Grenoble Institute of Technology has long worked to promote the profitable use of research. Since its establishment, the institute has had a long tradition of industrial partnerships. Cooperation takes various forms from one-off contract work to long-term joint research agreements. Some joint ventures have even turned into long-term "framework agreements» or even joint research-industry bodies, such as economic interest groups and shared laboratories.
Grenoble Institute of Technology has launched a "one stop business promotion shop" (Guichet Unique de Valorisation or GUV), to draw together all parties involved in technology transfer. Its aim is to increase the Grenoble INP's efficiency and profile in terms of business-related research applications.