4th ENVRI WEEK will be held in Grenoble, France from 15th19th May 2017

What is ENVRI week?

ENVRI week is a week dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures. It is organised twice a year, in November and in May. ENVRI week hosts ENVRIplus project related sessions as well as several other sessions targeting different groups of stakeholders. Next (4th) ENVRI week will be held in Grenoble, France from 15-19 May 2017.




Register to the 4th ENVRI week here



Download agenda for the entire week together with the detailed sessions here.


The ENVRI week will be organised in two locations:

University Grenoble Alpes campus (15-17 May)

IMAG Building
700 avenue Centrale

MINATEC innovation campus (18-19 May)


As part of the 4th ENVRI week, 1st EU Environmental Research Infrastructures–Industry Joint Innovation Partnering Forum will take place in MINATEC innovation campus. This event is an excellent opportunity for European environmental RIs and private industries to explore opportunities for joint innovation projects.

3 parvis Louis Néel



Register to 1st EU Environmental Research Infrastructures–Industry Innovation Partnering Forum here




For the 4th ENVRI week participants, we will organise a possibility to visit ANAEE/LTER France SAJF site (Thu-Fri 18-19 May). You can find more information about this field visit here. Registration through the ENVRI week online form.

Register to SAJF visit here


In addition, the 4th ENVRI week participants will be able to visit Coriolis Platform Hydralab. Visits will be organised on Wed 17th.


Rooms have been pre-registered for ENVRI week participants in hotels next to Grenoble train station and in the city centre. You can register until 31st March 2017 in one of these 5 hotels. After the deadline, rooms availability and price will not be guaranteed. Read more about the hotels and how to book them here.


By plane

There is a shuttle bus service from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Grenoble. Take the bus from the airport (Space “Welcome – The Square” – Level 1) to Grenoble bus station. The journey takes around 1 hour 5 minutes.

There is a shuttle bus service from Geneva Airport to Grenoble. Take the bus from the airport (Level “Arrivals”) to Grenoble bus station. The journey takes around 2 hours 15 minutes. Grenoble bus station is located next to the train station, in the city center.

By train

  • From Paris to Grenoble train station

Grenoble is 3 hours from Paris (train station “Paris Gare de Lyon”) by TGV and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Lyon (train station “Lyon Part Dieu”). Europole hotel 4* and Novotel Grenoble centre 4* are next to the train station. See timetables here.

Local transportation

Grenoble bus station is located next to the train station, in the city center, where also tram B station “Gares” is:

From bus/train station take the tram B in direction “Gières Plaine des sports” to go to hotels (Hotel d’Angleterre 3*, Hotel de l’Europe 3* and Hotel Ibis Grenoble centre Bastille 3*). Hotel Europole 4* and Novotel Grenoble Centre 4* locate in walking distance from the bus/train station. See timetables here.


Tram B line including the ENVRIplus event locations. Click to view in full size.

University Grenoble Alpes campus
From bus/train station take the tram B in direction “Gières plaine des sports” and stop at “Bibliothèques universitaires” station (20 minutes). IMAG building is just a 5-minute walk from the station. When leaving the station, turn right on Avenue Centrale. Turn right at the Diderot University restaurant (but actually you continue to be on Avenue Centrale) and IMAG building will be on your left (N°700), in front of Espace Vie Etudiante (EVE).


University Grenoble Alpes campus and IMAG building. Click to view in full size.

MINATEC innovation campus

In city center, take the tram B Direction “Presqu’île” and stop at “Cité internationale” station (8 minutes). The tram station is in front of the Parvis Louis Néel, you just have to cross the street Felix Escanglon and the Parvis to get to Maison Minatec.


MINATEC innovation campus. Click to view in full size.



Points of interest

Natural History Museum and its Botanical Garden

Grenoble City Centre

Bastille & Cable Car
Social dinner (17 May) will take place at Bastille, accessible by the famous cable car. The view to the city and the surrounding mountains is wonderful! If you prefer to walk up, you can visit Montée Chalemont and Musée Dauphinois on the way.

Grenoble Museum of Art


If you have any questions regarding the 4th ENVRI week logistics, please contact Anaïs Schneider

For ENVRIplus project-related issues, please contact ENVRIplus Project Office or ENVRIplus communications team.

Remember to use #ENVRIweek when tweeting from this event.

See you in Grenoble!


Picture “La bastille de Grenoble” by Vinicius PinheiroCC BY-SA 2.0