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GIANT Innovation Campus

The GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies) campus includes 250 hectares of fundamental research, technology research, higher education, companies and economic valorization. The goal is to create and accompany technological changes that will impact our economies over the next decades.

A strategy for excellence

The GIANT campus strategy aims to encourage top-notch collaboration in research and development. Partnerships between universities, research labs and companies thrive in this exceptional urban landscape that promotes productivity, creativity and interaction.

The campus has three objectives:

  • To offer solutions to the challenges of tomorrow in the fields of information technology, communication, energy and health.
  • To overcome existing barriers between fields of study by creating centers for excellence focused on functional objectives rather than unique fields.
  • To encourage collaboration between urban and scientific development

Bringing together internationally renowned players

Eight institutions have joined forces to launch the GIANT campus.

2 research organizations

  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy (CEA)
  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

3 key European facilities

  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

3 higher education institutions

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
  • Grenoble INP
  • Université Joseph Fourier (UJF)

The GIANT campus also represents almost 30 partners including companies (EADS, STMicroelectronics, PSA, Scneider Electric, bioMérieux, SEM Minatec Entreprises,...), competitive clusters (Minalogic, Tenerrdis, Lyonbiopôle), local authorities and other public organizations.

3 major challenges

The aim of GIANT's innovative vision is to respond to the challenges our society faces in fields such as:

  • Information and communication technology, micro and nanotechnologies (MINATEC)
  • Energy (GreEN-ER): renewable energy and environmental issues
  • Health (NanoBio): biosciences and biotechnologies


GIANT today  

  • 6,000 researchers  
  • 5,000 industrial jobs
  • 5,000 students
  • 300 residents
  • More than 10,000 visitors each year
  • 5,000 publications each year 
  • 500 patents filed each year
  • An economic impact of 4.1 million each year


  • 10 000 researchers
  • 10 000 industrial jobs
  • 10 000 students
  • 10 000 residents