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....
With more than 50 years of experience taking new technologies from the lab to industry, CEA Tech is poised to drive and coordinate the French government’s innovation-led industrial regeneration policy. With networks spanning the worlds of scientific research and industry, CEA Tech is well-positioned to help France meet its goal of more competitive businesses through higher-quality products.
The plan starts with CEA Tech branch offices in three regions. The mission of these “regional technology-transfer platforms” will be to make French manufacturers more competitive on global markets, using the findings of basic research and making Key Enabling Technologies available to a broad range of industries. And regional SMBs will be the first to benefit.
CEA Tech will coordinate local innovation ecosystems and provide French manufacturers with the innovative technologies they need to develop high-end products and boost their competitiveness through greater added value.
CEA Tech has opened branch offices in Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Nantes, and will step up its activities in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
The regional branch offices will work closely with local stakeholders and the main CEA Tech platforms in Grenoble and Saclay.
Their mission is to:
The regional technology-transfer platforms will disseminate the technological innovations developed at CEA Tech’s main platforms in Grenoble and Saclay in a way that meets the needs of local businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMBs to local sites and subsidiaries of major corporations. The regional offices will play a key role in France’s strategy to boost industrial competitiveness through high added value and enhanced product quality.
Grenoble’s innovation ecosystem is one of the world’s finest. The CEA and its partners have created some 25,000 jobs in the Grenoble area over the past ten years and developed manufacturing activities that today account for around one-third of local GDP.
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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.