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Aledia continues to grow in Grenoble Alpes

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Local solutions to a global pandemic

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The soft landingincubator global network project launched in Taiwan

The softlandings exchange project launched in Taiwan

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MAJOR INDUSTRIES

With over 75,000 jobs in the private sector and a high concentration of established industry leaders, Grenoble Alpes has been attracting businesses and talents from around the world for decades. The city stands out in a number of domains thanks to its dynamic startups (among the most innovative in France), its local university (ranked among the world’s top 150 universities), and its collection of cutting-edge laboratories and international research centers, which span all types of research, from fundamental to applied.

With over 75,000 jobs in the private sector and a high concentration of established industry leaders, Grenoble Alpes has been attracting businesses and talents from around the world for decades. The city stands out in a number of domains thanks to its dynamic startups (among the most innovative in France), its local university (ranked among the world’s top 150 universities), and its collection of cutting-edge laboratories and international research centers, which span all types of research, from fundamental to applied.

KEY FIGURES

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jobs in research within a radius of 20km
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#1 in France for concentration of R&D jobs (7,6%)
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Over 500 startups launched since 2000
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JOIN OUR INDUSTRY LEADERS

Julien Mottin
Application Director, Prophesee (France)
There is no other place in France like Grenoble for microelectronics, embedded systems, and imaging.
Xavier Pain
CEO of Gulplug (France)
In the space of a single day, we can meet with R&D teams from major research centers – like G2ELab or the CEA – and with Openlab, the quick prototyping department of Schneider Electric. Just a few minutes from each other! The concentration of industry actors in the area is an indisputable advantage.
Robert Selley

Vice President of Sales & Services for FormFactor (USA)
After the European Union announced its plan to invest €1.75B in microelectronics research and innovation, it was extremely important for us to open a new service center in Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, which is geographically close to our main semiconductor manufacturing clients. We are very pleased to be inaugurating this new center, located in Grenoble Alpes’ surrounding area.
Parker Harris
Co-founder of Salesforce (USA)
Salesforce is partaking in the battle for global talent. In San Francisco, we are competing with Facebook, Google and Twitter, and in the research sector, the competition is particularly tight. We discovered that Grenoble offers a wealth of talent in our domain.
Thierry Lazerand
Director of Marketing for Plasma-Therm (USA)
The dynamism of the semiconductor industry around Grenoble is undeniable, which has made it a strategically vital place to be. This is perfectly in line with Plasma-Therm’s strategy for establishing our European headquarters here.
Stéphane Lavallée
CEO of Surgivisio (France)
Grenoble is the world capital for surgical robotics. It has been an innovative hub since 1986 and has the largest number of specialized startups in the field.
Rachid Yazami
Inventor of the graphite anode of lithium-ion batteries, Draper prize 2014, Founder of KVI
I first chose Grenoble for my higher Education and then my PhD thesis on graphite materials for Li-Ion battery electrodes because of the 1968 Olympic Games and the University reputation, especially as regards to its high ranking in electrochemistry. I never regretted my choice, and my Draper prize has comforted my opinion. Grenoble is a top location and rich ecosystem for International industrial and technological actors, and that’s why I have indeed decided to locate my own startup’s (KVI ltd, HQ in Singapore) European subsidiary here.