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MINATEC Campus, Grenoble, France

For the first conference in this series to be held outside of the United States, the organizers have chosen to hold the conference at the MINATEC Campus in Grenoble, France. The campus is home to 2,400 researchers, 1,200 students, and 600 technology transfer experts on a state-of-the-art 20-hectare campus offering 10,000 square meters of clean room space. An international center for micro and nanotechnologies, the MINATEC campus is unlike any other research facility in Europe.


Grenoble is easily accessible from either the Geneva Airport or the Lyons International Airport.

Upon arrival at either airport, bus service is available to transport you to Grenoble.   Most of the recommended hotels are within walking distance (less than 15 min) from the bus station or are on the B-line Tram which stops at the railway station and at MINATEC.

Please note: The bus details below are accurate as of March 2011. Please check the linked websites while making your final arrangements in case there is a late change in the schedule.

From Lyons International: 

Buses Depart for Grenoble every hour every day (including Sundays and bank holidays). Recommended reservation 72 hours before departure.

From Geneva Airport:

The Grenoble-based Semi-Public Company SEM-VFD provides, under the "AEROCAR" trademark, a daily shuttle. Buses leave five times per day every day, and the fee is € 52 round trip. Reservations and details are available.

Please visit the Grenoble Tourist Office for other local information.


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Grenoble is a city in southeastern France that is situated at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains has led to the city being known as the "Capital of Alps."
MINATEC Facility Overhead
MINATEC Facility overhead view.
MINATEC Facility
MINATEC Facility