Speeding innovation for industry
Manufacturing and retail
The factory of the future (FoF) will be digital, functional, flexible, and profitable, making it a key factor in business performance.
People are at the center of this new breed of factory, starting by making the end customer an integral part of the production cycle. Factory staff will also play a key role, delivering their unique know-how with the assistance of flexible technologies that will make their work both safer and more efficient.
CEA Tech offers a number of solutions for the factory of the future that leverage digital technologies, connectivity, automation, data processing, Big Data, and IoT, driving the new industrial revolution that is now solidly underway.
Researchers at List, a CEA Tech institute, have developed simulation models and tools that leverage electromagnetism to characterize steel. These models and tools will be integrated into the CIVA platform so that they can be used to develop industrial non-destructive testing processes.
Arcure, founded in 2009, develops 3D vision systems for industrial and construction vehicles with the support of List, a CEA Tech institute. The company recently completed its initial public offering. We spoke to List artificial intelligence, language, and vision expert Patrick Sayd, who develops the image-analysis-based pedestrian-detection technology Arcure uses in its products.
Parametric design optimization can improve heat-exchanger performance. A tool suitable for use in industrial environments was developed to address the multi-scale and multi-physics aspects of heat-exchanger design.
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.
The MIRPHAB pilot line is a one-stop-shop for mid-infrared detection technologies. It is available to companies that would like to integrate state-of-the-art chemical sensors into their products.
How to collaborate with the CEA
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.