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Grenoble-Isère’s key technologies

Grenoble-Isère is a center for research and development in advanced technologies addressing three of modern society’s major transformations: emergence of the information society, transition to renewable energy, and changing face of healthcare.


“ In terms of interclustering, Grenoble already plays a leadership, pioneering role. “

Alain ASTIER - Group Vice President, STMicroelectronics

Electronics, microelectronics, and nanoelectronics

  • €12bn invested since 2002
  • One of Europe’s five global micro- and nanotechnology clusters,covering design to application sectors
  • Home to one-third of France’s electronic component manufacturing jobs
  • Renowned expertise in EDA and nanoelectronics design software
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IT and software

  • A hub for R&D in hardware-software convergence and the Internet of Things
  • One-fourth of jobs in R&D (public and private sectors combined)
  • A high-quality workforce: “One of the largest pools of talented engineers anywhere” Parker Harris,’s cofounder
  • Digital Grenoble: digital dynamic ecosystem recognized as part of the French Tech initiative
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Healthcare technology

  • A job-creating sector: + 3,200 jobs in 15 years
  • A predominantly digital scientific hub, the only one of its kind in the world, delivering disruptive innovations
  • A strong network of support from organizations like Medic@lps, I-Care, Tasda and Canceropole-Clara
  • Autonom@Dom®: France’s benchmark home healthcare and assisted living demonstrator
  • Grenoble University Hospital: one-stop window to conduct clinical trials
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Energy technologies

  • First time in France: deployment in Grenoble in 2015 of 21 hybrid electric/hydrogen commercial vehicles and creation of a charging station
  • 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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Chemical and environmental technologies

  • 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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Other flagship industries

  • Sustainable construction
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical engineering, metallurgy, machine tools, and equipment
  • Textiles
  • Sporting goods and mountain development
  • Materials
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