The Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest Inria Research Centre was established in 2008. Its growth has been part of the development of the Talence site with the University of Bordeaux. It also has a branch in Pau, which is supporting the development of the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour.

2019 Key figures


Research Team




Startups created since 1999


The centre had 20 project teams, 18 of which were based in Talence and two in Pau. Its activities occupy over 300 people, scientists and research and innovation support staff, including 31 different nationalities.

    Nicolas Roussel

    Nicolas Roussel

    Director of the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre

    Positioning & Strategic issues

    Scientific priority areas:

    • Convergence of high performance computing and Big Data;
    • Machine learning, developed in conjunction with neuroscience and cognitive science;
    • Digital health, and more specifically the contribution of digital technology to personalised medicine.

    Strategic lines of development 

    • Become a major player in innovation in digital technology, with the aim of boosting the economic development of the region;
    • Create a regional impact across Nouvelle-Aquitaine, planned to tie in with the priorities of the regional authorities and actors in higher education, research and innovation, in particular on the theme of artificial intelligence;
    • The contribution of digital technology to sustainable development and eco-responsibility.

    Ecosystem & Partners

    Academic partners

    Université de Bordeaux, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, CNRS, Bordeaux INP, ENSTA ParisTech, Inserm, INRA

    Socio-economic partners

    Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, CHU de Bordeaux, Institut Bergonié, Vaccine Research Institute Pôles Aerospace Valley et Alpha-RLH Digital Aquitaine, Aquitaine Robotics, EdTech, GIS Albatros CATIE, Aquitaine Science Transfert, Bordeaux Unitec, Bordeaux Technowest French Tech Bordeaux Cap Sciences CEA CESTA, Total, Airbus, EDF, Ubisoft, Immersion, Ertus Group, Interaction Healthcare, Valeol, I2S, AIO...


    Startups auxquelles Inria Bordeaux a contribué via des personnes, des technologies ou de l’accompagnement : Siderion Technologies, Rhoban Systems, IQSpot, Matchable, Pollen Robotics, RealityTech, Ullo, (Nenuphar), UT4H, Nurea, Atoptima, TouchSensity

    Practicals informations

    Centre Inria Bordeaux

    Centre de Recherche Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest  

    • 200 avenue de la Vieille Tour
    • 33405 Talence cedex
    • Tél. : +33 (0)5 24 57 40 00
    • E-Mail