A world-class economic and scientific environment
MINATEC is located in the world-class economic and scientific environment offered by Grenoble-Isère, 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 Hewlett-Packard 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-Isère 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).
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.
For additional information on the scientific and technological environment of the MINATEC Centre, download the study “Microelectronics and nanotechnology” (AEPI)