A world-class economic and scientific environment

MINATEC is located in the world-class economic and scientific environment offered by Grenoble Alpes, in the heart of France’s Rhône-Alpes region, the country’s second-largest economy in terms of its contribution to GDP (10%). The Greater Grenoble area is home to 65,000 students, 23,400 researchers and a primarily white-collar workforce made up of 28% engineers and upper-level managers.

The local economy is built around three major technology pillars: information and communication technologies, biotechnologies, and new energy technologies.

Global industry leaders like STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric,Caterpillar, and Soitec have offices and plants in and around Grenoble. The STMicroelectronics campus just outside of Grenoble in Crolles is France’s largest industrial complex by investment.

Grenoble Alpes concentrates in a relatively small geographical area an exceptional pool of talent and know-how, with more than 39,000 jobs in information and communication technologies within a 30-kilometer radius.

The city also boasts eight national research institutes, four universities, and four international research facilities, including the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) founding members of GIANT.

Grenoble has earned an international reputation for its unique synergies bridging industry, research, education, and government. Global competitive cluster MINALOGIC is a prime example of this fertile ecosystem at its best. Since its inception, the cluster has backed 185 innovative projects in the fields of nanotechnology and embedded software representing a total of €1.7 billion in financing.


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