Collaborative Research

© Inria / Photo A.Eidelman

© Inria / Photo A.Eidelman

Through joint research programs, we

want to reinforce and structure existing collaborations with research teams in California and develop new ones 

“Inria has strong connections with American laboratories because of their involvement, similar to Inria, in research and innovation. We are already involved in a large number of collaborations, but paradoxically they are still spread out. Our aim is therefore both to strengthen collaborations and to give them cohesion through joint research programs. In partnership with UC Berkeley and Stanford University, we launched Inria@SiliconValley in 2011. Since its creation, Inria@SiliconValley has been expanding its research collaborations from the Bay area to California at large, and further developing partnerships and Joint projects spanning Research and Innovation.”

Hélène Kirchner, Former Director of International Relations (2015)

Associate Teams (joint research projects)

Joint research activities in the framework of the “Associate Team Program” An Associate Team has a lifespan of three to six years, with a contribution from Inria to finance exchanges of researchers and students between the partners. The research work plan and the scientific achievements of each Associate Team are regularly reviewed by the European and International …

Collaborative Grants

Beyond the Inria grants supporting research collaborations and researcher mobility, collaborations between Inria and California researchers have been supported by a number of prestigious grants fostering France-US collaborations. France Berkeley Fund   m3: Marvelous Micro-Notes: Kris Pister, Department of Electrical Engineering  and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, and Thomas Watteyne,  EVA Inria Research Team, Inria Paris. …

Initiative on Smart Cities & Mobility [2013-18]

The smart city vision raises the prospect that cities will become more sustainable environments, ultimately enhancing the citizens’ well being. There is the additional promise of enabling radically new ways of living in, regulating, operating and managing cities, through the increasing active involvement of citizens by ways of crowdsourcing/sensing and social networking. From the more …


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