Inria is is the only French public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences.
Working at the crossroads of computer sciences and mathematics, Inria’s 3,500 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.
The researchers at Inria published over 4,400 articles in 2011. They are behind over 255 active patents and 107 start-ups. In 2011, Inria’s budget came to 265 million euros, 25% of which represented its own resources.