CEA Tech expands westward
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 3 December 2012
CEA Tech, the CEA’s Technology Research Division, will open sites in three cities in western France—Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Nantes—in early 2013. Initially, between six and eight people will staff each site to help local businesses enhance their existing products and services through innovation. CEA Tech’s support will involve joint R&D agreements whereby the businesses can use CEA Tech’s regional research and technology transfer facilities, with the back-up of the home sites in Grenoble and Saclay.
CEA Tech is expanding into western France at the impetus of the French Prime Minister, who announced that quality is one of the keys to ensuring competitiveness and turning the country’s manufacturing economy around. These new sites will be used to test what could be a broader initiative to open CEA Tech offices across the country.