Strategic cooperation with UGA, CEA and INRIA Grenoble

In a joint German-French research and innovation agenda, France and Germany have set the goal of further expanding and intensifying their collaboration, particularly in the areas of renewable energy and artificial intelligence. In this context, the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) as a center involved in the Helmholtz Energy Research Area, along with the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and CEA Liten in Grenoble, are exploring the potentials of a strategic cooperation between the institutions. The new forward-looking themes build upon a longstanding collaboration in quantum technology between Grenoble and Karlsruhe. Additionally, KIT has been collaborating with UGA for many years in education, offering four dual-degree programs in the fields of physics, electrical engineering and information technology, industrial engineering, as well as computer science.

Promising perspectives for joint research and innovation activities have been identified in artificial intelligence, as well as in energy system design, hydrogen and electrochemical technologies, and battery research. In addition to KIT and UGA, CEA and INRIA can also make significant contributions. The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) was recognized in 2021, along with seven other French universities, under the Excellence Initiative (IDEX).