The Atelier Arts-Sciences, at the crossroads of technological innovation, societal innovation, scientific research, and the arts, provides a forum for artists and researchers to work together through artist-in-residence programs.

The Atelier Arts-Sciences was set up in 2007 through a joint initiative by CEA-LETI and theHexagone theater just outside of Grenoble in Meylan.
The Atelier is a member of the Meridien–Universcience society for the arts and the sciences and receives funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund.


  • Incorporate new technology into the arts
  • Innovate to develop new technologies and fuel the creativity of engineers and scientists
  • Improve the working methods of both artists and scientists
  • Explore new applications
  • Champion the role of technology in modern society and reach out to society through the creative arts




Each fall, the Atelier Arts-Sciences holds its Experimenta art, science, and technology fair at Maison MINATEC. The fair showcases pieces that blend both creativity and technology, constructed jointly by artists and scientists seeking novel ways to use technology in fields from energy, optics, and artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things. In fact, the works on display are more than just works of art; they are also prototypes!


The event, open to the general public as well as professionals, also features a full program of lectures on today’s most pressing societal and technological issues. Experimenta was launched in 2010 and brings in more than 5,000 visitors each year.


MINATEC is also active in the arts and sciences through:

The Master’s in the Arts, Sciences, and Technologies program. Offered by Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school, this innovative program focuses on engineering for music and the visual arts.




ARC-Nucléart, a regional archeological artifact conservation and restoration workshop. Read the ARC-Nucléart Activity Report (in French).

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