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More than a century of partnership with industry

Updated on February 9, 2014
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Open to the world of business, ready to meet its needs and anticipate technological innovation, help companies meet their challenges... these are Grenoble INP's priorities in developing its teaching, research and business promotion. To make this reality, Grenoble INP is developing partnerships with all major business players, by establishing the association of friends of the university "IN Partners Grenoble", and being involved in setting up the Minatec project, Minalogic and Tenerrdis industrial clusters and other technological platforms.

Christian Voillot, vice-président entreprises

Christian Voillot, vice-président entreprises

It is vital that France's top engineering executives are trained in close cooperation with the business world. These partnerships take many forms:


  • Initial training: involvement in degree courses and the institute's decision-making bodies, offering apprenticeships, internships, projects and jobs, etc.
  • Continuing professional development: catalogue of internship opportunities, customized cross-business internships, experience validation, qualification or degree-level courses for technicians, engineers or managers
  • Research: co-funded research projects, research contracts, involvement in pan-European research programs, in joint public tender bids
  • Services offer (consultancy and expert analysis), technology transfer (patents and licenses),
  • Business spin-offs and start up "incubation" with the Grenoble Alpes Incubator Grain.


In today's economic context, Grenoble Institute of Technology is heavily investing in its subsidiary INPG Entreprise SA to provide a structure able to respond to business needs and offers.


Facts and figures

  • Approximately 170 contracts executed per year
  • Portfolio of 40 patents in engineering sciences
  • 30 usage licenses
  • 50 consultancy assignments in 2004
  • Support provided for 12 start-ups since 1999

Blue Eye Video (imaging and analysis), Probayes (probability techniques for industry), Teem Photonics (optical components), Scalagent (middleware), Stantec (wireless communications), Memscap (micro electromechanical systems), Icatis (distributed computing), Beamind (microelectronic testing) ...

Christian Voillot, Vice-President for Industrial Partnerships


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Date of update February 9, 2014

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