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Innovating for a Sustainable Future

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Innovating for a Sustainable Future
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Gérard Matheron, director of the STMicroelectronics site and former president of the Grenoble INP Board

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 and Valence have all the necessary advantages to address the global innovation challenges whether it relates to their excellence training courses, high level research, innovative companies or global business leaders. For many decades now, the multiplier effect of the threefold focus ("university-research-industry") has become a benchmark of spatial planning and development. Grenoble and the Alpes region’s strategy was based on enlisting the involvement of the public sector and private sector involved and interlinking research and business, a choice that was notably materialised through the creation of competitive clusters such as Minalogic, Tenerrdis as well as the Ecotox Rovaltain platform. Grenoble INP is a leading player in the past and present projects that have structured the Grenoble ecosystem, which has now become a cutting edge of innovation and industrial competitiveness.
 

Key figures

Supporting the creation of the Grenoble Alpes university

  • Leading university and scientific site after Paris
  • Grenoble, ranked fifth worldwide for innovation (Forbes)
    20,000 new students each year
    • PhD capital: 14 graduate schools with 3,700 doctoral candidates, 45% of whom are foreigners, 7.3 % of PhD students
    • A wide variety of masters programmes covering approximately 300 target fields
    • 39 different engineering sectors with very strong cooperation between all disciplines, fields of study and research
    • 9,000 foreign students, i.e. 15% of students representing 160 nationalities
  • An outstanding studying environment
    • 2 Campuses in Grenoble: the University Campus and GIANT
    • 3 "decentralised" Campuses: Valence, Chambéry and Annecy
    • Student life centres: Student Life and Activities Space (EVE), the Student House, community house in Valence – Student Association (AVE), etc.

 

Grenoble INP: academic excellence that meets societal challenges

•    5,500 students
•    1,200 graduate engineers per year
•    200 doctorates awarded each year
•    40,000 graduates working all over the world
•    5 apprenticeship training courses
•    36 laboratories
•    5 high level technological platforms
•    € 141 million in consolidated budget
•    193 patents and software programs
•    A subsidiary, INPG entreprise SA
•    A Grenoble INP partner foundation

Date of update September 3, 2018

Univ. Grenoble Alpes