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Published on 8 February 2024


​Liten's Ecosystem




GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies) is an alliance of eight institutions established to create new ties between higher education, research, and industry. The idea is to support technological breakthroughs with the capacity to bring value to society and the economy.


An institute of the Carnot Network, ​Carnot Énergies du Futur is dedicated to innovation in low-carbon energy technologies.
Liten and ten other labs in Grenoble and Chambéry are engaged in this institute, which provides companies with R&D services spanning the entire innovation value chain.




INES (France’s national institute for solar energy) is a global leader in R&D and education on advanced solar photovoltaic technologies, their integration into electricity systems, and smart energy management. INES boasts a highly-qualified staff of 500, is home to thirteen Liten labs, and houses one joint research unit affiliated with Savoie Mont-Blanc University. Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, INES brings industrial companies extensive solar photovoltaic know-how from proof of concept to technology transfer.




Since 2019, ITE INES.2S has been recognized as an Institute for Energy Transition (ITE) and has received support from the French government under the Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir. It aims to open up the economic opportunities generated by the development of solar energy to French industry, with one objective: to promote the massive integration of photovoltaic energy and thus contribute to the energy transition:

  • Developing solar technologies adapted to the constraints of their destination/use,
  • Their electrical and digital implementation in systems and networks in the most optimized way,
  • With constant attention to their durability, reliability and economic viability in order to ensure their bankability,
  • Sharing knowledge sharing and training.

Already some fifty associated companies benefit from the institute's research and development work.

Based on the commitment of seven member partners, INES.2S brings together in a consortium the major industrial players in the sector, namely CNR, COLAS, RENAULT and the SME 2CA, the INES PFE training platform, the University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, and the CEA.

The members voted unanimously at the end of 2021 to add two new members to the consortium: DELTA DORE and STEADYSUN.


Energy cluster Tenerrdis' mission is to promote the growth of sustainable business models and the creation of long-lasting jobs in the new energy technology industry. The cluster's initiatives align with the objectives of the energy transition and mobilize all resources (industry, government, academic, and scientific).




AXELERA, the cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, creates value by supporting the emergence of innovative, economically-competitive solutions for industry at the crossroads of chemistry, environmental technology, and energy and promotes the region's ecosystem internationally.