innovation for industry
Success | Micro-nanotechnologies
eLichens sensors are miniaturized, connected, powerful, and ultra-energy-efficient, making them ideal for hyper-local air quality monitoring in residential and commercial buildings.
eLichens worked with Leti to develop a particularly innovative NDIR (nondispersive infrared detector) CO2 and CH4 sensor that is six times smaller than its direct competitors, uses ten times less energy, and is drift-proof throughout the product lifetime. The sensors, when used with eLichens' data fusion and analysis software, form a complete and connected air quality monitoring solution that can be implemented at a variety of scales, from workshops and factories to neighborhoods and entire cities.
eLichens sells its products to systems integrators on the industrial security, HVAC, smart city, home automation, gas leak detection, and automotive cabin air quality monitoring markets.
The company has a portfolio of 30 patents and a joint lab with Leti, where it conducts research and development to maintain—and lengthen—its technological lead.
Resources and skills
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.