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Your preferred energy R&D partner


Published on 30 May 2024

Did you know?​​​

The CEA is France’s highest-ranked organization in the ​Cla​rivate ​Top 100 Global Innovators™ ranking of more than 3,000 companies and research organizations. The ranking is based on criteria like patents filed and granted and international reach and influence. The CEA made the ranking for the twelfth year in a row in 2024, coming in 31st worldwide.

Your preferred energy R&D partner​

​When you work with CEA-Liten, you partner with one of the only research organizations in Europe to cover the entire new energy technology value chain, from developing materials to scaling new concepts up for manufacturing. As an active participant in multi-partner research projects at the French and European levels, we have cultivated strong relationships with other research organizations and institutions and built a wide ecosystem of partner companies. Our role in these projects has also positioned us to help shape research policy and drive innovation. ​

As a leading European research organization, we have direct access to European policymakers, public-private partnerships, and R&D resources. To date, we have initiated or participated in more than 100 EU research projects on materials and technologies for energy. ​

Our strong collaborations with partner companies of all sizes—resulting in nearly 400 R&D contracts each year—have enabled us to develop a broad portfolio of technologies. Every one of these projects is an opportunity for us to innovate and to push back the limits of what is possible in energy, energy efficiency, and the circular economy.

We are committed to bringing our partners deep know-how spanning multiple industries and an integrated component-to-system approach. In addition to immediate access to our expertise, our partners can also leverage our portfolio of patents—one of our key differentiators when it comes to overcoming technological roadblocks and bringing new technologies from the lab to the market quickly and efficiently.


Why you should trust CEA-Liten with your R&D​​

​​At CEA-Liten, we work with you to understand your objectives and develop a project roadmap that aligns with them. Our partnership begins by determining the exact deliverables, budget, and schedule. These parameters, as well as how any intellectual property generated will be managed, are clearly laid out in our contract. Partnerships can run from several months to several years, depending on the needs of your project. ​

​​​​The three pillars of our successful partnerships:​

  • 1,000 experts who bring the knowledge they have acquired in multiple disciplines and industries (energy, automotive, aeronautics, and more) to your project.​
  • 1​2 state-of-the-art R&D platforms with the necessary equipment to test and scale up new products and processes.

  • Access to a portfolio of more than 1,700 patents.>
Because we are ISO 50001 certified, you can rest assured that your project will be managed to the highest professional standards. Finally, as a CEA-Liten partner, you become part of a vast ecosystem of academic, industrial, and government stakeholders.​

​Did you know? If new intellectual property such as a patent is produced as a result of your project, you can opt for an exclusive license for your product and market.​​