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Technological research for the industry

​Learn about the main European bodies and infrastructures to which the CEA contributes in the field of technological research for the industry.

Published on 22 November 2019

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5G Infrastructure Association

The CEA is involved in the 5G infrastructure association, which is a European public-private partnership (PPP) that aims at building a stronger, more competitive and more innovative telecommunications industry by fostering real cooperative ties between all the key players in the industry, research and final users.  The purpose of this partnership is to not only secure European leadership in this field, but also in sectors where there is potential for generating new markets such as smart cities, e-health, smart transport, education and media.

Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems - ARTEMIS-IA

The CEA is a member of the European Technology Platform called ARTEMIS-IA, which promotes research, development and innovation in the field of embedded systems, electronics and software. The main objectives are: construction of an innovation-inducing environment to gain European leadership in the field of embedded intelligent systems; development of SMEs and their potential; definition of a European strategy and priorities; consolidation of the European industry; and alignment of research schedules.

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Big Data Value Association

In the field of big data processing systems, the CEA is a member of the Big Data Value Association that is preparing a new European programme within the scope of a public-private partnership (PPP). The objectives are: boosting competitiveness and securing the industrial leadership of suppliers and users of big data processing services and systems; promoting the professional and private use of these technologies and services; and building a scientific base of excellence in the field.

European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA)

The CEA is a member of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) that drives research, technology development and innovation in the field of advanced manufacturing systems.  The main objective of the association is to promote research on pre-competitive production technologies in Europe through the implementation of a European public-private partnership on "factories of the future". The projects launched under this partnership are cross-border and highly market-oriented. The resulting demonstrators and models will be applied in various manufacturing sectors.

Factories of the Future (FoF)

The CEA is a member of the European Factories of the Future (FoF) public-private partnership, which works to help European manufacturing companies (in particular SMEs) adapt to the strong pressure from global competition by developing the necessary key technologies. The partnership aims to help European industry meet the growing demand for higher-quality, customised, environmentally friendly products that are manufactured with less waste and better use of resources.

European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing (ETP 4 HPC)

The CEA is a very active member of the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC),  which is made up of industrial, academic and research stakeholders. The goal of the platform is to define research priorities and action plans for technological services. It issues a strategic research agenda to assist the European Commission in defining strategic research issues, to better address industrial and societal challenges and thereby facilitate the emergence of European leadership in the field of high-performance computing.

European Robotics Coordination Action (EuRobotics)

In the field of robotics, the CEA is participating in the European Robotics Coordination Action (EuRobotics), which proposes and implements a roadmap for research, technological development and innovation.  Its main objectives are to boost European robotics research and the industrial leadership of the manufacturers, suppliers and users of systems and services that are based on robotic technologies, and to promote the adoption of these technologies and services by professional and private users.

European open source intelligence forum (Eurosint-ASBL)

The purpose of the European Open Source Intelligence Forum, a non-profit association (Eurosint-ASBL), is to facilitate “open-source intelligence” (OSINT) activities of its members and their communication between each other, while preventing the risk of threats to safety and peace.  Specific objectives are to identify methodologies, processes and tools, to encourage pre-competitive research projects, to bring specialists and users together, and to increase opportunities for collaborative work and scientific/technical development.

European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EUROVR)

The CEA is a member of the European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EUROVR), an international non-profit scientific association that brings together manufacturers, SMEs, research institutes, academic institutions, and individual players interested in virtual reality.  Its objectives are to unite national associations, promote excellence, stimulate the development of technologies in various application areas, and facilitate the structuring and integration of research in Europe.

AENEAS - a Nanoelectronics Association

The CEA is a member of AENEAS, an association that promotes nanoelectronic research and development by providing networking opportunities for players in that field.   It provides access to funding for all types of micro- and nanoelectronic R&D. Its objective is to boost European industrial competitiveness along the value chain for electronic components and systems.

NEXUS Association - European network for microsystems

In the field of micro- and nano-technologies, the CEA participates in the NEXUS Association - European Microsystems Network,  which provides networking opportunities through regular strategic meetings, thematic workshops, and other events.  It also publishes strategic reports with analyses on markets, technologies, applications and long-term trends.

Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL JU)

The CEA participates actively in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU), a European public-private partnership that provides funding for research, development and innovation projects.

Shift2Rail joint undertaking

The CEA is a member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership that promotes the introduction of better trains into the market (quieter, more comfortable, etc.) running on an innovative railway network (reliability of the infrastructure, greater capacity to meet a growing demand from passengers, freight, etc.).  All these objectives and technologies are expected to be accomplished by European companies, in order to increase their market penetration.

European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP)

The CEA is a member of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), which aims to raise the sector to a higher level of performance and competitiveness.  To do so, the ECTP analyses the major challenges facing the construction industry in terms of technological development, sustainability and society.

European Technology Platform for Communication Networks and Services (NetWorld2020)

The CEA is a member of the NetWorld2020 – European Technology Platform, which contributes to collaborative European research programmes on wireless mobile or fixed  satellite communication networks.  This platform aims to support the various processes (operational or governmental) to boost the competitiveness of the European economy.

New European Media Initiative – NEM

The CEA participates in the NEM Initiative (New European Media Initiative), which provides support for European activities towards the Future Internet and helps define the associated research and innovation fields.

Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI)

The CEA participates actively in the Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI). The main objective of this initiative is to collaborate with the European information and communication technology (ITC) industry and to advocate for the need for a radical change in connection with the new innovation ecosystem.

European technology platform Photonics21

The CEA is a member of the European Technology Platform Photonics21, which represents the European photonics community of industry and research organisations. The platform was created to better align European research and innovation priorities with manufacturer requirements.  Photonics21 aims to push Europe towards a position of leadership in developing and rolling out photonic technologies in various application areas, such as ICT, lighting, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, safety, and education and training.

European technology platform on smart systems integration - EPoSS

In the field of smart systems, the CEA is involved in the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS), which is a policy-oriented initiative led by manufacturers.  It defines not only the needs in R&D and innovation, but also the policy requirements relative to the integration of smart systems and integrated micro- and nanosystems.

EIT Digital

The CEA is an active member of EIT Digital, which is the knowledge and innovation community (KIC) for innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT). It brings universities, research institutes and companies together.  EIT Digital invests in strategic areas like digital industry, digital city, digital well-being and digital infrastructure.  The CEA is very involved with the colocation centre located in Paris.

Biotechnology for health

European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine - ETPN

In the field of nanomedicine, the CEA is a member of the European Technology Platform for nanomedicine (ETPN). ETPN’s mission is to organise nanomedicine, boost the European scientific position in terms of bringing new medical treatments to patients, and to make prevention and early detection feasible.

EIT Health

The CEA is a very active member of EIT Health that brings universities, research institutes and companies together for innovation in health technologies.  EIT Health fosters entrepreneurship and innovates to improve Europe’s health services and quality of life.  The CEA is particularly active in the French colocation centre located in Paris.