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Pollen Robotics, learning how to code by creating robots


Learning how to code by creating robots: this is the promise of Pollen Robotics, the start-up originating from the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre. In order to democratise the digital sciences, Pollen Robotics designs robots that enable an understanding of programming and artificial intelligence in a fun and interactive way. 



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Remembering Michel Combarnous


It is with great sadness that Inria learned that Michel Combarnous had passed away on Thursday 10 May, at the age of 77. A renowned professor of mechanics and energetics, and member of the French Académie des sciences, he presided over the Inria Scientific Council from 1996 to 1998. He was president of the University of Bordeaux 1 from 1996 to 2001.



Nénuphar technology from MONC team acquired by SOPHiA GENETICS company

L.Chevillot - 12/04/2018

The official opening of the new SOPHiA GENETICS offices in Bidart took place on 12 April 2018 with the President of the Region in attendance. It was the perfect opportunity for us to present Nénuphar, a technology developed from the research of the MONC* project-team, which has now been directly integrated into intelligence artificial platform of SOPHiA GENETICS company with the help of SATT Aquitaine Science Transfert.

*MONC is a joint Bordeaux INP and CNRS project-team, located at the Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics (IMB)




Numii®, Occupational Health in the Digital Age


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.




2017-2018 : A year of research at the center


In early 2018, the Inria Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest center invites you to discover the activities of the center and its partners with the publication of Plug'In 6.

Innovations, discoveries, passions, collaborations... This year - once again - dive into the heart of digital science research in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.  Plug'In's ambition : to let people see and understand the digital revolution in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

This year again many topics are discussed : the new perspectives for medical research - artificial intelligence - the ERC grant - calls for projects related to the Programme d'investissements d'avenir - the transfer of knowledge - many portraits of scientists ...

Have a great read!



Collège+ available for download on the AppStore !


Since 2012, the Phœnix project team from the Bordeaux - Sud-ouest research centre - a joint team with the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS - has been developing a digital classroom assistant, Collège+. It facilitates the inclusion of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in regular classes.
The first version of this tool, tested in three secondary schools on 50 students from the Bordeaux regional education authority, showed that it brought real benefits to children with ASD.
This application received the academic award for educational innovation in 2014.

A tablet version is now available for free on the  l’AppStore.



Scientific challenge

A mesh for Safran Helicopter Engines


TADaaM enpowers Safran Helicopter Engines to tackle a major scientific challenge. The PaMPA software, coupled with MMG3D, allowed CERFACS to one torefine of a 43 million elements mesh into a mesh comprising more than one billion elements.




Launch of the GENESIS project


On 1 May, the collaboration between the GeoStat project team, the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux (university of Bordeaux / CNRS)and the Institute of Physics in Cologne/KOSMA group was made official. Called GENESIS: GENeration and Evolution of Structure in the InterStellar medium, the vocation of this French-German partnership is to understand the structure and evolution of the interstellar medium and, more specifically, the mechanism of star formation. 



call for projects e-FRAN

Digital technology serving education


Within the framework of the Investments for the Future 2 programme (PIA) led by the Commissariat-General for Investment, the e-FRAN (areas for training, research and digital animation) call for projects has chosen two project teams from the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest centre: Potioc and Flowers. Here there are no gadgets, but real digital tools to improve the students' knowledge and increase their motivation.



Industrial transfer

The GeoStat project team and the company i2S join forces


The GeoStat project team and the company i2S, pioneer and leader on the digital vision, optronics and image processing markets, joined forces in 2017 in a three-year industrial transfer project.