Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique

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Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique ( INRIA ; German  National Research Institute for Computer Science and Automation ) is a French government research institution with a technological and scientific character. It is under the joint responsibility of the national Ministry of Education, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Economy and Finance . Its headquarters are in Le Chesnay in the Yvelines department .

The institute was founded in 1967 as IRIA (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique) and was called INRIA from 1980. It works closely on an international level with the World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C ), whose European seat it was from April 1995 to 2003.


INRIA is represented at various locations:

Areas of activity

Areas of responsibility

  • Basic and applied research tasks, in particular the integration of the area of ​​information and communication (I&C), which has gained in importance within the science and technology area
  • Realization of test systems
  • Organization of international exchange
  • Securing the transfer and dissemination of knowledge and knowledge
  • Contribution to the upgrading of research results
  • Participation in cooperation programs for development, especially through education
  • Preparation of scientific reports
  • Contribution to standardization


Individual evidence

  1. European Commission: [ARCHIVE Poppy, the open source robot from the 3D printer - incentive for innovation in the classroom] ( English ) In: European Union . October 28, 2014. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. Retrieved on April 17, 2015.

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