Created in 1967 at Rocquencourt near to Paris, INRIA (The National Institute
for Research in Computer Science and Control) is a public scientific and
technological establishment (EPST) under the double supervision of the Research
Ministry and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.
INRIA aims to network skills and talents from the fields of information and
computer science and technology from the entire French research system. This
network allows scientific excellence to be used for technological progress, for
creating employment and wealth and for new uses in response to socio-economic
INRIA's decentralized organization (6 Research Units), its small autonomous
teams, and regular evaluation enable INRIA to develop its partnerships, with 95
research projects shared with universities, grandes Ecoles and research
organizations. It is also strengthening its involvement in the development of
research results and technology transfer: 400 R & D contracts with industry and
50 technology companies have been born of the Institute.