The Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics is, as assessed in 2015, “a world-class institute producing fundamental and multidisciplinary research with a real willingness to valorize important findings through both relevant partnerships with industry/technology developers and the creation of start ups.”*
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Inac develop research partnerships with a wide panel of industrial partners, including the 6 start ups created from Inac IP since 2011, and other small or large companies. Each year, Inac teams add typically 20 new patents to our IP portfolio.
Inac welcome relevant partnership with industry. Feel free to contact us to explore research and innovation opportunities.
Inac offers state of the art research facilities, such as a 700 m2 clean room (the PTA), the world class Minatec nanocharacterization facility (PFNC), proof of concept facilities for photovoltaic and batteries (Hybriden), or 2D and 3D bioinspired nanostructures (Biomade), or unique cryogenic test facilities. These are opened to industrial partners. Feel free to enquire, we will be happy to assess how we can help you.
Inac, a joint CEA -Université Grenoble Alpes research Institute, includes 5 labs - Mem, Pheliqs, Sbt, Spintec, Symmes – each joint research units between CEA and UGA, Spintec and Symmes are also with CNRS. Inac staff amounts to 460 peoples from CEA, CNRS and Grenoble University, including 110 PhDs students and 60 post docs.
* Report from the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) visiting committee in 2015.
PTA - Upstream Technology Facility
The PTA is a 1000 class clean room resulting from the pooling of technical and human resources of INAC and LTM (Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microélectronique du CNRS, UJF et INP). The clean room extends over 700 m2, 350 m² on CEA site and 350 m² in the Grenoble INP site, within the CIME clean room (InterUniversity MicroElectronics and nanotechnologies Centre).
PFNC - Center for nanoscale characterization
The PFNC offers 3,000 square meters of space outfitted with around 40 pieces of world-class nanocharacterization equipment run by 90 researchers and technicians, making it unlike any other center in Europe. It is jointly operated by CEA Grenoble institutes Leti, Liten, and Inac.
PFNC offers expertise in x-ray analysis, electronic and near-field microscopy, Ion bean analysis, surface analysis, specimen preparation, scanning probe and magnetic resonance.
400 W at 1.8 K test facility
Advanced cryostats down to 30 mK
Hybriden - Energy platform
Proof of concept for Energy
Photovoltaïcs and electrochemical storage
470 personnels dont 270 permanents
5 services et 25 laboratoires
20 brevets par an
Une start-up par an
30 projets de recherche collaboratifs européens en cours