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MINATEC is like no other innovation campus in Europe. It is one of the world’s top five micro and nanotechnology innovation campus.

MINATEC brings together on a single campus researchers, students, and professionals from industry to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and accelerate micro and nanotechnologies innovation. MINATEC’s research includes:

  • Micro and nanoelectronics
  • Memory
  • MEMS
  • Biochips and biosystems
  • Photonics
  • RF components and systems
  • Spintronics

Key figures

  • 5,000 people working on a 20-hectare campus: 3,000 researchers; 1,200 students; 600 industrial and technology-transfer professionals
  • 118,000 square meters of workspace, including 13,000 square meters of clean rooms
  • more than 350 patents filed and more than 1,600 scholarly works published each year
  • 9 dedicated platforms to pool resources and run shared programs for fundamental research, technology research, and education
  • An annual consolidated operating budget of €300 million, including €50 million in investment


  • Research: Léti, INAC, FMNT
  • Education: Phelma, CIME, INSTN
  • Industry: around 20 businesses have offices on the MINATEC campus, from major corporations to start-ups

Visibility within France and beyond

  • 40,000 visitors per year, 600 events (meetings, congresses, seminars)
  • Visits from 80 foreign delegations each year
  • Joint projects with leading global centers in the United States (Caltech, CNSE AlbanyNanotech), Japan (AIST, NIMS), Korea (National Nanofab Center), and Taiwan (ITRI)
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