VINCI Energies unveils its innovation system in its new dedicated space called La Factory
VINCI Energies presented its innovation policy in its new emblematic space called La Factory in the heart of Paris’s La Défense district.
VINCI Energies has built its innovation system in response to the challenges around the digital transformation and the energy transition in order to step up its ability to develop innovative offers through:
- Exploration to decode the leading trends, build bridges and prepare experiments
- Co-creation for a pragmatic approach to innovation interacting with the challenges its customers face while relying on a network of internal experts
- Targeted acceleration to allow innovations to be deployed throughout VINCI Energies’ 1,600 business units.
Be the pathfinder for innovation
VINCI Energies attends and organises numerous conferences and events addressing topics such as the IoT (Internet of Things), smart data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cobots.
VINCI Energies also works alongside numerous academic institutions (INP-ENSE3, Paris-Saclay, ESSEC, CESI, etc.). It is a founding partner of thecamp, a new generation campus where people of all cultures, generations and disciplines will find an exceptional playground to grow and collaborate, experiment and transform themselves.
Jointly building innovation
La Factory: creating synergies
To fast track its ability to develop innovative offers, VINCI Energies has created La Factory, an open and multidisciplinary space for ecosystem convergence and innovation. La Factory houses its brand management (Actemium, Axians, Citeos, Omexom, and VINCI Facilities), its teams working specifically on service sector projects and smart cities, and its development and innovation department. It will also provide residencies for startups.
La Factory is an emblematic space for VINCI Energies where its employees can examine, discuss and jointly build tomorrow’s solutions and services alongside startups, partners and customers.
Inerbiz: a managerial investment fund to build VINCI Energies’ future offers with startups
VINCI Energies created Inerbiz in 2016, a managerial and financial investment fund for innovation. Inerbiz enables innovative young companies to tap into a worldwide network for their experiments, while allowing their solutions to be used in exchange. Each startup is paired with an expert mentor from the Group who provides them with comprehensive support. HAL24K (smart city data processing), Pysae (connected mobility) and Augmensys (augmented reality) are the first startups to benefit from this support.
Inerbiz strengthens ties with startups that have proven the relevance of their solutions within VINCI Energies.
A hackathon in La Factory
The first VINCI Energies hackathon will be held at La Factory from 12 to 14 May 2017. Developers, startups and employees will work on IoT and big data solutions, pooling their expertise with that of numerous partners.
A Digital Industry Lab at Viva Technology, the digital ecosystem’s flagship event
For the second year in a row, VINCI Energies is partnering Viva Technology, the global innovation gathering that will be held from 15 to 17 June 2017. VINCI Energies will have a space dedicated to the Digital Industry, where it will host around 30 startups selected through challenges for 72 hours’ co-working.