The Labex DigiCosme is organizing the ISN competition each year in partnership with the Rectorat de Versailles. It is open to all high schools of the Académie de Versailles, which offer the ISN option. This event is an opportunity to create links between secondary and higher education. In addition, educational material (robots, tablets, arduino) given to the winning high schools strengthen computer teaching in secondary schools.

Every year, during the awards ceremony, sponsors share their feedback.


9th Edition – 2021


8th Edition – 2020

Due to sanitary conditions, the 2020 edition was unfortunately canceled.


7th Edition – 2019

  • Submitted projects: 35
  • Participating schools: 19
  • Award ceremony: October 05, 2019 on the Paris Sud University campus – building 338 – 91400 Orsay
  • Winners 2019

6th Edition – 2018

  • Topic : Creation and innovation
  • Sponsors :
    • Olivier Debeugny : Founder and Chairman of Lingua Custodia since 2012, a company that applies Machine Learning to financial translations,
    • Alice Guilabert : Student in 3rd year at Télécom SudParis, option Video Games and Digital Interactions and Collaborations,
    • Sudents in Bio-Informatique – Mélissa SaichiThomas BersezTina Issa – Télécom SudParis.
  • Number of projects : 45
  • Participating schools : 19
  • Winners 2018
  • Award Ceremony : October, 6 2018 at Centre Étoile Télécom Sud-Paris

5th Edition – 2017

  • Topic : Women of Science
  • Sponsors :
    • Marie-Claude Gaudel, Director of the association”Femmes & Sciences” and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Paris-Sud. She received the silver medal from the CNRS in 1996,
    • Aroua Biri, Doctor in cybersecurity at the Institut Mines-Télécom and reservist at the French Ministry of Education, she is an expert in cybersecurity and big data. She is currently working as Director of Cybersecurity Consulting for CGI’s Financial Services entity.
    • Nacira Salvan, Doctor in computer science, she is involved in all strategic and organizational aspects of cybersecurity. She created the Women’s Circle of Cybersecurity to promote and advance women’s presence and leadership in this field.
  • Number of projects : 40
  • Participating schools: 19
  • Winners 2017
  • Award Ceremony : October 2017 at l’Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines

4th Edition- 2016

  • Topic : Personalities of the Digital World
  • Sponsors :
    • Serge Abiteboul, Member of the Academy of Sciences since 2008, Inria,
    • Rodolphe Gélin , Director of Research & Development SoftBank Robotics,
    • Jean-Louis Pierrel, IBM University Relations
  • Number of projects : 22
  • Participating schools : 13
  • Winners 2016
  • Award Ceremony October, 8 2016 à l’Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines

3rd Edition – 2015


2nd Edition – 2014 – Fêtes de la Science

  • Sponsor : Brigitte ROZOY, Professor émérite Université Paris-Sud
  • Number of projects : 7
  • Participating schools : 4
  • Winners 2014
  • Remise des prix October, 11 2014 à la Bibliothèque de l’Université Paris-Sud

1st Edition – 2013 – Fêtes de la Science

  • Sponsor: Gilles DOWEK, Researcher at Inria and Professor at ENS Paris-Saclay
  • Number of projects : 12
  • Participating schools : 12
  • Winners 2013
  • Award ceremony October, 12 2013 at Bibliothèque de l’Université Paris-Sud