The INES’s first building on the Savoie Technolac solar and eco-industries technology park opened in 2005. The institute’s expansion will be completed in 2011, at which time it will have 250 employees and a truly European outreach. By 2013, INES will employ more than 500 staff on a 22,000-m² campus.
In November 2009 work began on two new buildings for the INES campus. Construction of a third building will be completed in 2011. These new buildings are:
• LYNX 3, a solar mobility research center that is operational since June 2010;
• PUMA 4, a thin films research center that will be completed by the end of 2010;
• and INES’s flagship building and new headquarters, which will be handed over in 2012.
The INES campus will cover more than 22,000m².