GIANT’s story officially began when the founding members came together to apply for funding under the French government’s 2009 economic stimulus package. The grants awarded brought new state-of-the-art equipment, flagship research labs, and a new technology research organization, IRT Nanoelec, to the GIANT campus.
How it works
Today GIANT is governed by a board comprising representatives from each of its eight founding members and its close partners. Board meetings are held two or three times a year and are chaired by the CEA (CEA Tech).
These meetings, attended by the directors and executives of GIANT member institutions and companies, focus on operations and strategy. The overriding objective is to ensure that the campus’ maintains a high level of scientific and academic excellence.
Since the beginning, GIANT has been run on a shared budget funded by the eight founding members and approved by the members each year.