Concept

MINATEC brings together on a single campus researchers, students, and professionals from industry to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and accelerate micro and nanotechnologies innovation. MINATEC’s research includes:

  • Micro and nanoelectronics
  • Memory
  • MEMS
  • Biochips and biosystems
  • Photonics
  • RF components and systems
  • Spintronics

Key figures

  • 4,000 people working on a 20-hectare campus: 2,400 researchers; 1,200 students; 600 industrial and technology-transfer professionals
  • 70,000 square meters of workspace, including 10,000 square meters of clean rooms
  • more than 300 patents filed and more than 1,600 scholarly works published each year
  • 9 dedicated platforms to pool resources and run shared programs for fundamental research, technology research, and education
  • An annual consolidated operating budget of €300 million, including €50 million in investment

Members

  • Research: Léti, INAC, FMNT
  • Education: Phelma, CIME, INSTN
  • Industry: around 20 businesses have offices on the MINATEC campus, from major corporations to start-ups

Visibility within France and beyond

  • 40,000 visitors per year, 1,000 events (meetings, congresses, seminars)
  • Visits from 80 foreign delegations each year
  • Joint projects with leading global centers in the United States (Caltech, CNSE AlbanyNanotech), Japan (AIST, NIMS), Korea (National Nanofab Center), and Taiwan (ITRI)

MINATEC is like no other innovation campus in Europe. It is one of the world’s top five micro and nanotechnology innovation campus.

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