Grenoble and innovation

Grenoble Greater City area and Innovation

Grenoble greater city area in figures

  • 2nd French regional research center
  • Metropole French Tech: French Tech in the Alps Grenoble
  • The world’s 5th most inventive city (Forbes ranking, 2013)
  • 3rd European city (Cities from 100 000 to 350 000 inhabitants) for attractiveness strategy for foreign investors (Financial Times ranking, 2016)
  • 23 500 public and private researchers
  • 8 national research organizations
  • 5 major European instruments
  • 1 of the 8 French cities where you can create your start-up (Capital Magazine, 2017)
  • 65 000 students, including 9 000 international students
  • 5 competitive clusters

Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes in figures

  • 8th most wealthy region in Europe
  • 2nd largest regional economy in France
  • 15 competitive clusters
  • 5 high schools

  • 8 universities
  • 305 000 students
  • 6.6 billion invested in research
  • 3 incubators: Linksium, Pulsalys and Grand Centre