Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies

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Institute for Technology Research (IRT) in Nanoelectronics


The funding will push Grenoble’s ecosystem Europe’s leading high-tech hub since 2005 thanks to MINATEC further along the pathway to its next challenge: to become one of the world’s top three micro and nanotechnology ecosystems.

Growth to be built on four complementary pillars

The innovation process proposed by the IRT will be built on four complementary pillars:

  • Research

The IRT has laid out roadmaps (the Advanced CMOS and Core Technology Programs) to guide its strategy of mastering technologies for five crucial future applications: automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, aerospace, and information technology.

  • Technology transfer

The goal is to supply France’s manufacturing industry with new technologies through partnerships with major corporations and small and medium sized businesses.

  • Education

The program will bring in leading international researchers to attract students to careers in electronics, educate increasing numbers of students to higher levels of qualification in the area of new technologies, and ensure innovative teaching methods through experimentation.

  • A new global Institute for Technology Research

The goal is to form technology alliances both nationally and internationally with a view to developing the first truly global institute necessary to all IRT programs.

Job creation

The institute is expected to create around 2,000 direct jobs and 6,000 indirect jobs over ten years across all industries, and for all of France. The new jobs will mainly concern R&D, manufacturing, management, and marketing.
A back-to-work program specific to the institute will help the long-term unemployed to reenter the workforce by creating between 100 and 200 jobs over five years within the GIANT campus perimeter.