagRAMS is a project primarily aimed at putting predictive maintenance tools in the hands of those that need them the most. It is also a remarkable entrepreneurial adventure, one which came about as a result of a meeting between two partners from the InriaTECH platform and the Modal project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre. Let’s take a look at it in more detail.

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Human computer interaction

Reinventing the AZERTY keyboard

5/04/2019

To make it easier to write in French and to enable the use of all regional and European languages, while devising a more ergonomic design - this was the three-pronged objective assigned to the standard on the French keyboard, published in early April by the AFNOR. Let’s take a look back at what was an unusual project in the company of Mathieu Nancel, research fellow at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre and member of the team of researchers who designed the optimisation tool that was central to the project.

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Inria and Keolis: security through modelling

18/02/2019

How can we anticipate security issues on urban transport networks in order to ensure that personnel are in the right place at the right time? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but this is what is currently happening on the Lille metro network, where the project team Inocs has developed an algorithm used to optimise agent's schedules.

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Connected agriculture

Connected agriculture, even where there is no network

11/12/2018

Creating sensor networks that can provide farmers with complete, real-time and cost-effective information on weather conditions in their fields, even in areas without the Internet of Things, is the aim of the thesis Brandon Foubert has just started at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center in collaboration with Sencrop.

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Soft Robotics

Inria and TDR are designing the gripper of the future

Dominique Fidel - 13/11/2018

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.

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Start-up

XScalibur: the start-up facilitating multi-cloud management

25/10/2018

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.

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Partnership

Improved cloud elasticity and cleaner data centres – a joint project launched by Inria and Scalair

M.B. (*) - 31/08/2018

In September 2017, the CIRRUS team, made up of the Spirals project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre and the company Scalair, was awarded the “Joint Lab‑Company Team” label by the Hauts-de-France region. The research team is working on cloud computing in two key areas: elasticity of cloud-based applications and low-carbon cloud infrastructure.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence: the Lille center at the cutting edge of machine learning

11/07/2018

Of the 16 project teams at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center, nine have research projects linked to artificial intelligence, either directly or indirectly. Here is an overview of the Inria Lille forces in AI.

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10 years of Vekia: the success story of an Inria start-up

5/07/2018

Just ten years ago, Manuel Davy, co-founder of the Sequel team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, launched his start-up: Vekia At the time the small company, specialised in machine learning, proposed consulting services to the major retail groups in the Lille region. Today, Vekia is developing a supply chain solution for stock management. It employs approximately 50 people, works with around 20 major retail groups and, in 2017, raised 12 million Euros in order to expand. 

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