The Culture-Inria convention is a funding mechanism for research and development (R&D) in digital sciences applied to culture, proposed to the institutional ecosystem of the Ministry of Culture.

Presentation of the device

What is the Culture-Inria convention?

The Ministry of Culture has entered into a partnership with theInstitut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria), in order to stimulate R&D between cultural institutions and the world of research in digital sciences.

With a staff of some 2,000 researchers divided into 170 teams, Inria is the only public institution entirely devoted to digital sciences, covering the whole field: algorithms, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, semantic web, etc.

This partnership takes the form of a framework agreement which makes it possible to accelerate and simplify the setting up of R&D projects between the Ministry and its network of institutions under supervision on the one hand, and the Research Institute on the other.

Objectives of the approach

The main objectives of this cooperation are:

  • form an interface between the world of cultural actors and that of researchers in the digital sciences and thus foster interdisciplinarity
  • help cultural actors to take ownership of the culture of innovation and facilitate the removal of technological barriers in all areas of digital technology
  • promote the technology transfer of Inria’s research teams to cultural actors and pool national R&D efforts, know-how and resources

The approach

He is possible to submit an R&D project throughout the year. The schedule is established on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature of the project. 

As examples, here are some technological areas addressed in the framework of this device: Semantic Web (ontologies, alignment and reconciliation of data...), 3D (digitization, modeling...), Virtual/augmented/mixed reality, machine learning and deep learning, etc.

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A question?

If you have any questions about the Culture-Inria Convention, please contact:

Digital Service
Digital Department for Cultural Policy Transformation and Data Administration