Since it was established, the CEA has supported and contributed the companies’ effort for innovation by putting its expertise and technologies at their service.
In the Suppliers area, you will find the CEA’s procurement policy and the possibility to consult and respond to current calls for tenders.
The CEA supports industrial Recognised scientific excellence by doing “technological” research, which is based on fundamental research of excellence in each sector of activity.
Because of the dual engineer/researcher culture at the CEA, companies can access the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge expressed as innovative technological concepts that can be adapted to industrial requirements.The excellence of the CEA’s researchers is acknowledged in France and abroad, as various indicators have shown year after year:
The CEA also has a strong showing among the various awards for innovation won by its researchers: awards from INPI (France’s national intellectual property institute), competitions to assist innovative technology startup companies, French “societal resilience” awards, awards for women in industry (L’Usine nouvelle magazine), etc.
To maintain this level of excellence, the CEA relies particularly on the results of evaluations performed by its two consultancy bodies, the Scientific Council, a statutory body, and the Visiting Committee, a committee of international experts.
Furthermore, the French Agency for the Evaluation of Research & Higher Education (AERES) evaluates all the CEA’s institutes and departments using appropriate procedures.
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.