- University College Cork, Ireland, code and cryptography group (2009+)
- Imec, Belgium (2008+) on scenario-based fixed-point data format refinement to enable energy-scalable of Software Defined Radios (SDR)
- University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, CoDesign (2005+) on massively parallel embedded reconfigurable architectures and on dynamic reconfiguration optimisation in the mesh fabric
- Lund University, Sweden on constraints programming approach application in the reconfigurable data-paths synthesis flow
- University of Girona, Spain, Computer Vision and Robotic Group, Institute for Informatics and Applications on parallel architectures for vision algorithms applied to underwater robot
- University of Eindhoven, Netherlands on reconfigurable data-path synthesis
- University of Leiden, Netherlands on parallel architecture synthesis
- University of Massachusetts, USA, VLSI CAD Lab (2009+)
- University of Adelaide, Australia, CHiPTec (2009+)
- Laval University, Québec, Canada, LRTS laboratory (2003+) on architectures for MIMO systems, funded from FFQR and INRIA Associated Team ASTER
- Québec University, Trois-Rivières, Canada, LSSI laboratory (2002+), on architectures for digital filters and mobile communications
- Colorado State University, Fort-Collins, USA, in the context of the Equipe Associée INRIA LRS.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA on optimised application specific reconfigurable architectures design
- University of Queensland, Australia on reconfigurable architectures for scientific processing
- University of California, Riverside, USA on optimized image processing applications synthesis
- University of Douala, University of Yaoundé and University of Dschang in Cameroun on models and tools for parallelization, SARIMA GIS for the development of research laboratories in Mathematics and Computer Science in Africa
- ENIT, Tunisia on architectures for mobile communications
- INRIA project-teams: Aric (Arenaire), Socrate, Alf
- University of Montpellier, France, LIRMM laboratory, ARITH group (2009+)
- University of Perpignan, France, DALI group (2009+)
- CEA List, Embedded Computing Lab.
- CEA Leti
- ENS Cachan Antenne de Bretagne, SATIE Lab., SETE team
- University of Nice, LEAT Lab.
- University of South Brittany, Lab-Sticc (Lorient), University of West Brittany, Lab-Sticc (Brest), LIP6 (Paris), IETR (Rennes), Ireena (Nantes), Telecom Bretagne (Brest)
Members of CAIRN team have collaboration with large companies and SMEs.