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Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (LITEN)

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CEA Tech
Research Center

17, rue des Martyrs
38004 Grenoble


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.

The only European research institute to span the entire value chain from the development of materials to pre-industrialization, Liten’s unique combination of human and technological resources helps its industrial partners achieve competitive advantage through the development of cutting-edge renewable energy, energy efficiency and novel material technology.

The institute builds long-term relationships with its industrial partners that range in size from SMEs to multinationals, in order to develop a wide range of technologies that include the development of new and advanced materials, components as well as the optimization/development of existing or new industrial processes. This privileged relationship with Industry sees us put in place over 400 research contracts a year.

Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (LITEN)

Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (LITEN)

Contact Person
Simon Perraud

is SME contact

Liten operates a number of large-scale, dedicated facilities for R&D in alternative energies and advanced materials.

These technology platforms include

Low carbon energy/clean transport Biomass
Hydrogen production/storage
Fuel Cells
Solar Photovoltaics
Energy Microsources

Energy efficiency/CO2 Electromobility
Thermal Systems
Nanotech/Components Nanocharacterisation
Large surface printed electronics
Nanosafety platform 


At Liten, we are poised to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to major multinationals. Our main facilities in Grenoble and Chambéry, France, are supplemented by regional offices in Bordeaux, Metz, Toulouse, Nantes, Cadarache and Lille, and by experimental technology platforms in Cadarache and Corsica. We offer a flexible range of R&D services that can be tailored to our industrial partners’ specific innovation strategies. Our turnkey services are designed to boost our partners’ competitiveness, with targeted solutions for all stages of technology development, from material characterization and economically-viable components through to complete systems to address the current and future needs of a specific market. Moreover, all our services are provided in an ISO 9001-certified environment with the right systems and resources to ensure confidentiality, cost efficiency, and on-time completion of development projects.​

Service for Industry and SMEs