Short trip: Fact Finding Mission Grenoble | 04.02.2019 – 06.02.2019 a cooperation of MINALOGIC and SILICON ALPS

Short trip: Fact Finding Mission Grenoble / Minalogic Cluster & Ecosystem

From February 4 -6, 2019 the Silicon Alps Clusters organises – in cooperation with the French Minalogic Cluster – a fact finding mission to the region of Grenoble to get insights into one of the most important ecosystems in microelectronics.

Minalogic, a member of the Silicon Europe Alliance, is a global innovation cluster for digital technologies based in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The cluster supports the region’s leading innovators by facilitating networking, fostering collaborative R&D, and providing companies with personalized assistance throughout all phases of business growth. The products and services developed by their members address all industries, from ICT and healthcare to energy and advanced manufacturing.

Founded in 2005, Minalogic today boasts more than 400 members, including 350 companies. The cluster has certified 586 projects that have secured total government funding of €881 million of the €2.2 billion in total R&D spending these projects represent.

The fact finding mission gives you the opportunity to get to know the ecosystems of the Grenoble region from various perspectives. We will introduce you to a number of potential partners who can assist you in possible projects in the region. Some of you will also make personal appointments or make new business contacts. Our program is rounded off by visits to progressive organizations and high-profile research institutes such as the CEA and ST Microelectronics. Furthermore, we’ll get an insight into the start-up scene. All those different points of view will help you to better understand and assess the success of the destination of our trip. 

I would be very happy to welcome you on this trip!

Best wishes,

Ruth Aigner


Type of event

Short trip /fact finding mission in cooperation between

Planned Program:

The program will include the following visits and meetings, among others

  • Ecosystem of the Minalogic Cluster
  • Schneider Electric
  • Soitec
  • Start-up ecosystem Grenoble region

Additionally: Individual conversations with companies of your choice

Please note that the visits and meetings of this mission will take place in English.


Program details (as of Jan 9, 2018)

Remark: Please note that the planned program may still change slightly and will be updated correspondingly over the next days.

Mon, Feb 4 Arrival Grenoble

Welcoming coffee at Grenoble Alps Metropole (town hall)  & respective presentations of the delegation and of key organisations in the Minalogic ecosystem:

  • Welcome from Greater Grenoble City area
  • Presentation of digital technologies ecosystem (Invest in Grenoble)
  • Presentation of Minalogic Cluster, ecosystem and activities
  • Presentations from Grenoble University, Tarmac incubator, French Tech in the Alps Cluster
  • Tenerrdis Cluster

Evening: City walk

Tue, Feb 5 Company visits

  • Soitec
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Technology transfer center with focus on microelectronics
  • Schneider Electric

Networking evening with local company representatives

Wed, Feb 6 CEA

Return trip to respective destination(s) of origin


Participation fee:

  • Silicon Alps cooperation partners EUR 1,200.-
  • Non-cooperation partners EUR 1,350.-


Do you have any questions? Please contact

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
Contact: Ruth Aigner

T +43 664 88 22 62 54