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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre's Technology Transfer, Innovation and Partnerships department (STIP) encourages the creation of start-ups by raising awareness among, and providing support to, scientists wishing to venture into entrepreneurship. Laurie Barbarin has been exclusively in charge of this mission since October 2017. Lille is the first Inria centre to have set up a post dedicated to this support.
The work of Daniele Calandriello, a doctoral candidate on the Project Sequel team at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center, has just received an award from the French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA). He has developed a method by which machines retain only the essential elements of very big datasets in order to make them more independent.
Defrost* project-team has participated at the international IEEE-RAS Robosoft 2018 conference. Defrost manipulator received the second place award for the manipulation challenge.
Inria Research Centers
- Laura Grigori (Alpines) winner of an ERC Synergy grant
- The unexpected avenues of technology transfer with Matrix Lead
- Mastering Non-Functional Properties of Software: Energy, Time, Security
- François Baccelli, winner of an ERC Advanced Grant
- Meeting with ERC 2017 laureate George Drettakis
- SPINSTIM: A new collaboration between a joint Inria/LIRMM team and the start-up NEURINNOV
- 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