published at 21/10/2014

Tours 2015

The Tours 2015 project (the R&D programme by PIA*), supported by STMicroelectronics. Over a 5-year period it shall develop advanced systems for the control of energy consumption in electronic components.
Formation :

It focuses in particular on:

  • innovative components for energy conversion using new semi-conductor materials such as gallium nitride;
  • passive components in improved performance and very low losses thanks to the use of new insulating materials;
  • integration of micro-batteries and energy recovery circuits in electronic components. 

The technologies developed within the context of Tours 2015 have numerous applications. In this way, they will be a source of innovation for protagonists from varied industrial networks: housing, automobiles, transport, energy, medical, industrial applications as well as consumer goods.

The Tours 2015 project reinforces the ecosystem formed between the components industry and the research laboratories in a renewed public-private partnership, and will ultimately lead to reinforced competitiveness and an increase in industrial production region-wide. It is part of the national innovation phase in the strategic domain of nanoelectronics.

Partners

STMicroelectronics


*Investissements d’Avenir (Investing for the future) programme

Le saviez-vous ?

Le coût de ce projet est de 164 millions d’euros et l’aide versée par l’Etat au titre du soutien aux travaux de R&D est de 69 millions d’euros, dont 34 millions d’euros pour STMicroelectronics.

Les Investissements d’Avenir financeront également la mise en place par la recherche publique d’une installation pilote, d’un coût de 34 millions d’euros sur le site même de l’industriel, partagée entre les partenaires et destinée à l’étude et à la réalisation des micro-batteries.