A global competitiveness cluster, Minatec brings together 2,400 researchers, 1,200 students and 600 industrialists and specialists in technology transfer over 20 hectares. With 300 patents and 1,600 publications per year, Minatec is a leading stakeholder in the general area of micro and nano-technologies.
The inauguration took place in the presence of Jean Therme, Director of CEA Grenoble and CEA Director of Technological Research, Jean Pierre Gaillard, President of Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône-Alpes and Gil Vauquelin, Caisse des Dépôts Rhône Alpes Regional Director, and the Prefect of Isère.
In addition to the BCC, Caisse des Dépôts is a partner of several projects contributing to the Grenoble eco-system for innovation:
- a shareholder of the semi-public company Minatec Entreprise, alongside the local authorities and CEA for creating high-tech buildings, on the peninsula;
- an investor in the Corys company building, also on the peninsula;
- an investor in the transformation of an industrial premises into a company hotel, designed to welcome fledgling companies, in the Bouchayer-Viallet urban development area;
- an investor in the head office of Atos Origin, les Reflets du Vercors, also in the Bouchayer-Viallet urban development area.