GIANT has a dual mission: to ensure scientific progress and to contribute to the city’s and the region’s sustainable development. GIANT is geared to accelerate the innovation chain, from fundamental research to industry.
Louis Néel, the Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1970 was the original driving force in establishing Grenoble’s position as a world-class center of advanced scientific research in the post-War era.
Following in his footsteps, Grenoble has for more than half a century developed into an international hub for innovation in micro and nano-electronics, sustainable energy and biotechnologies.
Fundamental and applied research initiatives have attracted leading research institutes, major laboratories and innovative companies to the city. This momentum has spurred Grenoble’s growth and employment and transformed what was once a military site (an arsenal and artillery shelling zone) into a center for scientific progress.
GIANT is the continuation of this process into the 21st century, with a dual mission to ensure scientific progress and to contribute to the city’s and the region’s sustainable development.
GIANT’s research is organized along three thematic lines:
- sustainable energy development
- advanced information and communication systems
- innovation in health and biology
These research initiatives are supported by a vast and collaborative infrastructure of state-of-the-art facilities, providing advanced instrumentation for modeling, theoretical exploration and the study of elementary matter and new materials.
These clusters and their support structures are designed to foster operational synergies between researchers, technology facilities, academics and industrialists to provide solutions to some of society’s major challenges. GIANT is geared to accelerate the innovation chain, from fundamental research to industry. In short, their mission is to be a part of this living laboratory for the future.