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IRISA at the heart of the ICTS


IRISA (Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires), founded in 1975, is a joint research centre for Informatics, including Robotics and Image and Signal Processing. On these themes, Irisa is positioned as the premier research laboratory in Brittany with campuses in Rennes (35), Vannes (56), Lannion (22), and Brest (29).

750 people, 40 teams, 7 departments (Large Scale Systems/Networks, telecommunications and services/Language and Software Engineering/Digital signals and imaging, robotics/Media and communications/Data and knowledge management) explore the world of digital sciences to find applications in healthcare, ecology-environment, cyber-security, transportation, multimedia, and

With 8 trustees (CentraleSupélec, CNRSENS RennesInriaINSA RennesInstitut Mines-TélécomUniversity of Southern Brittany (UBS), University of Rennes 1), IRISA forms a research cluster of excellence in the domain of Digital Sciences, with scientific priorities that include bioinformatics, software and system security, new software architectures (from IoT to Manycores and Cloud computing), and virtual reality.



IRISA scientists

Our team of scientists, specialising in IT research and automation and signal processing, all come from internationally renowned higher education institutions in France and abroad.


IRISA teacher-researchers and researchers provide training at Université Rennes 1 (ISTICEnssatESIR, Tech Colleges), the Université de Bretagne Sud (UFR informatique, ENSISB, Tech Colleges), INSA Rennes (IT Department), Télécom Bretagne, and Supelec, amongst others.


IRISA is a research centre that plays an active role in the local economy Images & réseaux competition cluster, Biogenouest network, B-Com Institute of Technological Research, CominLabs Excellence laboratory), and is involved in a large number of projects funded by the ANR.
But IRISA is also expanding the scope of its scientific work to international dimensions, with a number or European contracts and scientific partnerships with numerous international laboratories.



Our technological experimentation facilities are used by research bodies in flagship fields such as bioinformatics, medical imaging, biomedical, and robotics.


The results of our research form the basis of many partnerships with stakeholders in industry: major partnerships are in place with major groups and SME, and IRISA has given birth to several start-ups.



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