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<link http: www.cea.fr english-portal _blank>CEA is a 15000 employees French research organisation which R&D activities cover topics ranging from civil and military applications of Nuclear power to renewable energy, software engineering, fundamental physics and biology. In BIM4VET, two institutes are involved : CEA LIST and CEA LITEN. The CEA LIST is the Laboratory of applied research on software-intensive technologies. With a staff of approximately 650 people, the LIST is a key software systems and technology research center working in three areas with vital societal and economic implications: Embedded systems, Interactive systems, Signal detection and processing. With the strong project-centred culture of its researchers and engineers, the LIST performs research work in partnership with the major industrial players in the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, defence and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements. The CEA LITEN (Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials) is one of Europe's newest and most important research centres in the new energy technology field. Involved in 350 research partnership contracts every year, LITEN works hand in hand with French industry. It is one of the CEA laboratories with the most patents - more than 100 new applications filed in 2010 and a portfolio of 500 international patents. Liten's research activities are focused on solar energy, low-energy buildings, future transport applications (hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries), as well as nanomaterials for energy and methods guaranteeing their safe use.