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The pandemic affecting France for a year now has led public and private stakeholders to take action in line with their possibilities and skills. The CEA’s status in the field of research and innovation in France, its proximity with State public safety issues and its unique working environment have enabled it to react quickly across the board. During this year, investment in science has been significant and efforts have been sustained. In connection with the imperatives of the pandemic, the society’s needs have evolved. A new way of working has been implemented. Discover in this document "The CEA and Covid-19 Resilience and responsiveness" the CEA’s unique contribution within the country’s efforts.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we work and reminded us of three fundamentals principles for maintaining a prosperous society:
Driven by the urgency of the pandemic, the CEA quickly mobilised its teams and resources to first support the professionals working on the front line to fight the virus. Discover few examples which highlight both the CEA’s solidarity and its ability to rapidly redirect its efforts where needed.
The CEA has a long history of being able to rapidly propose solutions that better society in one way or another. This is because of the close proximitybetween its researchers focused on technical innovations and those exploring the more fundamental mechanisms of nature. Few examples illustrate just how much this fundamental research needs time and cutting-edge equipment for ideas to mature and make knowledge available in times of crisis.
Taking advantage of the French economic recovery plan and the focus on hydrogen as an energy vector, the CEA continued its research pushing to develop the large-scale production of hydrogen in France which brings together industry and institutional stakeholders.
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.