About us

About us

Tec21 is the laboratoire d'excellence for mechanical and process engineering.

Our scientific community regroups 7 research laboratories located in Grenoble (France), and is financed by the French government as part of its "investissement d'avenir" (investment for the future) programme since 2012.

We develop research and education activities as well as collaborations with industrial partners. Our goal is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to science and strenghten the connexions between research and applications through education, for a greater socio-economic impact.

We believe that working together towards an innovative multidisciplinary approach to science is essential to tackle challenging questions, as well as to develop new solutions for engineering applications.


7 research laboratories
250 permanent researchers and technicians

Since 2012:

40 PhD projects funded
30 post-doc projects funded
30 foreign visitors welcomed
45 master scholaships granted
40 internships funded
4 winter schools organised
Total investment: 6.5 M€

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