Academic partnerships

Inria and the University of Bordeaux strengthen their partnership by announcing the creation of the Inria Centre at the University of Bordeaux

Changed on 06/12/2023

On July 20, 2021, the President of the University of Bordeaux and Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO of Inria, will sign a strategic partnership framework agreement setting out a series of joint actions to form a leading site for digital science and technology, for the benefit of research, higher education and innovation.

Bruno Sportisse et Manuel Tunon de Lara signent la convention de partenariat
© Inria Bordeaux

Université de Bordeaux and Inria enter a new phase

The Université de Bordeaux and the Bordeaux-based Inria research center have been collaborating for many years in research and innovation, notably through their joint project teams. The signing of this agreement opens a new chapter in the collaboration and possible synergies between the University of Bordeaux and Inria, convinced of the complementary nature of their models.

The Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research center is changing its name to "Centre Inria de l'université́ de Bordeaux" for the first phase of this project. In addition, Inria continues to support the dynamics of the Université de Pau Pays d'Adour through its antenna on the Pau site.

Two shared motivations

The University of Bordeaux and Inria are thus committed to a number of shared undertakings:

  • Acting together for digital, with a view to contributing, through their missions of producing and disseminating knowledge, to national and European objectives of competitivenesś, sovereigntý and digital attractivenesś ;
  • Acting together through digital, with a view to greater mobilization of the digital lever to the benefit of science and its sharing, innovation, training and socio-environmental transitions.

5 key priorities

The agreement signed provides the institutions with a joint operational roadmap addressing five key priorities:

  1. Support the structuring and vitality of research in digital sciences and technologies at the University of Bordeaux;
  2. Encourage the development of a training offer that meets the challenges of digital technology;
  3. Develop a common culture of digital sciences and technologies and their specificities;
  4. Affirm the "digital" identity of the Campus;
  5. Deploy a joint international strategy.

Each priority is the subject of a detailed action plan to support the initial aim of this framework agreement, which is to create a leading site for digital sciences and technologies, for the benefit of research, higher education and innovation.