• Aeronautics - Aerospace - Defence
  • Complex systems and software engineering
  • Digital
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Mobility and transport
  • Quality of life - Health - Food
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

INRIA Saclay Ile-de-France

Research unit


INRIA Saclay-Ile de France is a research institute focused on computing science. It is a major actor in most the PIA plans (LabEx, EquipEx, IRT), has collaborated with many other entities in Saclay, and is particularily active in the following fields: data and knowledge safety, security and reliability modelling, simulation and optimisation (mainly as far as energy is concerned). The researchers and engineers have access to high-end equipment (image wall, high performance calculation cluster, sensor arrays), which allows INRIA Saclay to have strong partnerships with industrial entities, both in France and abroad.


  • Mr Jean-Yves BERTHOU

Innovation themes

Map and access

1, rue Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves

Our research areas


Applied Maths, simulation:
- numerical simulations
- optimisation, learning and statisticale methods
- optimisation and control of dynamic systems

Algorithmics, programming, software and architecture: - proof and checking
- safety and confidentiality
- algorithmics, formal calculus and cryptology

Networks, services and systems, distributed calculus:
- networks and telecommunication

Perception, Cognition, Interaction:
- interaction and visualisation
- representation of data and knowledge

Health, biology:
- control and modelling
- computational biology
- neuroscience and computational medicine

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 500
Number of researchers : 203
Number of doctoral students : 148

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- Wilder : wall display for complex data representation
- Neurospin : neuroimagery data gathering platform (via high field MRI)


Our results

Valuation offer

- patent with Renault Energy for consumption in electric vehicles
- determination of maximum range for a vehicle using several energy types

Softwares: http://www.inria.fr/centre/saclay/innovation/actifs-technologiques-start-ups/logiciels

Projects examples

- LiveGrid project : aims to make the Paris Saclay campus the basis for construction of an economic nexus in smart grids (estimated budget of 31 M? over 5 years). INRIA Saclay contributes to this project thanks to their knowledge in energy grids and their interactions with renewable energy, cyber-security and telecommunications.

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

Most of the researchers are working from another lab: Université Paris-Sud, École polytechnique, ENSTA, CentraleSupelec, ENS Cachan and CEA Saclay.

Private collaborations


Establishments of affiliation