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Grenoble, France 21.-23.10.2024

Trade and innovation mission to Grenoble, France

Register by 12 August 2024!


Further information

Mr. Toni Mattila
Head of Chips Campaign, Business Finland
toni.mattila (at)

Ms. Heli Pasanen-Zentz
Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland
heli.pasanen-zentz (at)
+33 7 7636 9834

Ms. Daphne Wang
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland (at)


Join the trade and innovation mission to Grenoble, France on 21-23 October 2024, led by Business Finland's Chips Campaign, for a valuable opportunity to explore the French semiconductor ecosystem and market.

Grenoble is known as the Silicon Valley of France, and it is a pivotal hub for semiconductor technology in Europe. Grenoble is home to key industrial entities and prime research institutions, including the national research center CEA-Leti, STMicroelectronics, Soitec, and Xfab.

Grenoble's reputation as a critical node in the European semiconductor industry is highlighted by its recent significant investments, such as the joint announcement by GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics of a €7.5 billion plan for a new semiconductor factory. Furthermore, the CEA-Leti-led consortium has recently secured a substantial grant from the European Chips Act for developing an FD-SOI technology pilot line serving SMEs.

Preliminary program

Who should attend?

This visit is specially intended for companies and research institutes looking to develop networks in trade and R&D, with a focus on entities engaged in European Chips JU projects. Leaders of regional chips actions and initiatives in Finland are also invited to attend.

What benefits can you expect?

Participating in this visit will provide you with a comprehensive update on the latest sector trends and the chance to build relationships with distinguished companies and organizations pivotal to the industry. Anticipate enriching encounters with industry leaders from CEA-Leti, Teledyne E2V, Lynred, STMicroelectronicse, Xfab and many others.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the landscape that's shaping the future of European semiconductors and to forge alliances that can leverage your company's position within the field.


To cover the costs of arranging the visit to Grenoble during 21-23 October 2024, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.

  • Micro businesses and SMEs: EUR 485 + 25,5% VAT per person
  • Major companies: EUR 570 + 25,5% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation for the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.