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December 2018

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Bringing chronic heart failure patients home for good

A powerful new remote monitoring system could track heart failure patients’ blood levels right from their homes. Startup CardioRenal has been...
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Automotive switches: resource-efficient MPC

Can automotive switches be controlled by MPC*-type rules despite the switches’ limited processing power? EFI Automotive and Leti recently kicked off...
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Thin layer materials: Sprint project aims high

LMGP is coordinating the EU Sprint project, which kicked off in September. The project involves a consortium of six academic research...
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Redfinch revitalizes mid-infrared detection technology

Leti will unveil the initial results of the EU Redfinch project, which it is coordinating, at Photonics West in San Francisco...
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Epilepsy: What if cold could prevent seizures?

Cold can reversibly modify neural dynamics, including those involved in epileptic seizures. The challenge is how to produce cold deep in...
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Spintronics gets new materials

It turns out that electrical insulator yttrium iron garnet (YIG) is also a great conductor of spin current. The material also...
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Quantum technology: Europe is banking on Grenoble

Grenoble-based research project QuCube won an ERC Synergy Grant of €14 million over six years to develop a quantum processor. The grant is evidence that Grenoble’s research and innovation ecosystem is gaining traction internationally.

Leti, INAC, and Institut Néel will receive €14 million from 2019 to 2024 to develop a quantum processor with at least a hundred physical qubits. The researchers could make the first-ever functional logic qubit and, in the process,...

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Interview: Etienne Vogt, General Manager, Utilities Services, Engie,

Our renewable hydrogen costs less than hydrogen produced using fossil fuels

Etienne Vogt, General Manager, Utilities Services, Engie: “Our renewable hydrogen costs less than hydrogen produced using fossil fuels.”


You have been supplying hydrogen produced via water electrolysis to the CEA and the hydrogen filling station at GEG since October. What is the story behind the innovation?

It all started with the HyWay hydrogen-powered mobility demonstrator project, which needed a partner to produce renewable hydrogen. Engie was already supplying the CEA with hydrogen at...

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Germanium reveals hidden talents

Germanium produced with very few impurities is thought to be compatible with ballistic (impact-free) transport of electrons or holes. In addition,...
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Photosynthesis is better two by two

Artificial photosynthesis systems present a major shortcoming: Their photosensitizer delivers electrons one by one while the catalyst uses them two by...
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Phelma tenth anniversary celebrations to draw to a close

On December 20, Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school will end its tenth anniversary celebrations on a high note. Some...
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RFIC-Lab focuses on RF design

In September, RFIC-Lab*, staffed by seven scientists and fifteen PhD candidates, made it onto the list of research facilities managed jointly...
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Avalun ramps up production at MINATEC

LabPad®, Avalun’s “pocket lab,” is currently sold around the globe, with customers in Germany, Italy, the UK, the Czech Republic, South...
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional digital innovation hub opens

The new regional digital innovation hub will guide businesses through the digital transition, drawing on the region’s high-level digital technology experts....
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IFCEN and Phelma to sign two dual-degree agreements

Since its inception in 2010, the Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (IFCEN) has enjoyed the support of a consortium...
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Air Liquide signs five-year contract with the CEA

Air Liquide and the CEA have a long-standing partnership. They recently extended their cooperation through a five-year joint lab. INAC, along...
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Grenoble team takes home two wins in iGEM competition

In late October, a multidisciplinary team from Grenoble that included several Phelma students, brought two wins home from the iGEM International...
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HOPE mobilizes talents to counter energy poverty

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation established the HOPE Chair at GreEN-Er in late September to help counter energy poverty by...
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Sneak preview of Leti innovations at CES 2019

Leti will exhibit at the CEA Tech Village booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, unveiling...
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Biomedical research: Eveon and LMGP set up joint lab

Eveon and LMGP have been working together for several years through the Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma Biomedical Engineering program. Today, the...
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Rosi recycles photovoltaic manufacturing waste

Solar panels produce renewable energy, of course. However, like any manufactured product, solar cells also produce waste. In fact, 40% of...
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Activage puts digital technology to work for the elderly

The Activage project, which was selected by the European Commission for support under the H2020 program, will assess the performance of...
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IMEP-LaHC gets an AFM unlike any other

The new Bruker Icon AFM installed at IMEP-LaHC in late October offers conventional topographical measurement capabilities with resolutions of around a...
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INAC PhD candidate wins For Women in Science award

On October 8, Farsane Tabataba-Vakili was one of 30 women scientists in France to win a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science...
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