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Published on 31 July 2020


​Liten's Ecosystem




GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies) is an alliance of eight institutions established to create new ties between higher education, research, and industry. The idea is to support technological breakthroughs with the capacity to bring value to society and the economy.


An institute of the Carnot Network, ​Carnot Énergies du futur is dedicated to innovation in low-carbon energy technologies.
Liten and ten other labs in Grenoble and Chambéry are engaged in this institute, which provides companies with R&D services spanning the entire innovation value chain.




INES (France’s national institute for solar energy) is a global leader in R&D and education on advanced solar photovoltaic technologies, their integration into electricity systems, and smart energy management. INES boasts a highly-qualified staff of 500, is home to thirteen Liten labs, and houses one joint research unit affiliated with Savoie Mont-Blanc University. Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, INES brings industrial companies extensive solar photovoltaic know-how from proof of concept to technology transfer.




Spearheaded by the CEA, INES.2S is an institute for the energy transition established to support the development of a solar photovoltaic integration market in France as outlined in the nation's energy policy. INES.2S receives funding from the French government through instruments established under the national economic stimulus program.

The founding partners of INES.2S include companies 2CA, CNR, COLAS, and Renault. The idea is to engage in multi-partner R&D projects and roll out education and training programs through the PFE training center and Savoie Mont-Blanc University to support the massive rollout of PV.


Energy cluster Tenerrdis' mission is to promote the growth of sustainable business models and the creation of long-lasting jobs in the new energy technology industry. The cluster's initiatives align with the objectives of the energy transition and mobilize all resources (industry, government, academic, and scientific).




AXELERA, the cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, creates value by supporting the emergence of innovative, economically-competitive solutions for industry at the crossroads of chemistry, environmental technology, and energy and promotes the region's ecosystem internationally.