Relations with socio-economic actors

Carnot Institute in Univ. Grenoble Alpes

SATT - Linksium

Linksium combines two skills: technology transfer and startup creation. This unique combination contributes to the success of projects stemming from public research and builds an entrepreneurial launchpad for high-tech startups.

Deeply anchored within the local ecosystem around Grenoble, Linksium benefits from the many assets of the region:

  • an exceptional density of research stakeholders (in Grenoble, 1 job out of 5 is research-related);
  • a strong history of collaboration between research institutions and the economic sector

The team at Linksium has already supported more than 500 innovation projects, with a combination of strategic outlook, pragmatism and ambition.

Subsidiary companies and foundations

  • Fondation Grenoble INP
    Through Grenoble INP partnership-based foundation, donors and partner companies share a common vision to address future challenges with concrete actions. They help our researchers perform, contribute to attracting talents in France, support growth based on innovation, research and education, and act in the benefit of future generations.
  • Fondation UGA
    The Université Grenoble Alpes Foundation sets up and implements philanthropic cooperations to bring together companies, professor-researchers and students. It supports strategic initiatives and outstanding projects developed by our students, and contributes to regional development, in the respect of the people and the environment.
  • Subsidiary - FLORALIS
    Knowledge and research transfer are at the heart of Floralis. Its activities deal with the 3 main phases of knowledge transfer: preparation, technical development and innovation marketing, and transfer to the industry.
  • Subsidiary - Grenoble INP Entreprise
    Grenoble INP Enterprise enables companies to access the latest scientific or technological innovations. This expertise is key to the transfer of research produced at Grenoble INP. It also invests in new technological companies directly stemming from research.


  • Biopolis
    The “Biopolis” project was launched in the early 2000s by Grenoble-Alpes Métropole and the Université Grenoble Alpes. It supports research transfer in biotech and medtech and enables the creation of startups stemming from partner research laboratories.
  • Ecotox
    Inaugurated in February 2017 by François Hollande, former President of France, the platform Ecotox - Rovaltain Research Company is one of its kind in Europe. With 5 buildings in Alixan (Valence), it develops research in ecotoxicology and environmental toxicology. This 67,000 square meter laboratory recreates ecosystems and biotopes, in order to study the evolution of pollutants in vegetal, animal and human health.
  • GreEn-Er
    GreEn-ER regroups in a single location all actors of research and education for new technologies devoted to energy. This smart building is also a place of experimentation that brings together the Grenoble INP engineering school for Energy, Water and Environment, as well as graduate and undergraduate diplomas at Université Grenoble Alpes; a laboratory, the G2Elab and learning/research platforms (PREDIS et MEE).
  • IMAG Building
    The IMAG building regroups means and skills to create a critical mass of knowledge (800 professor-researchers, researchers and doctoral students), improve synergies and ensure a global visibility of Grenoble’s strengths.
  • Inovallée
    With 380 companies – 46% of which are startups – 12,000 jobs, 9,000 researchers, hundreds of patented technologies, and a significant involvement in all main technological challenges, Inovallé is a living demonstration of the success of cross-fertilization. A French “Silicon Valley”!
  • Minatec
    3,000 researchers, 1,200 students, 600 industrials and experts in knowledge transfer, all within 20 ha and close to exceptional infrastructures: MINATEC is an innovation campus unique in Europe, and a world leader in micro- and nanotechnologies.
  • NanoBio
    Thanks to funding from UGA, CNRS, the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region and the national government, The Institute of Molecular Chemistry PCN-ICMG is able to share the resources of its Nanobio chemical platform.