In the heart of the French Alps


Grenoble. P.Avavian
EUSJA journalists are invited to Grenoble, the largest urban area in the French Alps and the leading research centre in France outside Paris. The EUSJA study trip in October will show the diversity of Grenoble’s scientific activity – from molecular biology and ecology to magnetism and nanotechnology. The trip is organized within the context of GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies). GIANT is a partnership between eight institutions which is forging dynamic new links between research and industry to foster the technological breakthroughs of the future.

GIANT’s founding members:
From the academic world – Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble EM), Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and the University Joseph Fourier (UJF)
Major French research institutions – CEA and CNRS
Leading European laboratories – the ESRF light source, the ILL neutron source and the EMBL for molecular biology.
The aim of the GIANT project is to respond to major challenges confronting our society today:
– Communication technologies
– Renewenable energies and environmental problems
– Bioscience and healthcare
We have 20 invitations for 3 days study trip (23-25 of October): starts in the morning of 23-th, ends after lunch at 25-th, arrival at 22-th, is possible to stay in the hotel also Friday night. A draft programme has been sent to national associations. The organizers will cover an accommodation and meal. The journalists have to take care of their travelling to and from Grenoble. The applications (name, media, e-mail, mobile) must be sent as usual via national associations. The deadline is July 28.

About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival