CEA (Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission) is a French Government-funded technological Research Organization. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.
The CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
LITEN Institute of CEA including approximately 1,000 staff, works to support the nation’s efforts to diversify its energy mix through more effective use of renewables, in particular to meet energy requirements in transport and housing and to help French businesses gain a competitive edge. Involved in 400 research partnership contracts every year, Liten works hand in hand with French industry.
LETI institute of CEA is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. In addition to Leti’s 1,700 employees, there are more than 250 students involved in research activities, which makes Leti a mainspring of innovation expertise. Leti’s portfolio of 1,880 families of patents helps strengthen the competitiveness of its industrial partners.
DSM (Physical Science Division) of CEA) research teams explore the frontiers of research in physics and chemistry, encompassing four realms of scientific inquiry : the fundamental laws of the Universe, fusion energy, nanoscience and climate science.