INES is the reference center in France, and one of the first in Europe, dedicated to research, innovation and training on solar energy. Set up with the support of the Savoie Departmental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, it hosts teams from the CEA and the University
of Savoie, and is supported by the CNRS and the CSTB. INES currently employs 300 staff, a figure that will rise to 500 engineers and scientists, on a 22,000-m² site equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
22,000-m² of laboratories, offices and training rooms
800 professionals trained each year
400 researchers and technicians
200 industrial partners
85 patents pending per year