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....
Internships, PhDs or a post-doctorates at Liten: a springboard towards success
Over 400 doctorate and postdoctoral students have passed through our doors since the creation of the Liten institute in 2004, attracted by the reputation of the institute, its extensive technological facilities as well as the excellent reputation of Grenoble, a major French academic and technological centre. Boasting over 62,000 students, of which around 15% originate from abroad, and 22,000 private/public sector researchers, Grenoble has an excellent reputation for doctorate/post-doctorate education. Liten's technology platforms, are further strengthened by a powerful, local network of scientific facilities, which includes the ESRF, one of the world's most powerful synchrotron sources, and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) a high flux neutron source for spectroscopy.
Doctoral & postdoctoral projects are very often integrated into Liten's strategic R&D programmes - and with 60 % of our current research staff having started their careers at thesis level, the value of these students is clear.
Part of the academic eco-system
Our researchers are present in academic life internationally, participating and managing a wide range of academic events, peer-review committees, contributing to/writing academic books/journals and working with partners to outline international standardization procedures.
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.