What is CRI?

The CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences, in order to face the world's sustainable development goals (SDGs).

CRI develops and hosts educational programs, from preschool to high school (Savanturiers - Ecole de la Recherche), and interdisciplinary Bachelor, Master, PhD as well as lifelong learning programs, of the Université de Paris.

At the heart of CRI are an INSERM-Université de Paris research Collaboratory Unit and an innovative maker and digital labs.

CRI co-organised the World Innovation Summit for Education in Paris (WISE@Paris) and hosted the first edition of the Learning Planet Assembly in partnership with AFD (Agence Française de Développement) and UNESCO. A wide range of partners accompanies CRI including Paris City Hall.

CRI was founded in 2006 by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner with the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation as an essential and key supporting partner.

  • 350 students each year, 1300 students since CRI's creation
  • +40 research fellows
  • +30 000 pupils involved in Savanturiers program since Savanturiers' creation in 2013
  • +100 talks by international scientific leaders
  • +100 000 subscriptions to CRI’s MOOCs since 2014
  • +50 nationalities
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Monday, September 7, 2020
8:30 AM
Semaine d'introduction L1

Rentrée à distance pour nos étudiants de première année. L1S1 - Semaine d'introduction - Compétences transversales - 40h

Création d'une communauté d'apprentissage et introduction à l'implication personnelle des étudiants.

-> Événement réservé à nos étudiants.

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Monday, September 21, 2020
9:00 AM
CIRP Workshop: Creating Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The Creating Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CIRP) workshop intends to assemble free spirited students and researchers from broad scientific backgrounds to conceive creative research projects. This workshop provides the primary basis for collegiality and communication through dialogue and brainstorming on open questions in interdisciplinary research project. It is a joint activity between 1st year FIRE PhD students and AIRE M2 students.

Aims of the workshop:

To be able to focus on an important scientific question and to define the means to approach it from different disciplines To be able to zoom out (have a broader view) and zoom in (be precise and define the key experiments) To think and express your ideas more clearly. To gain confidence in your ideas. To be able to discuss, reject or accept ideas. To learn to take constructive scientific criticisms. To learn how to write a research proposal. To discuss scientific questions thoroughly. To learn to interact with people from different backgrounds.
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Friday, September 25, 2020
5:00 PM
Falling Walls Lab - Paris

Falling Walls is he one-day scientific conference which showcases the research work of international scientists from a wide range of fields

Before the general conference various onsite events (Falling Walls Labs) happen all around the world.

This year, Falling Walls Lab is coming to Paris!

Pitch your innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. Join the growing Falling Walls community and win a trip to the global Finale in Berlin this November!

Join the growing Falling Walls community & win a trip to the global Finale in Berlin this November!

Deadline for applications: 7 September 2020 Apply here:

Falling Walls is open to students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, & academics of all disciplines

For any questions, contact us at

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:30 PM
Biotech Start-up Series : Accessing Pharma market data for Biotech R&D : creating value

The Biotech Start-up Series of conferences focuses on entrepreneurship in healthcare, allowing American & European entrepreneurs, researchers and experts to gather and explore trends in the biotechnology field.

BioLabs & Servier are back with the third installment in the Biotech Startup Series! This conference will focus on how biotechs can use Market Research to guide Product Development as they advance their pipeline.

So, you've achieved your Proof of Concept (congratulations!) and your Target Product Profile is taking shape, but how large is your accessible market? Can you actually meet medical need? Where is the data and expertise to guide you through the next stages of product development from the preclinical stage and how can you access it?

This conference will take a deep dive into understanding how large companies organize themselves to navigate the difficult preclinical process. We will also be discussing how entrepreneurs can better prepare to interact with “big pharma” and ​gain wider access to more data and resources. Come hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated this process and brought products to patients.

BioLabs, the leading operator of co-working laboratory spaces in the US, in collaboration with Servier, a global pharmaceutical company governed by a Foundation, is pleased to invite you to this free event happening in the hub of research and innovation in Paris, the CRI.

The conference will start at 18:30 and will be followed by a cocktail and networking session.

We look forward to meeting with you at the CRI amphitheater on October 1st.

Free event. Open to everyone, limited seating.

More information:

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