From research to industry
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
Discover the main research areas on which the CEA works.
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The CEA publishes various scientific and technical periodicals and videos. Through them, you can discover the CEA’s major research topics and the latest technological innovations produced by its laboratories.
Learn about the main European bodies and infrastructures to which the CEA contributes in the field of the climate and the environment.
The CEA is a member of
A.SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry Through Resource and Energy Efficiency), a European association committed to reducing the use of fossil fuels and non-renewable raw materials.
The CEA is one of the founding members of
EIT Raw materials. This KIC was created under the impetus of the
European Institute of Technology (EIT). The strategy of KIC Raw Materials is to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainable energy. It focuses on three key areas of innovation: 1) education by developing and financing initial and vocational training; 2) support and investment in start-ups to develop sustainable businesses; and 3) funding of collaborative European projects driving innovation and leading to commercially viable outcomes with return on investment for KIC Raw materials. KIC Raw Materials has six different centres throughout Europe, each focusing on a different theme. The CEA is highly involved in the Franco-German colocation centre in Metz, which deals with issues such as substitution, efficient processes for the resources, and recycling of strategic metals.
The CEA contributes to the working groups of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) constitute a new approach in European research and innovation. EIPs are focused on finding solutions for challenges, on the benefits for society and on modernising sectors rapidly; they streamline, simplify and coordinate the existing initiatives more effectively, supplementing with new actions if necessary. This should enable the partners to cooperate more easily and obtain better, faster results than those they are able to obtain using already existing resources. Consequently, they rely on the tools and actions that are already applicable and, when justifiable, they integrate them into a single, consistent legal framework.
The CEA is an active member of the
PROMETIA Association, which aims to build a European research and development network on ore processing and extractive metallurgy for the upgrading of primary and secondary resources.
The CEA is a founding member of the
Climate KIC, which promotes innovation to address climate change. The Climate KIC brings universities, research institutes and businesses together. The CEA plays a particularly active role within the French colocation centre in Paris.
The CEA is a member of the
Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a warning network for earthquake analysis and rapid information. The EMSC works to integrate the Euro-Mediterranean community in this field.
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.