In order to promote and further expand scientific cooperation with the Berlin-Potsdam region, Inria entered into an official partnership with the ECDF in autumn 2023.

Inria and the ECDF have already been cooperating for several years, and Emmanuel Baccelli has been Professor for "Open and Secure IoT Ecosystem" at Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Inria and ECDF since September 2019.  Emmanuel Baccelli and several other Inria researchers are very well established in Berlin and are involved in various research areas at different academic institutions in the city. The activity of Inria Berlin spans research domains including, but not limited to, the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, digital humanities, applied mathematics and open science infrastructure. "With the official partnership, Inria Berlin aims to further intensify scientific exchange and initiate new joint research projects in the wider field of digitalization research in the Berlin-Potsdam area. We see a long-term partnership between the two institutions as a great asset for both regions," explains Inria and ECDF Professor Emmanuel Baccelli. 

The official kick-off of the partnership (June 5th 2024)  is the occasion for a scientific workshop spanning a variety of research domains. In addition to Emmanuel Baccelli, ECDF scientists Tabea Flügge, Felix Blazer and Leonid Goubergrits will participate alongside researchers from Uni. Potsdam, ZIB, DFKI, Marc Bloch Zentrum, HU, TU, FU and Charité as well as researchers from Inria including Laurent RomaryChristophe Biernacki and Stephan Grumbach.

About Inria

Inria is the French national research institute for digital science and technology. It is all about cutting-edge research, technological innovation and entrepreneurial risk. In 220 project teams, most of which are shared with major research universities, more than 3900 researchers and engineers are breaking new ground, often in an interdisciplinary way and in collaboration with industrial partners, to tackle demanding challenges. As a technology institute, Inria supports the diversity of innovation paths: from the publication of open source software to the founding of technology start-ups (deeptech).