ILMTech – Bridge to Innovation

What is ILMTech?

ILMTech is the scientific and technological platform of the Institute for Light and Matter. ILMTech is a CNRS-certified platform.

Our vocation: to bring our skills, resources and culture of excellence to the service of innovative projects, useful for both academia and business. ILMTech is dedicated to synthesis and characterisation of matter for energy, materials of the future, photonics, health, environment… We are located in the Physics Quarter on the LyonTech La Doua Campus.


Let’s develop innovative projects together!

Do you wish to be part of promising projects, at the heart of technological innovation for major societal objectives and building economic worth?
  • Collaborations on your projects
  • Research and service subcontrating
  • Joint proposals for funding and projects (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Projets Structurants Pour la Compétitivité, ANR, European projects…)
  • PhD advising on your areas of interest
  • Access to our technological tools and resources
  • Training to the forefront on techniques and instruments in your field of activity
ILMTech is a member of the pôles de compétitivité Minalogic, Axelera, Tenerrdis, Techtera, Lyon Biopôle.

Our experts

As we possess a large portfolio of competencies and expertise, our collaborators at the iLM can be mobilised on a number of projects. They are passionnate people, driven as much by academic research than the will to put the latter at the service of the broader society.

A large panel of know-how

300 scientists, technical and administrative agents constitute the manpower of iLM at the date of writing. Every year, more than 150 interns from 2nd to 5th year university programmes and engineering schools assist them.

Project-based organisation

A researcher, expert in the field of your project and dedicated to its development, will be your privileged interlocutor. They will mobilise our in-house competencies to answer to our best the identified needs.


Our tools

Cutting edge instrumentation

ILMTech benefits from experimental and theoretical tools for material elaboration and to study most if not all their properties: optical, electronic, mechanical, thermal, rheological, magnetic, etc. Light in particular is used to probe and shape matter across a wide range of space and time scales.

Continuous development of new instruments and tools

1.5 M€/year, or around 30% of our resources are invested in designing and engineering new instruments by our scientists and technical staff.

We rely on a panel of experts and cutting edge tooling.

Read more about our experts, instruments and how we work.

Check out our resources

Figures and facts about us

ILMTech, partner and cradle for companies

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    Industrial collaborations per year
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    Patents per year
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    Startups since 2004
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    Industry co-supervised PhD thesis running (2020)


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