Inac, a joint CEA-UGA research institute, is a major actor in fundamental research on condensed matter, soft matter and cryogenics in Grenoble.
Most of its activities in physics, chemistry and at the interface with biology are included under the banner of nanoscience. It has programmes in several strategic areas: low carbon energy, information technology, heath technology, global defence and security, cryogenics for space, development and use of large facilities. With the advent of nanosciences, the organisation of research within Inac based on decompartmentalizing scientific fields is more relevant than ever: synergies of all kinds are looked into in order to efficiently exploit all properties of matter, at the nanometer scale.
Inac has three major commitments: