The Inria Nancy-Grand Est Research Centre was established in 1986. Its growth has been part of the development of the Lorraine site with the University of Lorraine. It also has a branch in Strasbourg, which is developing alongside the University of Strasbourg.


The centre has 22 project teams, divided between Nancy, Strasbourg and Saarbrücken. Its activities occupy over 400 people, scientists and research and innovation support staff, including 45 different nationalities.


By taking risks, by pushing back the boundaries of knowledge, by being involved in cutting-edge projects at the interface of different sciences and technologies, with our academic, industrial and political partners we are helping to shape the development of digital technologies in the region and enhancing France's international reputation in the field.

Bruno Lévy, directeur du centre Inria Nancy - Grand Est

B. Levy

Bruno Lévy

Director of the Nancy - Grand Est research centre

Positioning & Strategic issues

Scientific priority areas:

  • Algorithmic intelligence;

  • Software-hardware interaction;

Strategic lines of development

  • Active participation in the dynamics of the site led by the University of Lorraine, with the aim of securing the long-term future of the LUE I-Site (Lorraine Université d'Excellence);
  • Development of cross-border cooperation with Germany, in particular on AI and cybersecurity;

In addition, the Centre will be supporting the development of the Inria branch on the Strasbourg site, with the following strategic objectives:

  • Participation in the dynamics of the site run by the University of Strasbourg, on the basis of the framework agreement signed in 2019, with priority going to the contribution of digital technology to personalised medicine;
  • Setting up of a strategic partnership with the Strasbourg IHU (university hospital institute) which will enable any Inria project team to get involved in areas of interest to the IHU;
  •  Setting up of an Inria satellite office at the Strasbourg site to prioritise personalised medicine.

Ecosystem & Partners

The centre is a founder member of the LUE I-site (Lorraine Université d'Excellence). The centre's project teams are operated jointly with the following academic partners.

The centre also has numerous partnerships, with:

  • Public research actors: CNRS ;
  • Innovation ecosystem: Grand E-Nov, French Tech East, Incubateur Lorrain, SATT Sayens, SATT Conectus ;
  • Local authorities: région Grand-Est ;
  • Major groups:
    • Startups :, Alerion, Harmonic Pharma, Sailendra, RTaW –, Scalable Graphics, Tecnomade, Diatelic, Enginest
    • PME-ETI : Pharmagest/Diatélic, Com-Medic, Studio MAIA, Groupe Open, SBS Interactive, Vize, Netlooks, TVPaint, Numerix Technologies, Invoxia
    • Grands groupes : Orange, Thales, Safran, PSA, Docaposte, Honda, Samsung, Facebook
  • International academic partners:  DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) in Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern, CISPA (Helmholtz centre for information security) in Saarbrücken, Max-Planck institute for informatics in Saarbrücken

Practicals informations

Centre Inria Nancy


615, rue du Jardin Botanique 54600 Villers-lès-Nancy


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