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Win-win, longterm relationships with academic partners

Working with Academia

Published on 7 May 2019

Liten's mandate is centred on applied research and has a unique positioning which allows it to play an important role as an interface between fundamental research and academia on the one hand and technological transfer towards industry on the other.  Via a complementary approach to scientific development, Liten collaborates on important scientific projects with academic partners, resulting in longterm, mutually beneficial relationships.

Research & Development activities:

In order to bridge the gap between fundemental research and technology transfer, Liten's core research activities take place between technology readiness levels (TRL) 4-6 complementing the activities of academic laboratories. However, many of Liten's teams are also involved, to some extent, in more basic research, (TRL 2-3). This comprehensive coverage of the technology development chain allows Litens' research teams to establish fruitful relationships with academia and allow them to join forces and share skills and scientific infrastructure.

Liten’s approach relies on a multi-disciplinary/multi-scale approach spanning the entire technology development chain, from early-stage applied research through to technology transfer as well as the entire value chain from materials, components to customized prototyping. At each step, scientific collaboration is welcomed. 

Academic partners who work with Liten are welcome to benefit from an offering that combines scientific expertise as well as a range of  comprehensive technological facilities for renewable energies, energy efficiency and advanced materials. 

Evidence of our strong alliance with academia can be seen in our publication portfolio and PhD programme with 55% of scientific authors and 80% of PhD supervisors originating from academic backgrounds.



Key areas of interest include:

  • Material synthesis and processing
  • Component manufacturing
  • Tests, Characterizations and modeling
  • System integration
  • Design and manufacture of proof of concept prototypes
  • Process upscaling
  • Lifecycle analysis, techno-economical assessment, safety analysis