innovation for industry
While not as well known to the general public as Silicon Valley, the Grenoble Alpes site is a hotspot for microelectronics and More than Moore technologies. Based around its center of gravity, CEA-Leti, the site is home to some fifty companies and is spread across three valleys: one for microelectronics, one for imagery and one for displays.
With over 80% of its revenue in export markets, and 8,000 direct, highly-skilled jobs, the Grenoble Alpes ecosystem - a flagship for French-made nanotechnologies - remains unaffected by the economic crisis. So where does its specificity lie? In bringing together, in one region and around a world-renowned research center - CEA-Leti - a majority of players from the silicon technology value chain. But also in spreading its wings across three complementary valleys: the microelectronics valley, the imagery valley and, more recently, the valley of displays.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.