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), to stimulate R&D between cultural institutions and the digital science research world.

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

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

Objectives of the approach

The main objectives of this cooperation are to:

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

The process

It is possible to submit an R&D project throughout the year. The schedule is determined 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 Department
Digital Department for Cultural Policy Transformation and Data Administration