The Phoenix INRIA research group tries to transfer and validate the developed approaches through collaborations with industrial partners. The most recent collaborations are the following ones:
- HomeSIP - Study of a SIP-based middleware for home automation (France Telecom).
- SmartImmo - Development of a services platform for building automation (Orange Labs).
- CIFRE Fellowships with the Thales group.
INRIA develops many partnerships with industry and fosters technology transfer and company foundation in the field of ICST - some ninety companies have been founded with the support of INRIA-Transfert, a subsidiary of INRIA, specialized in guiding, evaluating, qualifying, and financing innovative high-tech IT start-up companies. INRIA is involved in standardization committees such as the IETF, ISO and the W3C of which INRIA was the European host from 1995 to 2002.
INRIA maintains important international relations and exchanges. In Europe, INRIA is a member of ERCIM which brings together research institutes from 19 European countries. INRIA is a partner in about 120 FP6 actions and 40 FP7 actions, mainly in the ICST field. INRIA also collaborates with numerous scientific and academic institutions abroad (joint laboratories such as LIAMA, associated research teams, training and internship programs).