The SOFA Consortium aims at gathering partners willing to share the cost of development and maintenance required for the industrialization of the platform. The SOFA Consortium is administratively hosted by the Inria Foundation, a non-profit organization.


The established missions of the SOFA Consortium focus on:

  • the coordination of the developments

    managing the technical maintenance (e.g. bug fixes, unit and regression tests), the industrialization of the code and upholding the development and a contribution guidelines.

  • the animation of the open-source community

    supporting and training of SOFA users, fostering technical discussions, organizing events and steering committees.

  • the promotion of all activities around SOFA

    highlighting achievements, disseminating SOFA as a generic physics engine.

  • the growth of the SOFA ecosystem

The Consortium is thus a privileged contact point for any question or request.


The Consortium relies on two steering committees:

Executive Committee

This committee appraises the proper functioning and the management conducted by the SOFA Consortium. Regarding the financial status of the Consortium, the Executive Committee decides on evolutions of the membership contract. Considering the recommendations submitted by the Scientific & Technical Committee, this committee also defines the communication policy and the priority of the Consortium.

The Executive Committee includes:

  • one representative for each Strategic Partner
  • one representative of the Inria Foundation
  • one scientific representative
  • one representative of the Scientific & Technical Committee

Scientific & Technical Committee

This committee is in charge of the federation and coordination of development actions in the SOFA community. It defines the technical roadmap twice a year, validate the contribution rules, the GitHub reviewer team and discuss every technical point in SOFA. This committee submits recommendation to the Executive Committee.

The Scientific & Technical Committee includes:

  • one representative for each Strategic Partner
  • one representative for each Technical Member
  • one representative of the Inria Foundation



Hugo Talbot

  • Manages the steering committees
  • Develops the activity of the SOFA ecosystem
  • Manages the communication around SOFA
  • Supports the SOFA community


Guillaume Paran

  • Builds tech. solutions for the SOFA Consortium
  • Handles the SOFA events (SOFA days)
  • Animates the SOFA meetings
  • Supports the SOFA community

SOFA Consortium Members

Strategic Partners


Technical Members


Business Members

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