Speeding innovation for industry
Ermes Electronics brings electronic intelligence into radioactive environments with its line of highly resistant cameras, dosimeters, processors, and transmitters.
Depending on the product line, Ermes Electronics instruments can withstand exposure to radiation of anywhere from 500 Gy to over a million Gy, making them suitable for nuclear plant hot zones where they help ensure more reliable processes, greater automation, and less human intervention. Many of the company’s systems are unrivalled internationally: in 2014 the startup won a Japanese bid for site work at Fukushima. Originally a subcontractor, in 2012 Ermes Electronics decided to start engineering its own products, allocating more than 25% of its revenue to R&D. A joint laboratory was established with List in 2013 to develop cameras, dosimeters, and calculation solutions based on smart processors and communication systems. The company is riding the wave of its technological lead, marketing its products to corporate customers like Areva, EDF, Toshiba, and Comex Nucléaire.
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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.