Research network on electrochemical energy storage,
Research center on batteries and supercapacitors
RS2E: a three-headed structure


The RS2E is a three-headed structure composed of Academic research (CRA) headed by the CNRS, the centre of technological research and integration (CRTI) headed by the CEA and the Club of industrials (CI).

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  • Academic research (CRA)

The centre of academic research headed by the CNRS is composed of academic laboratories.  We are talking about 17 laboratories CNRS-Universities (Bordeaux, Amiens (2), Nantes, Pau, Montpellier, Marseille (2), Toulouse, Orléans, Paris (4), Mulhouse, Grenoble et Lille), whose mission is to explore new battery concepts and more particularly high performing materials, thus creating new knowledge and stimulating numerous scientific innovations. The academic research centre gathers pre-transfer units to validate concepts for a quick transfer to the integration centre. Its personal reunites both researchers from the CRA who work together with  engineers from public organizations experts in technology transfer.

  • Centre of technological research and integration (CRTI)

The centre of technological research and innovation headed by the CEA depends, for the essential, on technological research and the platforms developed at the CEA/Grenoble-Chambéry on the bases of STEEVE and INES.

It enables to create, on a large scale, prototypes of functional exploration and demos of performances of innovating systems in order to transfer the obtained technological breakthroughs (materials, electrodes, electrolytes, integration, etc.) to the industry.  The CRTI tests and validates the concepts issued from the CRA up to battery testing in prototypes with the help from associated platforms notably IFPEN and INERIS.

  • Industrials partners

It presently includes 15 companies (9 large groups and 6 small and medium-sized firms). The RS2E offers the industrials the possibility of :

  • having a direct access to the entire innovations and patents issued from academic scientific work,
  • developing scientific collaborations with one or several members of the network (laboratories and/or institutions).

> For more information our industrials partners