Labeled Resource Center Technology (CRT) by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 2008, ALPhANOV's label was renewed for a further period of three years. This label obtained after an audit conducted by AFNOR distinguishes an expertise and a level of professionalism that are unique in France in the field of photonics and lasers development.
A CRT's role is to technologically assist companies, particularly SMEs, to implant them in the innovation ecosystem. It performs high-level technological services for the companies.(http://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid5777/les-structures-de-transfert-et-de-diffusion-de-technologies.html).
This certification is the culmination of ALPhANOV's efforts to bring to SME's its expertise in laser micro-machining, components and laser sources, and optical and laser systems. In 2011, more than 50% of its turnover was indeed realized via services for SMEs and start-ups companies. Companies have access to ALPhANOV's human and material resources to develop processes, components and optical subsystems decisive in their innovation process.