Invest in Grenoble-Isère

Invest in Grenoble-Isère

Do business in the world’s 5th most inventive city

The chemical and environmental industries come together

  • Grenoble was France's first urban aera to implement an Air & Climate Plan in 2005,
  • 80% of France’s private-sector research in eco-construction, materials, and processes takes place in the Rhône-Alpes Region, with a particularly dense concentration in northern Isère
  • The area is home to 3 Seveso chemical parks with industry-leading environmental standards, integrating up to 100% of raw material flows
    -> €1bn invested between 2012 and 2017
    -> More than 100 years of expertise

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Key Figures in Chemical and Environmental Industry

Industry stakeholders

Grenoble-Isère is home to businesses specializing in basic and specialty chemicals, biomaterials, air quality, hydropower, and mountain development. Their activities are backed by a strong programs in higher education, research, and technology transfer to industry.

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Innovation platforms and industrial parks

The area is home to two innovation platforms specializing in technology transfer, as well as to 540 hectares of industrial parks built specifically for the chemical and environmental industries; these parks stand out for their groundbreaking industrial ecology practices. 

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The Axelera cluster brings together businesses and other stakeholders at the crossroads of the chemical and environmental industries. 

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AEPI Magazine N°3 : Grenoble-Isère’s vibrant chemical industry

AEPI's video about the Chimical industry in Grneoble-Isere, June 2012 -


AEPI Magazine N°7: Grenoble-Isère: Leading the way in air quality - February 2014

AEPI's video about the Grenoble-Isere actors working in the "air quality" sector, February 2014 -