30 September 2015
On September 22nd, the French office of KIC InnoEnergy, located in Grenoble, celebrated its new premises and accelerator space among 145 participants from our regional, national and European ecosystems.
Richard Biagioni, CEO, opened the inauguration event with a speech: he thanked the attendees, presented the core business of KIC InnoEnergy and shared milestones and key figures, both at the French and European levels. Iva Karova, Student at the MSc for Smart Cities, and Christophe Perron, President and Founder of start-up Stimergy, shared their personal experience with KIC InnoEnergy. Closing speeches were delivered by local political representatives, M. Fabrice Hugelé, Vice-President of La Metro* in charge of Economy, Industry, region’s Attractiveness and Tourism, and Mrs Annick Merle, Departmental Councillor in charge of Economy and Digital development.
The event was formalized by a ribbon-cutting ceremony that Pauline Vettier, Marketing and Communication Officer of KIC InnoEnergy France, had the honor of cutting!
The networking cocktail that followed proved the event to be an upbeat, enjoyable one for all attendees. We had the great pleasure of greeting three of our colleagues from EIT Digital France, who came specially from Paris for the occasion, and our colleague Claudio Geyken, Community Officer, who flew in from Barcelona!
Located in the Scientific Polygon, the area of Northern Grenoble characterized by the presence of many scientific research centers, the new premises are now situated on the 2nd floor of the same building, Immeuble L’Alizée. The address therefore remains the same:
32, rue des Berges
38000 Grenoble – France
The new office follows the growth of the company. The space offers 800 m2 and hosts regular selection committees, partners’ meetings, visits of MSc and PhD students, energy workgroups… The premises have been designed to maximize collaboration and exchange:
The new premises also host the first European showroom, that displays technologies from our start-ups (gulplug, Helioslite, Dracula Technologies) and innovation project (S’Tile).
* Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, also called La Metro, is the intercommunal structure gathering the commune of Grenoble in France and some of its suburbs.