Invest in Grenoble-Isère

Invest in Grenoble-Isère

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

Grenoble-Isère, leading the energy transition

  • First time in Europe: deployment of 21 hybrid electric/ hydrogen commercial vehicles and creation of a charging station (Hyway)
  • Smart Grid Campus in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region certified “Campus of Excellence”
  • Grenoble is the world’s hydro-turbine capital and home to GE Renewable Energy’s global hydroelectric technology center and headquarter.


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Industry stakeholders

Grenoble-Isère is home to businesses and R&D labs leading the way in hydrogen and fuel cells, smart grids, energy storage, hydropower, and solar energy. The dynamic local energy-technology industry gets access to the talents it needs thanks to a strong specialized degree program.

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Technology platforms and demonstrators

Local manufacturers have a variety of technology platforms and demonstrators to support their R&D in fields like smart grid technologies (GreenLys), battery prototyping, distributed energy (PREDIS), and energy storage (STORE). 

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The Tenerrdis energy cluster focuses on six industries: solar energy, energy-efficient buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, hydropower, biomass, and smart grids and storage.

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France: a unique expertise in Europe with Hydrogen Energy

Invest in Grenoble-Isere, France video - June 2016


Our goal is, by 2022, to have a hundred stations in France serving 1,000 vehicules

Florence LAMBERT - CEO, CEA-Liten