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Laurence Hermant - 31/01/2011

2011: Inria launches prizes rewarding major players in research and innovation

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In order to recognise and reward exceptional scientific advances and major contributions to technology transfer or innovation in computer science and mathematics, Inria has created three prizes, to be awarded for the first time in spring 2011: the Inria Grand Prize, the Inria Young Researcher prize and the Inria Innovation prize.

Inria Grand Prize

Worth €25,000, the Inria Grand Prize will reward a scientist, a group of scientists or a research team of any nationality, operating at a French site, for their exceptional contribution to the field of computer science and mathematics.

Inria Young Researcher prize

Worth €20,000, the Inria Young Researcher prize will recognise a scientist under the age of 40 of any nationality, operating at a French site, for their major contribution to the field of computer science and mathematics, whether through their research work, or their work on technology transfer or innovation.

Inria Innovation prize

Worth €20,000, the Inria Innovation prize will recognise a scientist, a group of scientists or a research team of any nationality, operating at a French site, for their particularly active contribution to the domain of technology transfer and innovation within the field of computer science and mathematics. This prize will be awarded in particular to projects in the process of consolidating an industrial partnership.

These prizes will recognise individuals or teams who, through their results, their scope, their vision, their work and their commitment, have made their mark on the development of computer science and mathematics within our society.

Inria will also reward its engineering, technical and administrative staff, whose technical expertise and initiatives have contributed to developing research and innovation within its domains.

Is there a computer-science or mathematics researcher or team that you wish to see rewarded? If so, let us know!

If their career or their achievements make them potentially eligible  for the Inria Grand Prize, the Inria Young Researcher prize or the Inria Innovation prize, please provide the following before midday, Monday February 21, 2011:

  • a main proposal letter , signed by at least one person conducting their research within an Inria project team
  • accompanied by at least two letters of support , signed by individuals of any nationality and who may or may not be affiliated to Inria,

Please send the above documents by e-mail, to Inria's Executive Officer for Research and Technology Transfer for Innovation, Mr. Claude Kirchner.
Proposal letters will be examined by the Inria executive committee together with the institute’s deputy scientific directors.

Awards ceremony: June 2011

Keywords: Engineering Technical and administrative staff Science awareness Innovation Researcher Prizes

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