Light materials for Electric vehicles

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)




Grenoble / Paris

Year of Foundation


CEA is a French research and-technology organisation with activities in energy, information technology, healthcare, defence and security. CEA-Tech, one of CEA’s divisions, focuses on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to industrial partners and owns more than 2,200 patent families. It employs 4,500 scientists and engineers including 300 Ph.D. students and 300 assignees from partner companies. CEA has an experience of more than 10 years in the field of TOLAE activities. The Printed Devices lab, with a team of more than 50 persons devoted to printing process development for organic devices (piezoelectric transducers, OTFT, sensors & actuators), ink formulation, organic device modelling and simulation and device characterisation and reliability operates the French printing pilot platform PICTIC. The printed devices lab already developed strong expertise through the development of printed organic complementary TFT technologies in the frame of the FP7 COSMIC that successfully demonstrated several printed circuits. The printed devices lab is strongly invested in the development of printed reliable TFT matrix, in particular through its activities in the Horizon 2020 ATLASS. From 2010, CEA has been developing high skills and knowhow on other printed devices, in particular on PVDF-based transducers. CEA flexible haptic prototypes have been demonstrated and integrated in plastic moulds for automotive dashboard (HAPPINESS project). CEA is also the coordinator of several ongoing Horizon 2020 projects dedicated to flexible electronics (PRESTIGE, SMARTEES, LORIX, PYCSEL).

ROLE In the project

CEA will be involved in the demonstrator development, materials design and development, as well as structural integrity and long service-life reliability, in the integration actions of printed and nonprinted sensors and transducers on the cell modules in the battery box set use-case (Demo 2).


Antoine Latour

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