THE BRAND NEW RESEARCH PROGRAM

Science impulse

Launched by CEA Tech, the technology research unit of CEA, the Science Impulse program offers you a great opportunity to develop your own ideas, to lead your own project and to create a positive impact for society, by joining a leading Research & Technology Organization.

In line with strategic and impactful technological challenges addressed by CEA Tech, your research project will benefit of a full package up to 3 years, including financing ressources to honour your ambition, access to relevant experimental and numerical CEA facilities and the possibility to build your own teams by hiring a post-doctoral and engineer interns.

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Access to CEA Tech’s state of the art technological  research platforms

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Commitment to your project

1 CHALLENGES

Strategic and impactul challenges to be faced for a better future.

THE CHALLENGES

JOB OPPORTUNIES

Have a look at the 4 exciting challenges we propose this year !

Towards an intelligent fuel cell management system

CEA-Liten is looking for a high-level junior researcher that will impulse a new dynamic on the fuel cell management system topic and be the manager of his/her groundbreaking research project in phase with local teams.

Take one of the key challenges of 6G technologies

CEA-Leti is looking for a high-level junior researcher that will impulse a new dynamic on 6G technologies topic and be the manager of his/her groundbreaking research project in phase with local teams.

Innovate for an environmental exposure measurement system

CEA-Leti is looking for a high-level junior researcher that will impulse a new dynamic on the environmental exposure (exposome) measurement topic and be the manager of his/her groundbreaking research project in phase with local teams.

Inventing the architecture of the future quantum computer

CEA-List is looking for a high-level junior researcher that will impulse a new dynamic on quantum computer topic and be the manager of his/her groundbreaking research project in phase with local teams.

2020 CalendAR

Application schedule

Bear the planning of this year's call in mind !

Until october, the 31st

Applications

novembeR, the 09TH

Announcement of pre-selected candidates

November, the 30TH

Submission of proposals

mid december

Auditions

December, the 20TH

Announcement of laureates

APPLICATIONS

Selection process AT A GLANCE

Any eligible scientists may apply to one of the 4 challenges.

Deadline on Oct. 31st :

Applicants should provide a full CV, a letter of intent (or motivation letter) and a preliminary description of a possible research project based on the selected Science Impulse challenge. The selection will focus on the assessment of the intellectual capacity and creativity of the applicants, on the ground of their CV and motivation letter. Regarding the pre-project, the jury checks only the consistency with the challenge description at this stage.

Deadine on Nov. 30th :

No later than Nov. 09th, around 3 candidates per challenge will be invited to further prepare their application. Each selected candidate will benefit of 2 slots, each of up to 2 hours, to exchange by videoconference (preferably) or phone call with experts from the CEA Tech research teams. The goal is to help each candidate to design a research project and write a 3-page proposal leveraging on all relevant opportunities and skills of CEA Tech facilities and teams.

In Dec. 2020, each of these candidates will defend his/her project during a one-hour audition, either in Grenoble, or in Paris area (or by visioconference). The jury will assess:

  • the candidate capacities to propose and lead the research project.
  • the relevance (for the field) of the proposed research.
  • the possible impact of the project (ambition).
  • the consistency of the balance between risks and targeted advances.

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a leading research organisation

The CEA : a key player in technological research

The CEA, the only government research organisation in France in the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators™ (2018, 2019), catalyzes and accelerates innovation for France’s industrial economy. Companies in virtually all industries (transportation, healthcare, safety, energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, and more) turn to the CEA to help them develop differentiating products using innovative processes and materials. 

The technologies developed at the CEA are protected by a broad portfolio of patents. And, with regional offices across France, the CEA is positioned to bring greater innovation to local partners and support value creation and long-lasting jobs. To respond to growing demand for innovation, the CEA is also ramping up support for its own startups, which play a vital role in transferring the know-how and technologies developed at CEA labs to the market. More than 100 startups have been created to date; 75% of them are in deep tech, which means that the path to the market is still long and will require substantial investments in R&D and prototyping.

+ 4,000 RESEARCHERS & engineers

700M€ budget

+600 priority patents filings per year

Acteur de l'innovation

Le CEA : seul organisme de recherche public français dans le top 1 mondial​

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et boostées par le CEA, qui développe ses propres start-ups.

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des start-ups créées par le CEA relèvent des Deep Tech.

Top 1 mondial

des acteurs de l’innovation (Derwent 2018-19).