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Nanotechnology, Electronics, Photonics, Biotechnology, Functional Materials, Photovoltaics, Lab-on-Chip, and Healthcare


Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL)


The Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, INL) is a Joint Research Unit (Unite Mixte de Recherche, UMR 5270) involving the CNRS, ECL, INSA, Universite Lyon 1 and CPE Lyon.

The goal of INL is to encourage world-leading multidisciplinary research in the areas of micro and nanotechnologies and their applications. The pioneering research undertaken at the Institute ranges from materials and technology to devices and systems, thus enabling the emergence of dedicated technologies. The Institute is supported in its work by the Nanolyon Technology Platform.

The application areas cover major economic sectors: semiconductor industry, information technologies, healthcare and wellbeing, energy and the environment.

The laboratory is located on two leading research campuses at Lyon Ouest-Ecully and LyonTech-La Doua. It has personnel of 200 people including 121 permanent staff.

INL is one of the key laboratories of the Universite de Lyone research and higher education centre.

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