Facts and Figures
CEA in figures
- 10 research centres
- 15 867 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff
- 45 joint research units (UMR)
- 55 framework agreements with universities and schools
- More than 650 priority patents filed
- 26 Equipex (facilities of excellence)
- 16 Labex (Laboratories of excellence)
- About 150 start-ups since since 1984 in the innovative technologies sector
- 4,3 billion euros budget
- More than 530 European projects obtained with CEA participation under the European FP7 since 2007
Annual and financial reports 2011
What does the CEA do?
The CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
How many people work for the CEA?
The total CEA workforce consisted of 15 867 employees. Across the whole of the CEA (including both civilian and military research), there were 1,488 PhD students and 287 post-docs.
Where does the CEA get its funding?
The civilian programs of the CEA received 49% of their funding from the French government, and 30% from external sources (partner companies and the European Union).
What is the budget of the CEA?
The CEA had a budget of 4,3 billion euros.
Where is the CEA located?
The CEA is based in ten research centers in France, each specializing in specific fields. The laboratories are located in the Paris region, the Rhône-Alpes, the Rhône valley, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Aquitaine, Central France and Burgundy. The CEA benefits from the strong regional identities of these laboratories and the partnerships forged with other research centers, local authorities and universities.