Speeding innovation for industry
CEA Tech across France
CEA Tech works in partnership with businesses to develop innovative processes and advanced technology for industry. The organization’s strategy to open regional branches across France is now underway.
CEA Tech’s regional branches focus mainly on industrial applications for new technologies. The Toulouse center, for instance, tests high-power electronic components. The regional branches are evidence of CEA Tech’s drive to bring targeted technologies and know-how directly to the businesses that need them for their manufacturing projects. “The regional branches were set up to develop specific industrial applications for the technologies developed at CEA labs in the Greater Paris and Grenoble areas,” said Marc Cuzin. “The topics addressed are part of a national roadmap, but they also take into account the industry-specific needs of each region’s economic base.”
A total of nine CEA Tech regional branches are already up and running, and there are four technology showrooms in the regions. An additional seven—on connected objects, energy, collaborative robotics, and more—will open in the coming months.
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.