Founding Members

ALP was created by 4 founding members : CEA, University of Bordeaux, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Ecole Polytechnique.

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas :

  • Defense and security,
  • Low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies),
  • Technological research for industry,
  • Fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

The CEA is established in nine centers spread throughout France. It works in partnership with many other research bodies, local authorities and universities. Within this context, the CEA is a stakeholder in a series of national alliances set up to coordinate French research in energy (ANCRE), life sciences and health (AVIESAN), digital science and technology (ALLISTENE), environmental sciences (AllEnvi) and human and social sciences (ATHENA).

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The University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top French universities for the quality of its education and research. A multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution, it leads an ambitious development program with its partners to further promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”.

A leading international research university, the University of Bordeaux promotes the development of training, research and knowledge transfer within its numerous Clusters of Excellence: neuroscience, medical imaging, environment/climate, advanced materials, archaeology, lasers/optics, digital certification, health and society and cardiology

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Since January 1, 2016, Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes are united in the same community: Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine benefits from significant resources to promote its academic offering in Europe and internationally and to be a leading region for innovation and the knowledge economy.

The Region supports major scientific equipment projects: technology resource centers (Alphanov for laser, Nobatek for sustainable construction, etc.), technology transfer platforms such as Canoe for composite materials or the Institut Scientifique de la Vigne et du Vin, Neurocampus or the PETAL laser in the field of civil nuclear research.

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The École Polytechnique (aka l’X) trains leaders with solid backgrounds in multidisciplinary science through ample exposure to both the business and research worlds.

As a higher education establishment, l’X naturally seeks to share the most up-to-date knowledge to benefit its students, selected based on the criteria of excellence for which it is renowned. However, École Polytechnique also creates knowledge, for its professors are both teachers and researchers. It hosts around twenty laboratories, which are closely connected to French national research institutions and committed to prestigious international collaboration. The aim of these laboratories is to achieve results in the form of intellectual property rights and publications in leading journals in both fundamental and applied research.

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