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....
How we work with our industrial partners
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 Le
Bourget-du-Lac (near Chambéry), France, are supplemented by regional
offices in Bordeaux, Metz, Toulouse, Nantes, and Cadarache, 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
Choose from four types of partnership
A bespoke offering
Liten’s network comprises over 350
industrial partners spanning a wide variety of business types, from
small start-ups to major multinationals (40% blue chip/60% SME split).
Our business interests in Asia and North America are supported by CEA
Tech’s satellite offices in these countries which help promote our
activities and support our 145 international clients. Links with
industry are further strengthened via Liten’s own network of start-ups . Four start-ups have been created
since the Liten’s inception in 2007 with three future companies
currently in the incubation pipeline.
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.