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Grenoble ecosystem, a dynamics of the innovation

Gérard Matheron, director of the STMicroelectronics site and former president of the Grenoble INP Board
"Grenoble has a great number of assets such as its dynamic manufacturing companies, internationally recognised research laboratories and renowned higher education training and as such represents the ideal breeding ground on which "the Grenoble ecosystem" has blossomed over the last few decades, centred on the three-fold research-university-industry focus."


Grenoble Alpes University

Our aim
The chief education officer of Grenoble, the 6 presidents of the higher education institutions, the president of the university of Grenoble and the Director of the CROUS all met at a press conference on 21 October 2013 and jointly presented a few salient features of the site's policy in terms of training, student life, international reputation and research.

Grenoble - "iCapitale"

The second most innovative European city
On 11 March 2014, the results of "iCapitale" (competition for the European capital of innovation launched by the European Commission in September 2013) were published. Grenoble was selected second most innovative city in Europe behind Barcelona.

2 industrial and research clusters

Minalogic industrial and research cluster for micro and nanotechnologies and embedded software in the Rhone-Alpes region

Tenerrdis industrial and research cluster for renewable energies in Rhône-Alpes region and for the development of new energetical technologies

3 innovation clusters

GreEn-ER project is the first PPP (Public-Private Partnership) signed in France as part of the Campus Operation for renewing universities.

Minatec the leading micro - and nanotechnologies innovation cluster in Europe, is the brainchild of the Grenoble INP group and CEA Grenoble.
PILSI The Integrative research centre of the International innovation cluster for Software and intelligent systems (PILSI) seeks to bring together manufacturers involved in international competition as well as scientists and high level technologies under one roof in order to expedite marketing of innovative products and services.

3 Carnot institutes

Carnot Institute “Énergies du futur” A total of 16 laboratories are connected to this Institute which has become a hotspot for new energy technologies drawing on its dynamism and the strength of its network. Its aim is to develop innovative solutions in the field of new energy technologies.

Carnot Institute LSI (Software and intelligent systems) The aim of LSI is to improve the competitiveness of all actors involved in order to develop new software and intelligent systems solutions in all fields where these technologies are used.

Carnot Institute PolyNat The short term goal of the Carnot Institute PolyNat is to develop hybrid materials from the self-assembly of elementary bricks making up the vegetal material – glycopolymers, nanocristals, cellulose fibres – whether modified or not with components from fossil resources.

6 platforms

  • AIP PRIMECA : The AIP PRIMECA network is an academic network of researchers and professors associated with high level technological resources.
  • CMTC : The Consortium des Moyens Technologiques Communs (CMTC) is the Grenoble INP Material characterisation platform.
  • CIME Nanotech : Interuniversity centre of microelectronics and nanotechnologies
  • CREMHyG : Grenoble Hydraulic Machinery Research and Testing Centre (CREMHyG)
  • PREDIS : University innovation training centre for distributed energy
  • TekLiCell : TekLiCell, technological platform, smart paper, cutting-edge printing, biomaterials, bioenergy, bioprocesses

More than 100 years at the heart of innovation

At the Grenoble Alpes university:
3 Nobel prizes in physics:
  • Rudolf Mössbauer (1961)
  • Louis Néel (1970)
  • Klaus Von Klitzing (1985)
Wolf prize in Physics:
  • Philippe Nozières (1985)
Turing award:
  • Joseph Sifakis (2007)
2 Nobel prizes in chemistry:
  • Ada Yonath et Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (2009)
  • Brian Kobilka (2012)
Blue Planet prize:
  • Claude Lorius (2008)
29 European Research Council

The Grenoble INP talents of the research

Key Economic Data Grenoble-Isère France 2014 from AEPI

Date of update March 7, 2019

Grenoble INP
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Université Grenoble Alpes