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CES 2020 : CEA to exhibit at CES Las Vegas on January 7–10
Creating successful, long-lasting startups to bring our technologies to the market is one of our core missions.
For more than 20 years the CEA has pursued an active startup policy that has earned the organization recognition for its support for new tech companies. Today, startups—the right choice for disruptive, high-risk technologies that address emerging market segments—are a key pillar of the CEA’s technology transfer strategy.
is bringing precision GNSS to the mass market. We customize our antenna
designs to meet specific requirements (radiation pattern, frequency,
antenna placement), and then license these turnkey designs out to
manufacturers. Our designs are backed by product integration support
Multi-frequency GNSS is a stand-alone precision geolocation solution, makingit
an effective response to mobility-related needs, from ADAS and asset
tracking, to free-floating shared vehicles and driverless cars. Anteneo
takes the headaches out of antenna integration, one of the major hurdles
to the widespread adoption of highprecision GNSS.
is present in Grenoble, France (technology and application
development), Limoges, France (manufacturing), and Asia (sales and
application support). The company offers its customers a complete
solution from a single provider.The company plans to leverage its
strong know-how of sensor technology to become the leading provider of
printed-electronicsbased optoelectronic systems and also complete
large-area-imagesensor solutions for the markets the company serves.
sensor system can be built on a plastic substrate, which means that the
product can be shaped to facilitate integration into a variety of
products. This makes it ideal for mobility applications that require
authentication with a high degree of security. These include smartphones
and mobile police scanners, automotive systems, ID verification for
electric bike or scooter solutions, and more.
Combustion Engines (ICE) have been at the center of human mobility for
more than a century with a lot of improvements. But today we enter a new
age of motorisation based on batteries or fuel cells and electric
motors, coming back at the first ages of automobile. Lithium batteries
or Fuel cells are seen as the two best competitors to power these new
cars but they are lacking in power and suffer from safety or
environmental issues.NAWACAPs, in combination with a battery or fuel cell will play therole of a double “turbo” in an ICE, harvesting energy and providing aboost of power.The
performance of our NAWACAP cells makes it easier to integrate into a
hybrid system with no need for DC/DC converters. It opens new ways to
optimize power and energy and can double/triple a vehicle’s range and
the lifetime while reducing the size/weight of the main battery pack.The
manufacturing and use of NAWACap cells is better for the environment as
well, reducing battery sizes, thus loading and mining issues, recycling
combination of a NAWACAP cell and a lithium-ion battery or fuel cell
can, today, trickle down across many mobility sectors, from E-bikes to
Urban Transportation. Fast recharge, better energy management, KERS
(Kinetic Energy Recovery System), decentralised power will benefit from
NAWACAPcells. As well as greatly improving the overall life of the
system and its ability to recover energy, this ‘hybrid’ battery has the
potential to be lighter and more compact, improving range and efficiency
users will only need a single multiport charger for all of their
electronic devices, the EnergySaver 100. This pocketsized USB charger is
compact enough to go anywhere, even overseas (no international plug
adapter required). TheEnergySaver 100 will help reduce the amount of electronic waste and lower energy spending worldwide.
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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.