ENGIE Innovation team plays a key role in the development of a dynamic innovation culture inside, and sources new ideas and solutions in worldwide open-innovation ecosystems. Its aim is to enable and promote opportunities and collaboration between internal and external stakeholders.
The innovation team is also the guardian of the Group’s internal and external innovation platforms, and responsible for the organization of the yearly Innovation Trophies.
Stimulating operational collaborations with start-ups.
The BUs and other ENGIE entities regularly launch calls for projects or calls for participation via the ‘ENGIE Innovation” open- innovation platform to meet concrete business needs.
Entrepreneurs can also offer their innovative solutions spontaneously to the Group's experts through the ENGIE Innovation platform.
A jury made up of ENGIE experts - from Business Units - and often from external partners* analyze the responses to select the winning startups. Those will benefit from collaboration with ENGIE’s BU’s and entities and highlighting their innovative solutions, through ENGIE’s innovation communities and various events in which the Group participates.
* These external partners can be institutional / territorial / industrial clients as well as accelerators, laboratories, clusters etc.
Keep the Pulse
o Key market trends and disruption mapping
o Driving the innov agenda
o Monitor BU projects, focus areas, results, new skills
Connect the dots
o Help BUs, ENGIE Fab, ENGIE Digital, DRT connect on common projects/ challenges
o Help start-ups connect with our businesses
o Provide tools for data, discovery and animation of the global innovation network
O Innovation Trophies
and external events
o Communicate on internal & external social media
Being part of ecosystems to detect innovative solutions.
Through partnerships with key players in the innovation ecosystems: accelerators, incubators, Fab Labs, clusters etc... and thanks to the participation in many events, ENGIE multiplies the opportunities to meet and identify innovative startups, throughout the year.
Stimulating ideation, internal innovation and incubating internal projects.
Innovation starts with employees. Open to all Group employees, the Innov@ENGIE is an internal platform for collecting ideas in fields such as smart solutions for renewable energy, alternative mobility, using data to improve energy efficiency, … Specific Calls for Ideas are organized by ENGIE BU’s and entities. Every idea is analyzed by internal experts who determine whether or not it can enter an operational launch or acceleration phase: assembling a team, defining objectives, proposing the project to an internal Business Unit for sponsorship, etc.