Speeding innovation for industry
Article | Internet of things
Manufacturing and retail
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making headway in the supply chain industry, gradually reducing the number of middlemen between manufacturer and customer. This is creating new challenges like product traceability from design to use, personalized customer service, more efficient shipping, and smart inventory management. These challenges are compounded by harsh environmental requirements.
CEA Tech’s research covers all these issues, with key technologies like RFID tags to track and locate products, flexible electronics for smart warehouse and POS shelving capabilities, image analysis systems for automated inventory, collaborative robots to make product handling safer and easier, battery systems for electric vehicles, and advanced software for more efficient processes.
A method based on a model of human memory has made it possible for neural networks to learn incrementally. This advance will open the door to new possibilities in the field of autonomous systems.
Connecting Food and List, a CEA Tech institute, have joined forces to improve quality control in the food manufacturing industry. Their solution, which leverages blockchain technology, can certify the monitoring of products from the production line to the consumer’s refrigerator.
How to collaborate with the CEA Tech.
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.