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....
A major national & international academic network
As well as working closely with Grenoble's energy-oriented academic research labs (SIMAP, LEPMI, Institut Néel, G2Elab, and LEGI, among others as part of the ""Institut Carnot Energies du Futur, Liten has close working relationships with national labs in Bordeaux, Paris, Toulouse, Nancy or Nantes for example. Our European partners include technology research institutes such as Fraunhofer and Helmotz in Germany, VTT in Finland, ENEA in Italy, SINTEF in Norway, EPFL in Switzerland, and TNO and ECN in the Netherlands, among others. All of these partners enjoy strong working relationships with our researchers, resulting in the development of important academic publications. For us at Liten, these partnerships provide valuable opportunities to raise our profile in a given field or acquire new knowledge crucial to our R&D. Much of the R&D we carry out with partners is organized and funded in part through national agencies (ANR, FUI, ADEME) and EU (FP7 and Horizon 2020) programs. Highly exploratory R&D is bolstered via the "Institut Carnot Energies du Futur" programs. Overall, new innovative research accounts for 20% to 25% of Liten's budget.
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.