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Grenoble, 5ème ville la plus innovante selon Forbes

Forbes magazine releases this month the list of ten most innovative cities. Grenoble is rankes fourth and is the only French city in this list.

The ranking is done according to «patent intensity», meaning a calculation on number of patents in comparison with the city population. Eindhoven heads the ranking with patents 22.58  for 10 000 inhabitants. With a 6.for3 index  10 000 inhabitants, Grenoble ranks fifth just behind Eindhoven (Netherland), San Diego (United States), San Francisco (United States) et Malmo (Sweden).

For Bref Rhône-Alpes magazine, this recognition is linked to the presence of Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternative (CEA). This structure is the second patent applicant in France in 2012. A great recognition for the Isère main city.

Sources: and Bref Rhône-Alpes 2128

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