Cross disciplinary program (CDP) projects

Transformative research projects at the service of interdisciplinarity.
With a total undertaking of 220 million euros, the 17 CDP projects awarded by the Université Grenoble Alpes Excellence Initiative in 2016 and 2017 have made Grenoble a strategic player nationally and internationally in providing solutions to the main issues at the crossroads of challenges in the cultural, social and economic fields, notably:
  • Sustainable society and planet,
  • Health, well-being and technology,
  • Digital technology at the service of humankind and society,
  • Understanding and supporting innovation.
The CDPs help position Grenoble in strategic fields such as quantum engineering, artificial intelligence, information security and personalized medicine.

These resolutely interdisciplinary projects give a leading role to human, political and social sciences with a 30% commitment from the scientific community within these communities. Here again, the CDPs help position Grenoble as a leader in original topics such as the links between beauty and health, research and design, heritage science and environmental modelling.

  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Designing circular industrial systems for the Industry of the Future.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    At the confluence of beauty and health, from molecules to social habits.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Reshaping technologies and social sciences.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    The Grenoble Data Institute project aims to undertake groundbreaking interdisciplinary research focusing on how data change science and society.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    As we face the challenge of climate change, the control of the stochastic production from the renewable energy sources in urban areas challenges the historical - centralized and unidirectional - operation mode of the grids and the relationship of individuals and communities to energy.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    Glyco@Alps explores the fascinating structural diversity and complexity of sugars, including those found in the Alpine biodiversity, and focuses on their exploitation for biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, personalized medicine, materials, environmental sustainability and innovative bio-industries.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Better air quality for better life.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Anticipate and support sustainable transition in nanoelectronic industries.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    From Neurons to Social Cognition in Grenoble: Understanding Brain & Mind with an interdisciplinary perspective
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Explore life on Earth, and beyond?
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Science of heritage: perspectives on cultural artworks.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Grasping the sensorial.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    An ecosystem for quantum technologies.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    Managing risk for a more resilient world.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
    A systems approach to new paradigmsin metabolic and epigenetic regulation.
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  • Cross Disciplinary Program 2016.
    Reconstructing and projecting trajectories of alpine societies and their environment.
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Scientific challenges and social and economic issues targeted

Theme CDP
Sustainable society and planet Glyco@Alps
Eco-SESA
MobilAir
Origin of life
Risk
Trajectories
Digital technology Data Institute
Cybersecurity Institute
Need for IoT
Quantum Engineering
Well-being, health and technology Life
Symer
MobilAir
NeuroCoG
Innovation and organization Circular
Cosmethics
Humanities Patrimalp
Performance Lab
Published on  January 30, 2020
Updated onOctober 7, 2020