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Located in Grenoble (France), the world's fifth most innovative city according to Forbes Magazine, Leti is a key player in the international nanoelectronics sector. 

Active since the 19th century, Grenoble's technological hub derives its attractiveness, competitiveness and dynamism from a historic alliance between higher education, research and industry. Grenoble's players continue to innovate in synergy to build a better world and to overcome future challenges in the fields of  health, mobility, digital transition, energy and many others.
Published on 27 February 2017

Leti, a key player in technological research, among its local partners

Located in Grenoble (France), the world's fifth most innovative city according to Forbes Magazine, Leti is a key player in the international nanoelectronics sector. 

Active since the 19th century, Grenoble's technological hub derives its attractiveness, competitiveness and dynamism from a historic alliance between higher education, research and industry. Grenoble's players continue to innovate in synergy to build a better world and to overcome future challenges in the fields of  health, mobility, digital transition, energy and many others.
Leti is a key player. Its local partners include: 

Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies (GIANT) is an alliance of 8 partners forging new links between higher education, research and industry to strengthen the technological breakthroughs that will shape our future social and economic gains.

Imagined by Leti Director Jean Therme in 1999, MINATEC is a micro- and nano-technology "innovation campus" and is unique in Europe. MINATEC brings together researchers, manufacturers and students on a 20 hectare site. It provides them with outstanding technical resources, while offering a framework conducive to creating tomorrow's innovations.

MINALOGIC is the worldwide competitiveness cluster for digital technologies in France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. This vital hub accompanies its members in their innovation and growth projects. The technologies, products and services developed by ecosystem players are aimed at every business sector (ICT, health, energy, future factories, etc.) and embrace the entire digital value chain by combining micro-nanoelectronics, photonics and software engineering. Minalogic now has over 300 members (including 270 companies). 

In the ICT sector, IRT Nanoelec leads a technological development and promotion program that provides direct benefits to companies, in particular small and medium size enterprises. IRT Nanoelec was launched on April 11 2012 with the signing of an agreement between French National research agency ANR and CEA, which upholds IRT Nanoelec via Leti. IRT Nanoelec's activities focus on technologies, which enhance the performance characteristics of integrated circuits and offer new functionalities. 

Thanks to its network of more than 300 experts, OMNT conducts a continuous scientific watch over key micro- and nano-technology topics. OMNT provides research and world economic stakeholders with analyses essential to deciphering and evaluating developments as early as possible. 

  •  Startups created by Leti:

As a true catalyst of innovation, Leti works hand in hand with the whole value chain and local industrial semi-conductor and electronics fabric from the start-up to the multinational company. 
Leti has prompted creation of no less than 60 start-ups!  Some have experienced rapid development, like Soitec, a company specialized in the design and production of innovative substrates, which currently employs more than 1,000 people.

Beyond metropolitan France, Leti stand out with its many industrial and academic partnerships in Europe, across the Atlantic and in Asia.

Learn more about Leti startup program and our startups: