The R&D centre, located in Caluire, offers a powerful innovative tool for service to industrial clients, scientific laboratories and major research centres. The centre brings together 10% of the group’s total staff and has a great diversity of skills. These range from hardware and software electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial IT, robotics, automated systems, measurement and instrumentation, and software development.
The centre has solid expertise in project management, where it takes responsibility for all project stages. It has the capacity to intervene in projects carried out under severe constraints in such industries as nuclear, aeronautical and petrochemical.
This R&D activity takes place either working independently, or in cooperation with external organisations, or on behalf of third parties. This activity cuts across every part of the group and complements the activities of both KT-HTP, KT-IS and KEP Nuclear.
KEP’Innov process was implemented to stimulate and to accelerate innovation in KEP Technologies group. The main goals are :
- Generate innovation ideas and lead them to their final application as new products, services, processes or organization methods
- Meet market needs or internal users expectations and generate value for the group
A first example of our realisations: µLVC, a calorimeter for the characterization and classification of wastes from nuclear power station decommissioning. This project represents a breakthrough in terms of detection limit, it measures from 50µW for 40L containers.
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