Edito - February 2018

This month is full of opportunities for Inria@SiliconValley!

The results of the 2018 Inria call for joint research projects are in: we are happy to announce the selection of two new Inria-California associate teams and the renewal of three projects. This brings us to a total of 35 Inria@SiliconValley joint research projects supported since 2011!

Talking about the associate teams: we focus in this edition on the NUM4SEP joint project between the MONC Inria project-team in Bordeaux and the Dpt. of Mechanical Engineering of UC Santa Barbara on « Numerics for Spherical Electroporation ».

For the third consecutive year, Inria partners with the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States for the NETVA program (New Technology Venture Accelerator) with the aim to offer Inria spin-offs the opportunity to discover, or better understand, the inner-workings of the North American high-tech market.

Also this month, we would like to advertise the Thomas Jefferson Fund 2018 call for proposals. Created by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, the fund supports cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and fosters forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the pleasure to introduce Christine Morin, Inria's newly appointment Director of European and International Partnerships. Some of you might already know Christine: she was the Inria@SiliconValley program scientific coordinator from 2011 to 2013!

Valerie Issarny, program scientific coordinator, on behalf of the Inria@SiliconValley Team