Atos inaugurates its new Grenoble campus and its R&D center

Atos inaugurates its Iseran campus, in Echirolles (Isère), the second most important site for Atos in France but also a reference research and development (R&D) center in Europe. Present in the energy, high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors, this new 19,200m² site brings together the 1,000 Atos employees, previously based on a site in Grenoble and the historical site of Echirolles. With a capacity of up to 1,320 people, the site will be able to accommodate the 250 recruitments planned for 2023.

An artificial intelligence skills center

With the renewal of its site, Atos reinforces its innovation strategy thanks to its European center of competence in R&D to promote local excellence on an international scale. Subsidized by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and by Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, this center and its 300 employees are largely dedicated to Artificial Intelligence. Atos teams are already partners of the MIAI@Grenoble Alpes program of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Grenoble (3IA), certified by the State, with priority applications in health, the environment and energy.

A site committed to decarbonization

Through its design and the work of its R&D center, the site actively participates in the CSR and decarbonization strategy of the Atos group. Holder of the EFFINERGIE 2013+ label, the building meets all the new insulation standards, has nearly 500m² of photovoltaic panels and reuses the heat from the servers. The R&D center is already working on several energy consumption reduction projects, for example a building data aggregation project to improve the site’s energy consumption or a footprint monitoring and reduction project. carbon of IT using AI and lowtechs. Activities at the service of international customers Worldgrid’s activities address energy operators in water, wind, electricity, oil and gas, with solutions ranging from the maintenance of critical infrastructures to the real-time operation of distributed intelligent networks.

The site’s HPC and IA teams address critical issues for state sovereignty in the current race for computing power, the development of AI algorithms and the energy optimization of these technologies.

Finally, the site also brings together teams specializing in the cloud and cybersecurity as well as the Technical Services entity which supports the digital transformation of manufacturers and organizations in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

During the inauguration ceremony in the presence of Catherine Staron, Vice-president Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, delegate for higher education, research and innovation, Guy Jullien, Vice-president Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, in charge of the economy, industry and economic resilience, Renzo Sulli, Mayor of Echirolles and Steven Perron, Founding Chairman of Foncière Magellan, Atos management recalled its regional roots and commitment.

Yannick Tricaud, General Manager Southern Europe, Atos commented “The Iseran campus is part of the GrandAlpe project and the revitalization of the south of Grenoble, to which we are contributing with this site imbued with innovation and technological expertise. Now the Group’s 2nd largest site in France, it is proof of Atos’ anchorage in the Region and the Metropolis. Our 1,000 employees are at the heart of French sovereignty issues, both economic and industrial, by developing tomorrow’s technologies in the energy sector, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. These fast-growing sectors are a lever for economic development and international influence for Atos, the Region and the Metropolis. »

Catherine Staron, Vice-President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region recalls that: “Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is France’s leading industrial region and one of the most efficient in Europe in terms of research and innovation. The Atos Iseran campus is the group’s center of excellence in research, particularly in artificial intelligence. By supporting it, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is thus helping to strengthen the regional ecosystem and the company’s links with our academic players. It is therefore a major asset, which contributes greatly to the policy carried out with the President of the Region Laurent Wauquiez in terms of relocation, reindustrialization and technological and economic sovereignty. »

Christophe Ferrari, President of Grenoble Alpes Métropole also commented: “We are proud to welcome the new Atos campus within the GrandAlpe urban project. This is a global giant of digital services which confirms its presence in our territory. And beyond the technological solutions and innovations that Atos creates, it is also a breeding ground for jobs, which further reinforces the metropolitan trademark in this area: a territory of talent, diversified industries, in a territory that so diverse and where life is good. The arrival of Atos participates in the vivification and the metamorphosis of the GrandAlpe sector, which hosts jobs, activity, housing, with the support and the metropolitan impetus. We are very happy to have accompanied Atos in this new adventure. May their location satisfy them in the midst of our settings. I would like to thank them for their trust, for their choice of our conurbation and of GrandAlpe, which is also part of the RER service project in the Grenoble area. »

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Atos inaugurates its new Grenoble campus and its R&D center


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