The CNRS is a public-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of the French Ministry of Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through its ten scientific institutes. CNRS research units are located through France & others countries, and employ a large body of tenured researchers, engineers & support staff. CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines in particular with universities and aims at opening new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs.
In the framework of this project, two CNRS associated laboratories are involved: IPAL (International Joint Research Unit involving CNRS, Institut Mines-Telecom, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Institute for Infocomm Research, National University of Singapore, and University Joseph Fourier) and LIRMM (Joint Research Unit involving CNRS and University of Montpellier)
IPAL (web) is a French-Singaporean joint research laboratory, based in Singapore and formed in 1998. In 2007, IPAL became a UMI CNRS lab, the highest scientific ranking among CNRS labs overseas. IPAL partners have renewed their agreement for 4 years with a focus on Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health, in line with the Smart Nation initiative launched in Singapore. IPAL research focuses on better understanding usages and challenges of the ageing population and inferring new technology services to enhance their quality of life.
LIRMM (web) is a joint research unit based in Montpellier, France. Its research activities fully position the LIRMM in the heart of science and information technology, communication and systems. LIRMM research activities are conducted in three scientific research departments: Informatics, Microelectronics and Robotics. Research at LIRMM usually found finalization in application areas as diverse as biology, chemistry, telecommunications, health, environment, etc. and in the domains of laboratory: computers, electronics and automatic.