France / 16 000 employees
The CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) is a French Governmental Research Organisation (15000 employees) devoted to both fundamental and industrial R&D. 4 different departments of CEA will be involved in HYDROMEL : LITEN, LETI, DRECAM, DRFMC. CEA-DRECAM and DRFMC focus on fundamental research on condensed matter, atomic and molecular physics. CEA-LITEN and LETI are part of the DRT (Technological Research Division) unit that has activities in technology transfer in the fields of information and communication, and of technologies for new energies.