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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy
Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation
in four main areas:
on its widely acknowledged expertise, the CEA actively participates in
collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial
partners.The CEA is established in nine centers spread throughout
France. It works in partnership with many other research bodies, local
authorities and universities. Within this context, the CEA is a
stakeholder in a series of national alliances set up to coordinate
French research in energy (ANCRE), life sciences and health (AVIESAN),
digital science and technology (ALLISTENE), environmental sciences
(AllEnvi) and human and social sciences (ATHENA).
as an expert in its areas of skill, the CEA is actively involved in the
European Research Area and its international presence is constantly
According to the Clarivate 2019 ranking, the CEA is the first French research organisation, in terms of number of patents filed in France and Europe.
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.