The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research.
Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions:
Text & Model-Synchronized Document Engineering Platform
Open Proofs Methodology for the European Train Control Onboard System
Autonomic Services in M2M Networks
Global Energy Optimisation for Distributed heterogeneous Embedded Systems
Multimodal Interfaces for Disabled and Ageing Society
Collaborative Aggregated Multimedia for Digital Home