Inria's key figures
The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics is a public science and technology institution placed under the supervision of the French ministries of research and industry. Below are a few key figures about the Institute.
Updated: March 2019 (2018 figures)
200 Inria project teams
4,300 scientific publications per year
440 active patents
112 software programmes registered with France's Software Protection Agency in 2017
More than 160 start-ups Inria since 1984
8 research centres located throughout France (Paris, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office in Rocquencourt, near Paris.
2,500 members from 105 different countries
1,350 PhD students
Total budget: €236M
Proportion self-financed: 26%
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Research at Inria means...
2,500 Inria staff
- 180 team-projects
- 1350 PhD students
- 54 ERC Grants
- 105 different countries
Key dates at a glance
- 1967: IRIA is founded.
- 1979: IRIA becomes Inria.
- 1980-1984: centres are created in Rennes, Sophia Antipolis and Nancy.
- 1985: Inria obtains Public Science and Technology Institution status.
- 1992: the Rhône-Alpes research unit is founded.
- 2008: the Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay research units are founded.
- 2011: Inria change of visual identity.
- 2012 : Inria Chile is founded.
- 2014 : Inria celebrates 30 years of entrepreneurship.
- 2017 : the Inria Fondation