Lab-STICC: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LABORATORY IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
As far back as 2004, the observation was made that Bretagne Océane possessed major strengths in academic research in the area of information and communications science, through many laboratories linked to universities and engineering schools. However those strengths were very dispersed. What is more, the trend toward transversal and consequently multidisciplinary research was already more and more present, requiring skills and methods that average-sized laboratories could not afford.
The first stage of restructuring was reinforced by the decision of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and governing bodies to regroup several of their laboratories (LEST, TAMCIC, LESTER). Discussions between the CNRS, the governing bodies and the supervisors of these laboratories resulted in the creation of Lab-STICC in January 2008. This laboratory was created with the goal of building a major research hub focussing on its unifying project:
"From sensors to knowledge: communication and decision-making"
Suipervisor : Gilles Coppin, lecturer at IMT Atlantique
Lab-STICC, CNRS UMR 6285, is the laboratory in Bretagne Océane researching "from sensors to knowledge". A major internationally recognised hub for research in communications systems, it regroups more than 500 people, including 220 researchers and teachers from CNRS, ENIB, ENSTA Bretagne, IMT Atlantique, UBO and UBS. The laboratory generates an annual turnover of 6M €, including 1.5M € private contracts and significant scientific output: 550 magazines, 1500 conferences and 50 patents over the past four years.
Lab-STICC is organised around three research hubs:
- The MOM Hub: Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Materials;
- The CACS Hub: Communications, Architecture and Circuits;
- The CID Hub: Knowledge, Information, Decision-making.
Activities are mainly developed in the framework of transversal programmes, "Information and Communications Science and the Ocean", "Personal Assistance", "Cyber Security", "Drones" and "Neural Coding".