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....
At Liten, we are poised to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to major multinationals. Our main facilities in Grenoble and Chambéry, France, are supplemented by regional offices in Bordeaux, Metz, Toulouse, Nantes, Cadarache and Lille, and by experimental technology platforms in Cadarache and Corsica. We offer a flexible range of R&D services that can be tailored to our industrial partners’ specific innovation strategies. Our turnkey services are designed to boost our partners’ competitiveness, with targeted solutions for all stages of technology development, from material characterization and economically-viable components through to complete systems to address the current and future needs of a specific market. Moreover, all our services are provided in an ISO 9001-certified environment with the right systems and resources to ensure confidentiality, cost efficiency, and on-time completion of development projects.
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.