Paris-Saclay, France

Nokia Bell Labs France is located in “Innovation City", in Nozay, close to Paris.

This large R&D site is open to its ecosystems and partners, and is situated on the Nokia Paris-Saclay campus. There are over 180 researchers working across disciplines partnering with industry and university labs, including the III-V Lab collaboration between Inria and LINCS.


Our labs cover research topics spanning,

  • III-V photonics devices
  • Optical transmission and signal processing
  • IP and optical networking
  •  End to end mobile network solutions
  • Software defined wireless networks
  • Networks algorithms and control
  • Cyber security, and
  • Analytics and mathematics of complex dynamic networks.

Nokia Bell Labs France hosts an innovation incubation team in charge of the maturation of research results, and Le Garage, a dedicated space for collaborative creative sessions to foster a startup spirit and enable entrepreneurship programs at Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia.


Our labs are active in multiple ICT development clusters, consortiums and groups: Systematic Paris-Région, Cap DigitalICT Frame ProgrammesHorizon 2020 and Eureka ITEA-CELTIC, and national cooperative research projects funded by ANR (French National Research Agency). As part of our open innovation strategy, we created joint research laboratories in France: the III-V lab on photonics components with Thales and CEA-LETI, a laboratory on future networks with Inria, and the LINCS (Laboratory for Information, Networking and Communication Sciences) with Inria, Institut Mines-Telecom, and University Pierre et Marie Curie. Our labs lead the French node of EIT Digital within the European Institute of Technology. Nokia Bell Labs France is also member of the IRT SystemX (Technology Research Institute) dedicated to digital engineering of future systems.


In May 2016, Nokia announced they would create 500 jobs in France in R&D of future technologies over the next three years, includeing 300 new graduate recruits. Our labs are searching for talent and can offer laboratory research jobs to PhDs in key areas such as mathematics and algorithms, mobile technologies, cloud, network and cyber security.