IRT Nanoelec slated for €160 million of government funding
Categorie(s) : Education, Industry, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 June 2012
The IRT Nanoelec research institute was founded on April 11, 2012 through a joint venture between the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA), and comprises 17 public- and private-sector research partners—including Leti and Grenoble Institute of Technology. The institute is slated to receive €73 million of French government funding by 2015, and, if initial results prove promising, another €87 million between 2015 and 2019. The research will be focused on 3D integration and silicon photonics, with the goal of developing marketable technology.
The institute’s research partners will invest the same amount, making IRT Nanoelec a major boon for the Grenoble area. In addition to groundbreaking R&D, the institute will also promote technology transfer and user-centered innovation and back training programs dispensed by Grenoble Institute of Technology and Grenoble Ecole de Management