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Prototype de disque de 5 cm - © Sanctuary

Interdisciplinarity

Sanctuary: leaving a mark on the Moon to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

Hugo Leroux - 18/03/2019

The goal of the Sanctuary project, which involves scientists from Inria, the CEA and the CNRS, is to take a collection of works and knowledge engraved on sapphire discs to the Moon.

Evidence of human culture left for future civilisations - or possibly aliens...

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Photo: Ari Rossner - Therapixel

Start & UP!

The start-up Therapixel raises €5m to improve breast cancer detection

A. Cortell - 18/03/2019

Specialising in Artificial Intelligence applied to medical imaging, Therapixel, an Inria spin-off based in Sophia Antipolis, has just raised 5 million euros in a Series A round (optimisation phase) in order to develop its artificial intelligence system used to help diagnose breast cancer. 

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Start & UP!

inalve raises 1.6 million euros to industrialise production of microalgae used in livestock feeding

A. Cortell - 18/03/2019

Winner of the international Innovation 2030 competition, the young biotechnology start-up inalve enjoyed a successful fundraising round, giving the company the opportunity to set up its industrial pilot, initially targeted at fish farming, in the south of France. In the medium term, inalve is aiming to supply the entire agribusiness sector with the use of sustainable, innovative agriculture in the field of animal feed.

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Inria Awards 2019

Call for nominations for the Inria 2019 Awards

DCom - 15/03/2019

Would you like to see a researcher or a research team in the digital sciences distinguished? Would you like to apply? Send your applications and proposals before 23 April 2019!

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Web's 30th birthday

The history and future of the Web

Dcom - 15/03/2019

Thirty years ago, the Web was set up to meet an ever-growing need to organise and access information. As a founding member for Europe of the W3C, Inria take a look back at the birth of the Web as both a research subject and a tool, assessing the problems that continue to be raised.

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Partnership

Inria and MITACS renew their agreement in favour of scientific mobility

Dcom - 14/03/2019

Capitalizing on five years of research-collaboration success, Mitacs and Inria renewed their partnership originally signed in 2014. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) supports two-way international research opportunities for graduate researchers at Canadian universities and at eight Inria Research Centres in France.

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Plateforme Neurinfo à Rennes

Recherche - Collaboration

NeurInfo Platform: Advanced MRI for Research and Clinic

Nathalie LACAUX (*) - 14/03/2019

The Neurinfo platform focuses on the field of in vivo human imaging and neuroinformatics, particularly in the case of diseases of the nervous system. It is open to a broad community of medical and scientific users at the regional, national and international levels.
In late 2018, Neurinfo was equipped with a new Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), which now enables it to acquire more data in less time and to observe human tissue in more detail.

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Scatter plot showing the diversity of diatoms present in Lake Geneva

Interdisciplinarity

Pléiade, a new project team at the interface between biology, IT and mathematics geared towards biodiversity and biotechnology

COM CRI Bordeaux (*) - 6/03/2019

Early March saw the arrival at the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre of a new project team, Pléiade, a joint undertaking involving Inria, the INRA and the CNRS. Linking biology, IT and mathematics, Pléiade, run by David Sherman, is the first team within the centre to be set up in partnership with the INRA.

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Nayat Sanchez-Pi Nayat Sanchez-Pi, director of Inria Chile - © Inria

Inria Chile

A new era for the Inria Chile center

DIRCOM (*) - 5/03/2019

Inria Chile continues its development in South America. In recent years, with Claude Puech at the helm, she has strengthened her network of contacts and has set up partnerships with investment structures to accelerate the creation of strategies in Chile. Appointed on September 1st as Director, Nayat Sanchez Pi intends to pursue this strategy and implement an ambitious settlement project that includes opening to French partners, the revitalization of the transfer policy and the establishment of a sustainable economic model.

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Software Heritage

UNESCO, in partnership with Inria and Software Heritage, is publishing the Paris Call to raise awareness of the preservation of and access to software source code

Morgane Hamon (*) - 26/02/2019

This Call is addressed to all actors, from governments to companies, civil society and developers and inventors who are imagining the next disruptive technologies. Software source code is now an essential heritage for humanity, and there is an urgent need to raise awareness among decision-makers and to recognize the contribution of all software creators to digital innovation.

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