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.
In research conducted under the EU PLAT4M project, Leti, a CEA Tech institute, helped develop a new silicon photonics platform addressing optical communications for high-performance computing. The developments will reduce component costs while improving speed and energy consumption.
ISKN, the first B-to-C startup to be spun off by CEA Tech institute Leti, has done very well, with selling more than 3,000 units of its flagship Slate through several distribution channels.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, presented a GaN microdisplay with the highest resolution ever achieved for a 10-micron pixel pitch at Display Week 2017. The advance was made possible by several innovations used in combination.
EU H2020 project RobMoSys will give robotics software development a boost by creating a shared design method and environment.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, leveraged its broad, deep knowledge of printed electronics and plastronics to develop a completely smooth car dashboard demonstrator with no mechanical buttons. The demonstrator was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.
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.