On October 9th Alstom and the Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP inaugurated an industrial chair dedicated to hydraulic machines, called "Hydro’Like".
The objective of this chair is to unite the research efforts of a number of academic laboratories in Grenoble and Alstom's global technology centre in order to develop the hydraulic machines of the future. Another goal is to enable the holder of this chair to acquire a worldwide profile in the hydropower field through substantial funding for an ambitious research programme.
"Today, hydropower represents the largest renewable energy source world-wide and has a significant potential for growth, especially in Europe. It is essential that research and development resources are expanded in order to deal with these new demands and remain competitive. The creation of this chair in Grenoble dedicated to hydraulic machines is in line with this", declared Maryse François-Xausa, Alstom's Vice-President for Research and Development and Product Marketing.
"From my arrival, I wanted to build on the scientific and technological capital of Grenoble INP and its associated laboratories to forge partnerships with industry leaders. This new project with Alstom is an important programme for our Institute and the University of Grenoble”, said Brigitte Plateau, General Administrator of the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.
Alstom in Grenoble
Founded in 1917, the Alstom facility in Grenoble covers the entire hydropower value chain, including R&D, sales and marketing, engineering and design, purchasing, manufacturing, project management, installation and commissioning, service and retrofit.There are 850 employees working at the facility in the various departments.
About the Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP
Created in July 2010, the Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP is part of the group Grenoble INP, which comprises six engineering schools. The Foundation proposes a range of innovative personalised sponsorships in line with a development strategy for Grenoble INP structured around three key values: excellence, internationality, social responsibility.
Alice Sertour – Tel.: +33 4 76 39 32 73 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cécile Dodat – Tel.: +33 1 41 49 79 42 - email@example.com
Fondation Partenariale Grenoble INP
Agence Alternative Média : Dominique Marmoud - Tél. : +33 4 76 12 01 33 - firstname.lastname@example.org