Centre National de Recherche en Énergie Solaire
Crédits : CEA / P.Avavian

Research & Innovation

Redesigning the future for energy transition

INES is a world leader in research and development for advanced photovoltaic solar technologies, their integration into electrical systems and intelligent energy management.

The institute integrates CEA laboratories and joint research units from the University of Savoie Mont Blanc-CNRS that bring their expertise to the industry, from proof of concept to technology transfer.

We bring research projects from the idea to the industry

INES is an innovation facilitator. It enables the successful transition from the laboratory to the marketable product or service.

Thanks to its employees, 50% of whom come from research and 50% from industry, equipped with exceptional infrastructures, the institute conducts research up to the industrial pilot scale, a step that is often crucial to bring technologies to maturity and demonstrate their bankability.

The INES brings together 14 laboratories on 22,000 m2 of tertiary and technical premises.

Tailor-made research: we support your projects

The INES co-builds your technological roadmap to bring innovation from TRL 3 to TRL 7.

Start-ups, SMEs and large companies call on us to succeed in their technological and innovation challenges:

  • from the specific study to understand or to check,
  • to a full partnership over the long term.

Collaborative research: benefit from our network ecosystem

INES is at the heart of the European solar and energy transition ecosystem.

Becoming a partner means working alongside relevant consortia to win European-funded projects, and belonging to a qualified network to succeed in new markets.

Do you have innovation challenges and would like to benefit from our research and development skills?

  • Breaking the scientific and technical locks
  • Carry out proofs of concept, prototypes, demonstrators
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Technology transfer
  • Preparing and guiding industrialization
  • Train and help your teams to improve their skills
  • Share knowledge, promote your technologies

Need our expertise?

Contact the R&D department

Our challenges are yours

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