Grenoble INP Pagora CTP centre technique du papier Platform TekLiCell

The Grenoble INP group

« Springboard to the Future »

Grenoble INP Pagora CTP centre technique du papier Platform TekLiCell
The Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP group) is a French establishment for higher education created more than one century ago. Today it groups:
• 6 engineering schools to train engineers ready to take up the great challenges of our companies: Ense3 (Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences ), Ensimag (Computing, Apllied Mathematics, Telecommunications), Esisar (Advanced Systems and Networks), Industrial Engineering (from designing to organisation of production), Pagora (Paper science, Print Media and biomaterials), Phelma (Phisics, Apllied Physics, Electronics and Materials Science);
28 research laboratories of international level, in 6 domains of competences: energy, environment, information and communications, materials, micro and nanotechnologies, systems of production. Five of these laboratories are international (Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, China);
a structure for technological transfers which manages a portfolio of 63 groups of patents, 30 software packages, and 29 « start-ups » created in 10 years.
The Grenoble INP group is a major actor in innovating networks in France and in the world. As a privileged partner, it is one of the mainsprings of the French Research and Development involved in the world-class platforms and centres such as:
• Minatec, the first European innovative centre specialising in micro and nanotechnologies, of which it is founding member,
• The competitiveness clusters Minalogic (micro and nanotechnologies and embedded software packages) and Tenerrdis (renewable energies),
• two Carnot institutes (Energies of the future, and Software packages and intelligent Systems)
• …and a thematic advanced research network (Nanosciences).
Key figures:
• 5,200 students, whose 20% are foreign students
• 1,150 engineer degrees/year and 200 Ph.Ds/year
• 40, 000 holders of diplomas already working in the world
• World-class training and research platforms (CIME-Nanotech, Predis, CremHyg, AIP Primeca...)
• 1,100 personnel
• Consolidated budget: € million 107
• Web site:

Le Centre Technique du Papier

« Innovate for the Future »

Grenoble INP Pagora CTP centre technique du papier Platform TekLiCell
The Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) was created on 1st July 1957 and transformed in Centre Technique Industriel (CTI), state-approved establishment, by ministerial order on June 27th 1962. The purpose of the Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) is to:
• promote the technological development of the Pulp, Paper and Pulp industry, its production and converting, in order to improve its performances, its productivity, its competitiveness in the due respect of the sustainable development requirements;
• to advance scientific and technological knowledge, innovate and transfer to the industry know-how about virgin and recycled raw materials, processes, products and associated services in order to meet better the needs and expectations of markets, namely in terms of suitability of usages, of quality, sustainability, of safety, of health, environment, of energy and cost.

Generating value in the papermaking industry… that is the today's role of the CTP's highly qualified collaborators, engineers, scientists and technicians, expert in industrial research and technological transfers, that enables to give adapted responses to each need and to reinforce the sustainable competitiveness of the enterprises requiring its services. The CTP General Research Programme (GRP) is organised into several large avenues or thematic programmes: Virgin Pulps (InTechFibres); Recycled Fibres; Quality of Products; Sustainable Development (Environment). The CTP's research aims to generate value for its customers through technological innovation. It is led according to the rules of the by-project- management and relies upon monitoring and optimisation of the portfolio of activities.

Techpap SAS, the CTP subsidiary, itself parent company of its American subsidiary Techpap.Inc, whom, both of them market lab or online sensors (from CTP's research mainly, but also from Grenoble INP – Pagora) dedicated to the world papermaking industry.

Key figures:

• Staff: 146 persons, including 7 doctoral students
• Consolidated budget: M€ 13.1 (comprised the Techpap SAS subsidiary)
• CTP :

Grenoble INP – Pagora

« La fibre de l’innovation »

Grenoble INP Pagora CTP centre technique du papier Platform TekLiCell

Grenoble INP-Pagora, the International School of Paper, print media and biomaterials, a school belonging to the Grenoble-INP Group, the largest European training centre for engineers specialising in these sectors. ISO 9001Certified, Pagora trains the future executives of the sectors linked to paper, printing, packaging and to the environment. Its large range of training – comprising the engineer fundamental disciplines and the specific courses corresponding to the area chosen– permanently adapts to the industries needs. The School proposes also a professional degree licence regarding the digital flow management. Pagora forms successfully a part of the engineering students and the vocational degree students in the framework of the apprenticeship programme. The school develops also an international training in collaboration with the European universities. A strong partnership with the industries enables 60 / year students who passed their exams to have access to motivating carriers in France and internationally. The innovative research led by its laboratory (LGP2) improves processes and creation of products meeting new needs, notably environmental ones. An active monitoring on technological advances of these industries is performed by the Cerig cell.

All these activities guarantee a high-tech education.

The LGP2 in brief
The Laboratoire Génie des Procédés Papetiers (LGP2) is a mix research unit (UMR 5518) associating the CNRS, Pagora, Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier.
It comprises 5 research teams: Process chemistry – Paper Chemistry and Environment – Fibre structures physics – Science and graphic techniques – Converting-Biomaterials-Packaging.

Key figures:

• Engineers exams: 60 per year
• staff: 76 including 30 professors/researchers, 35 Ph.Ds
• Consolidated budget: 7.0 M€
• Site web :