Technological innovation has never moved as fast as it does now. To respond to this exciting challenge, two years ago, VINCI Energies created La Factory in Paris, a coworking space aimed at accelerating innovation. Since then, it has been joined by the Digital Schmeide in Frankfurt, where a hackathon was held last April, with the participation of Omexom Medida and Axians.
The innovation team of VINCI Energies attends the CES in Las Vegas and VIVA-TECH in Paris, the world’s two most important events centred on innovation, in order to stay on top of the latest new developments. They also work to feed and accelerate internal innovations and spread the advances generated in the company’s different Business Units. They also participate in the best innovation ecosystems, incubators, accelerators, universities and work with other technological partners to stimulate innovation within the Group.
In a world where everything is accelerating, it’s impossible to innovate on your own, so many companies are creating innovation ecosystems to make them more agile. VINCI Energies has included its brands, academic institutions – students, research centres-, other companies, startups, public agents and all of its internal Business Units in its ecosystem.
VINCI Energies has two tools to accelerate innovation projects: Inerbiz, which offers investment and consulting for startups with great potential, and Energize, an internal acceleration programme that facilitates the creation of POCs (project prototypes), experimentation and new offerings, providing specific methodologies and financing.
The entire innovation process is carried out with the VINCI philosophy, putting people at the heart of all projects, a philosophy reflected in its slogan HUMAN BEYOND DIGITAL.