The INRIA Saclay –Île-de-France research centre comprises 360 staff and 29 research teams that are all in partnerships (CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, École polytechnique, École normale supérieure de Cachan, École centrale de Paris).
Research and innovation is also booming thanks to privileged relations with the CEA (Neurospin), in the joint INRIA/Microsoft Research centre and in the Systematic Paris-Région competitiveness cluster in which INRIA research teams are heavily involved. INRIA Saclay is aiming to become a key player in establishing the Saclay plateau as a global scientific cluster.
Ecole Centrale Paris is among the most selective engineering schools in France (Grandes-Ecoles). It was founded in 1829, was the first major engineering school to train engineers in the early days of industry and today is consistently ranked among the top three French schools of engineering.
GALEN is a joint research team between Ecole Centrale Paris and INRIA-Saclay Ile-de France, hosted at INRIA. GALEN consists of approximately 20 members, including five faculty
INRIA has a major contribution in WP4.