The Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI), founded in 1967, became one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of Science and Technology Studies in the 1980s

It is since 2015 one of the five laboratories attached to the Interdisciplinary Institute on Innovation (i3), a joint research unit of the CNRS (UMR 9217). The CSI’s current research develops this approach around four major themes: experimentation as a modality of collective action, the place of markets within society, knowledge policies, maintenance and sustainability.

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is the French state research organisation and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe.