Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
Our platforms, sophisticated tools for industry & the scientific/technical infrastructure/expertise to overcome technological hurdles
Liten's research teams work across a vast portfolio of renewable energy technologies. Cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies are developed at INES, the French National centre for solar research and R&D with Hydrogen and Biomass activities being managed from the LITEN's main site in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes.
“Radically improving energy efficiency will reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness, lessen exposure to fuel price volatility, increase energy affordability for low-income households and cut local and global pollutants improving consumer welfare” Source OECD Energy report, 2014
From nanosecurity, nanocharacterisation,and anti-counterfeiting technology to the development of advanced materials and point of sale: a comprehensive offering.
Transverse activities help add value to our technology portfolio. An optimised modeling and characterisation model, for example, can help reduce time to market. Browse this section to find out more....
Working with Industry
you outsource your R&D or manage an in-house Research &
Development team, Liten’s scientific teams can help drive your research
projects forward. A unique combination of scientific expertise and
technological infrastructure helps the Liten’s 350 industrial partners
(from SMEs to multinationals) gain competitive advantage.
broad technological scope covers energy efficiency, renewable energy
and material design/development (over 40 individual technological
domains) facilitates the R&D process. The combination of these
different teams, helps us achieve our partners’ research objectives.
Liten’s broad technological scope, from the development of advanced
materials to new renewable energies and money-saving energy efficiency
technologies is further complemented by the technological expertise of
our partner institutes in CEA-Tech. LETI (micro-electronics) and LIST
(software/ICT) can be brought into the development of a project, adding
further value to LITEN’s technological offering
work at every level of the technological value chain, from the
development of new materials, to the manufacture of full-scale
industrial prototypes. This fully integrated approach to R&D helps
us to understand the detail and optimize the development of the
partners’ projects. Click here for more details.
expertise in modeling and characterization plays an important part
in reducing time to market via increased scientific understanding of
materials and reduced R&D times. Similarly, the optimization of
industrial processes can lead to decreased time to market, decreased
production costs and ultimately increased product margins. Whether it’s
via the development of a new material, a new component or the ability to
overcome complex technological issues at the system integration phase,
Liten can help companies get products to market faster.
competition in the global marketplace means that new product
development is vital for companies to maintain/increase market share.
But innovation does not just relate to the discovery of disruptive
technologies that take markets by storm. Whether it is part of a
holistic strategy that sees us working with our partners across all
levels of the product development process, or in selected stages of the
value chain LITEN can play a valuable role in helping companies expand
their product portfolios.
“Organizations can gain competitive advantage only by managing effectively for today while simultaneously creating innovation for tomorrow”
Tushman & Nadler
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.