About us

The IDEFICS project, co-financed by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and the European FEDER fund, consists of creating a digital transition assistance service for manufacturers, in particular to meet current challenges such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

Our mission

Guide companies and organizations in their digital transition

To achieve this, IDEFICS is involved in several steps:
Providing material resources adapted to the needs of this digital transition
Transmitting knowledge and creating a pool of skills
Fostering applied research by building bridges between academic scientific innovation and companies
Encouraging the creation of Startups

Technical means

A computing and storage platform, and its technical team.

The IDEFICS project aims to strengthen the MUST digital platform and open it up more widely to businesses. MUST is a digital platform shared between the CNRS and the Université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB).
For more than 13 years, it has been dedicated to scientific computing in the fields of particle physics, astrophysics, theoretical physics, material sciences, earth sciences, computer science, artificial intelligence…
Managed by a team of IT experts, it has a 170m² room containing more than 5500 dedicated processors and 3.5 petabytes of storage. Finally, MUST proposes to support companies through the IDEFICS project.

Scientific means

The expertise of USMB laboratories

Throughout the project, you will benefit from personalized support, with the support of the LAPP and LISTIC laboratories.

IDEFICS’s team of Big Data experts is at your disposal to:

  • understand your needs
  • offer you the most appropriate solutions and resources
  • accompany you to make the best use of the resources at your disposal
  • direct you towards innovative and adapted solutions

A dedicated research engineer is here to advise and guide you towards the best proposal for your needs.


Contact us to know how the IDEFICS team can help you to optimize your use of Big Data and AI.

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