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  • Management of non-compliance action plan

    During its ISO-9001 certification renewal audit, 2 strong points were highlighted in CRISTAL INNOV QMS :
    - The efficiency of its ERP, both for the repeatability of production ranges, the traceability of products and the management of non-compliance action plan (yes, it may rarely happen...) - Its pro-active CSR policy (Corporate social responsibility) on its two aspects (societal and environmental). It can generate innovation too (e.g., more environmentally positive material, recycling, etc.)
    As our QMS is a sign of confidence, CRISTAL INNOV team is proud of its continuous improvements for ever greater customer satisfaction.


  • Cristal innov’s team is proud to announce that Cristal innov is certified ISO 9001-2015

    Cristal innov’s team is proud to announce that Cristal innov is certified ISO 9001-2015



  • Cristal innov is committed to CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility.

    As for environment, reducing and recycling waste, optimizing energy efficiency in facilities and processes, and limiting carbon footprint by lower transportation are Cristal innov’s 1st priorities. As for social issues, Cristal innov is vigilant about how raw materials are extracted at the global level. Its team promotes and disseminates scientific knowledge and gets involved in NGO at the local level. This corporate responsibility leads to innovation, with an R&D project on an innovative process for rare earth recycling.


  • 27-30 sept 2022 Cristal innov will exhibit at the ZOOM Micronora

    27-30 sept 2022 Cristal innov will exhibit at the ZOOM Micronora

    The International microtechnology trade fair (27-30 sept 2022 – Besançon). A great opportunity to present Cristal innov’s high performance crystals and new materials ! Do not hesitate to ask for a free invitation


  • Scientific publication LGT

    Cristal innov works in strong collaboration with R&D lab on Langatate (LGT). This is the last scientific publication we contributed to. At your disposal for any further information

    Download the publication


  • 2022: strong activity at Cristal innov in line with global trends.

    2022: strong activity at Cristal innov in line with global trends.

    2022 starts with a strong business growth at Cristal innov, in line with the global trend. The production of crystals is accelerating, especially in the piezoelectric family.


  • The French crystal industry is opening up to new horizons !

    The French crystal industry is opening up to new horizons !

    As the jewellery world is recognizing the ethical, aesthetic and poetic value of synthetic crystals, the French sector will create unique works: prestigious decorative pieces made from crystals. The first pieces exhibited in Lyon in September 2021 will highlight the design and technologies mastered by this French luxury sector, including manufacturers and laboratories.

    These clocks, manufactured by Cristal innov, will incorporate crystals and technologies produced by ILM, the LMI, RSA le Rubis and DiamConcept


  • Quartz substrate

    France's recovery and resilience plan funded SenSix project. The leader is Frec¬|n|sys – subsidiary of SOITEC -, Cristal innov is partner.

    This project aims to develop state of the art substrate for POI (Piezo on Insulator) and quartz substrates (from 100 to 150 mm) for wireless powerless sensors. These devices address 4.0 industry and automotive, especially autonomy vehicles. Funds will help technology development and investment for a competitive industry.

    This partnership lays the foundation for a national sector for a wireless powerless sensors and RF filters. Frec|n|sys is a leader in SAW (Surface Acoustic waves) technology, SOITEC a leader in POI, and Cristal innov, leader in Quartz substrate.


  • ANR Clymène project

    LMO (molybdenum-based with purified Lithium) crystal is an excellent candidate for the detection of black holes in space. Several teams around the world are trying to synthesize this crystal to obtain devices sensitive to "neutrinos". In France, the ANR Clymène project aims to develop this crystal, then provided to the CNSM in Orsay, to develop a “bolometer”. This system will then be tested at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy.
    The crystals needed for this project were grown at Cristal innov !

    This research project gave rise in particular to a thesis, supported by Abdelmounaim Ahmine who also used the resources of Cristal innov to produce the LMO crystals for his work.


  • Welcome to Maroua Allani

    Maroua Allani has joined Cristal innov team, as a R&D engineer. Welcome on board “testimony”



    Very small to medium-sized businesses, industrial manufacturers, academic laboratories Pooled resources supporting your innovation

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    Fondée en 2011 par un partenariat entre industriels et laboratoires d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Pilotée par l’Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Dotée d’une gouvernance collégiale. Inscrite dans l’écosystème d’innovation régional. Soutenue par les collectivités territoriales.

    Founded in 2011 by a partnership between industrial manufacturers and laboratories from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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