Working at the crossroads of computer sciences and mathematics, over the last 40 years Inria’s researchers have been developing the scientific foundations for a new field of learning: computational sciences.
When associated with other scientific disciplines, computational sciences can be used to offer new concepts, languages, methods and teaching aids which open up new avenues for exploration and understanding of complex phenomena. Working in project-teams, Inria researchers mix fundamental and applied research in an innovative blend to produce their results.
Because Inria aims to guarantee a maximum impact from its R&D results, the institute contributes to innovation within France by transferring its technologies and skills to industry. Inria has a range of schemes to promote technology transfer, including a programme specifically aimed at SMEs, strategic partnerships with R&D departments of major industrial groups, and support for business start-ups. A team of professionals is on hand to support researchers and entrepreneurs in the development of their value-added projects.
Research at Inria means...
3,429 scientists, including: 1,375 researchers and research-lecturers; 1,273 PhD students; 262 post-doctoral researchers; 519 contract workers; 171 research project-teams; 4,850 scientific publications; 271 active patents; 111 software applications