CEA is a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. It will be involved in INSPEX through the CEA-LETI institute from the Technological Research Division (DRT). Nearly 1,700 persons are serving innovation and transfer of technology in key domains such as ICT, wireless communications, security, usage of new technologies, etc. More than 85% of CEA-LETI activity is dedicated to research finalised with external partners. CEA-LETI secures more than 170 patents every year and nearly thirty high-technology start-ups have been founded. CEA-LETI contributes towards many EC projects in the area of Internet of Things and Smart ICT services (SENSEI (coordinator), IOT-A, SMAT-SANTANDER, BUTLER (technical coordination), OUTSMART, ClouT (coordinator), Organicity, Festival) and smart buildings (SCUBA, TOPAs) and UWB technologies (EUWB, SELECT).
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.