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 Scientific masterclasses with high profile external speakers since CRI’s creation
  • +100 000 subscriptions to CRI’s MOOCs since 2014
  • +50 nationalities
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
12:00 AM
Candidature Licence Frontières du Vivant
Dates de candidature

Vous voulez candidater en Licence Frontières du Vivant:

L1 pour les étudiants français et européens

Via ParcourSup du 22 janvier au 2 avril 2020

L2 / L3, ou pour les candidats étrangers

Via le site web de la licence Frontières du Vivant:

L1 candidat étranger à partir du 22 janvier jusqu'au 23 mars 2020

L2/L3 candidat français/étranger à partir du 22 janvier jusqu'au 15 juin 2020

Dates des entretiens

L1 -> 29/30 avril 2020

L2/L3-> Entre le 4 et 10 juillet 2020

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Université numérique de l'éducation - cycle de webinaires

Afin d’accompagner les professionnels de l’éducation comme les parents, Savanturiers – École de la Recherche organise une Université numérique de l’éducation accessible à tous les acteurs du système éducatif : enseignants, cadres, parents, associatifs, étudiants, chercheurs, élève, etc.

RV tous les mercredis jusqu'à la fin de l'année scolaire pour une rencontre avec un chercheur ou un praticien. Nous aborderons en profondeur un thème central à la fois en temps de crise comme pour guider l’éducation en temps ordinaire.

Plus d'informations :

Webinaire en ligne :

sur la chaîne Youtube Savanturiers sur la page Facebook Savanturiers WEBINAIRE I : L'ÉCOLE A LA MAISON MERCREDI 27 MAI À 19H AVEC FILIPPO PIRONE

Filippo Pirone, maître de conférence à l'Université de Bordeaux, présente l'enquête menée sur l'École à la maison vue par les parents et en quoi elle nous éclaire sur le fonctionnement de notre système éducatif en temps ordinaire.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:00 PM
IT seminar – Interplay between antipsychotics and lipids during synaptic transmission in schizophrenia
Speaker: Hugo Fumat Abstract:

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder involving, amongst others, a dysfunction of dopamine brain signaling. Dopamine is transported between neurons by synaptic vesicles that fuse with the plasma membrane and then, activates its specific receptors. This mechanism is highly regulated by the lipid composition of synaptic membranes that has been recently found abnormal in the red blood cells of schizophrenia patients. Furthermore, the treatment of schizophrenia requires the use of drugs called antipsychotics that have the ability to intercalate into lipid bilayers of synapses, in addition to bind dopamine receptors, possibly modifying their biophysical properties. My project aims at understand at different biological levels how antipsychotics interact with lipid bilayers that may induce a therapeutic effect, i.e a reduction of schizophrenia symptoms.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:30 PM
IT seminar – High-speed imaging and manipulation of circuits initiating locomotion in vertebrates
Speaker: Mathilde Lapoix Abstract:

Locomotion is a basic behavior shared by all animals, by which they explore their environment and avoid threats in order to find optimal conditions to survive. Animals can locomote in very different modalities as flying, swimming, walking and running. Amazingly, the way the brain produces these different modalities of locomotion is incredibly conserved across the different vertebrates. Can we take advantage of this to better understand the neural circuits underlying locomotion in vertebrates, by studying simpler, more accessible vertebrate model? What can be learned by a model as the small and transparent zebrafish, and how is it technically possible to read into the intact zebrafish brain?

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 PM
IT seminar – Foraminifera as archives of actual (Modern) and past (Paleogene) climatic change: processus, calibration and application of an ecological and geochemical coupled approach
Speaker: Béatrice Below Abstract:

The Paleogene period is marked by a global cooling trend, punctuated by brief events of extreme warming, analoguous to what observed today. Carbonate skeleton of foraminifera provide an opportunity to reconstruct changes in seawater environmental parameters over time and evaluate the validity of climate change scenarios.

However, most geochemical proxies are affected by environmental parameters. Recently, works on porosity have shown its relationship with temperature. But so far, it has not been properly calibrated. Increasing the accuracy of these reconstructions and understanding the biological response to actual and past global change remain among the most urgent challenges today.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
5:00 PM
Online Network seminar: Ten Dimensions of Social Relationships

We are happy to welcome to Online Network Seminar, which will be given by Luca Maria Aiello, senior scientist from Social Dynamics group of Cambridge, Bell labs.

Event is online, please register (see above).

Title: Ten Dimensions of Social Relationships

Abstract: Social relationships are the key determinant of crucial societal outcomes, including diffusion of innovation, productivity, happiness, and life expectancy. To better attain such outcomes at scale, it is therefore paramount to have technologies that can effectively capture the type of social relationships from digital data. NLP researchers have tried to do so from conversational text but mostly focusing on sentiment or topic mining, techniques that fall short on either conciseness or exhaustiveness. We propose a theoretical model of 10 dimensions of social relationships that is backed by decades of research in social sciences and that captures most of common relationship types. We trained a deep-learning model to classify text along these ten dimensions, and we reached performance up to 0.98 AUC. By applying this tool on large-scale conversational data, we show that the combination of the predicted dimensions suggests both the types of relationships people entertain and the types of real-world communities they shape. As a use case, we show how this technology can be used in the domain of employer care by predicting Nokia employee satisfaction from online review text.

Bio: Luca Maria Aiello is a Senior Research Scientist in the Social Dynamics team at Nokia Bell Labs Cambridge, UK. Formerly, he has been a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs for almost 5 years and a research Fellow of the ISI Foundation in Torino, Italy. He conducts interdisciplinary research in computational social science and network science. His work has been covered by hundreds of news articles published by news outlets worldwide including Wired, WSJ, and BBC. He is currently working on NLP research to model fundamental aspects of human relationships from conversational text.

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Friday, June 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Euthanasie, suicide assisté et loi Leonetti: l’évidence scientifique par Gian Domenico Borasio

intervenant : Gian Domenico Borasio, professeur de soins palliatifs, Lausanne

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Monday, July 6, 2020
9:00 AM
Université d'été de l'éducation par la recherche #2

Savanturiers - École de la recherche organise la deuxième édition de son Université d’été de l’Éducation par la recherche. Plus d’informations à venir

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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 #2: Oncology Markets, implications for Product Development and Deal-Making

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.

The second event will focus on Oncology and Markets. Research advances have given us many new options to fight cancer, and there are many new products in development. When should market considerations guide development? Is market access an issue that entrepreneurs need to think about? What data is available to guide the early development of oncology products?

How do large companies organize themselves to navigate this difficult process? How can entrepreneurs prepare to better interact with “big pharma” who have more data and resources? Come hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully 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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