Xerox Research Centre Europe
6 chemin de Maupertuis (map location)
The following text is taken from Xerox Fact Book 2004-2005:
Founded in 1993, the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is located just outside Grenoble, often dubbed the Silicon Valley of Europe. XRCE guides Xerox research activities in Europe. The center coordinates research, engineering and the TeXnology Showroom, a customer showcase for Xerox research and a technology exchange forum.
The center also develops connections within the wider European scientific community through collaborative projects and partnerships. XRCE creates innovative document technologies for the Xerox office and global solutions and services businesses. The group focuses on services that help people access and share documents and knowledge, regardless of device, format, platform or language, from the desktop or at a distance. R&D competencies lie in content analysis (natural language), machine learning, document structures, image processing and work practices. XRCE research programs combine results from several research threads to transfer technology applications to the Xerox business groups; current programs include office applications, work practice services, and knowledge and content.
Source: Xerox Fact Book 2004-2005
In 2017, Xerox Research Centre Europe was sold to NAVER, a Korea’s leading Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “NAVER,” and other innovative services in the global market such as the mobile messenger LINE, video messenger SNOW and community app BAND.