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Grenoble, land of science and innovation

Grenoble city

> Grenoble, the world’s 5th most innovative city according to Forbes in 2013 and France’s 2nd largest research city
> A scientific hub with:

  • 3,600 researching professors in 129 university laboratories
  • 3,700 doctoral students, 45% of whom are foreigners
  • 9 national research organizations: CNRS, CEA, IRSTEA, CEN, CRSSA, INRA, INRIA, INSERM, IRD
  • 5 major international facilities : ESRF, ILL, EMBL, GHMFL, IRAM
  • 14,000 visiting foreign scientists every year
  • 3 competitive centers: Minalogic, Tenerrdis, Axelera

> France’s 2nd-largest metropolitan area in terms of engineers (in percentage of total jobs)

> France’s favourite city among executives, after Paris, according to INSEE in 2010

> Grenoble-Isère is an international center at the heart of the Rhône-Alpes region, France’s 2nd-most and Europe’s 4th-most dynamic economic region

> 65 000 students, including 9000 foreign students and 3 universities : Grenoble is the 1st most attractive French city for students (L’Etudiant Mag, 2016)

> 156 659 inhabitants in Grenoble and 664 832 in the metropolitan area (INSEE 2010)

Bureau des Congrès |Grenoble Convention Bureau
14 rue de la République F-38000 Grenoble
www.grenoble-congres.com  - Tel. +33 (0)4 76 03 37 53

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