Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies

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    Polytec, a hub of innovative businesses


    The Polytec business park spans five hectares and is home to around 30 high-tech companies with a total of 750 employees. These innovative firms operate in several industries, including biotechnology, microelectronics, home automation, and remote building controls.

    Companies must obtain approval to buy or rent space at the park; those working with GIANT research organizations are given priority. A steady stream of new occupants gradually moved into the park between 2003, when the first business premises were put up for sale or rent, and 2008, when all sales and rentals were completed.

    Some of the park’s most prominent companies include:

    • bioMérieux, with a global R&D center for molecular biology and biological microsystems
    • Schneider Electric, with a R&D center for home automation and energy management systems
    • Corys Tess, with a site that develops simulators for railway transportation and nuclear plant control rooms

    Polytec is also home to the departmental headquarters of Udimec, the French labor union for the metals, IT, and semiconductor industries.