• What are the applications of these technologies in the area of energy, particularly at ENGIE?

  • Green IT – digital technology in support of ecology

Energy transition is becoming extremely personalized, and our clients are demanding more sustainable and custom-tailored solutions. Digital technologies are now making that happen, with new “as a service”, ready-made, co-funded, customized solutions that rise to their expectations and help our clients through their zero-carbon transition.

Digital technology also steps up competitiveness, and makes operational teams more efficient.


Digital Innovation, a driver of transformation for ENGIE

ENGIE’s willingness to develop innovation internally has seen some great results:

  • The Trophées de l’Innovation, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019
  • An intrapreneurship program, which has brought around fifteen new products into development, and a startup factory to incubate new projects.

To meet Group entities’ operational needs, ENGIE issued more than 90 calls for projects on the ENGIE Innovation platform, for transferal to the external innovation ecosystem. After these calls for projects, several commercial joint ventures were developed between the Group and startup companies.

With a 180 million-euro budget, ENGIE New Ventures has coordinated its work with 23 startup companies. For the last three years, ENGIE has also acquired companies whose business model or technologies are strategically important to develop the Group’s growth levers. These global smart businesses include EV Box, Siradel, and tiko.

Founded in 2016, ENGIE Digital focuses on the digital aspect of innovation, by:

    • Developing software in its factory and solutions internally.
    • Developing global digital platforms (e.g. in electric mobility, urban planning, or predictive maintenance for renewable assets).
    • Developing “new digital businesses”: acquisitions or share purchases in innovative companies (EV Box, tiko, Flashnet, Fenix) and creating new offers from scratch (startup factory, intrapreneurship).

    The future is bright for hybrid solutions that include more and more technologies (data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud solutions, etc.). The “data” initiative launched by ENGIE will make it easier for people to share and use the data they require to create software and continually improve its performance, making ENGIE a data-driven company in every sense of the term.

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    Artificial Intelligence serving the energy transition

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    Science and innovation beyond energy : When human and artificial intelligence join forces to advance genetic science

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    In October 2018, 14 ENGIE engineers and 14 scientists from the Pasteur Institute came together for 48 hours to improve a tool for measuring DNA.

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    Green IT – digital technology in support of ecology

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    While mankind’s digital footprint is growing dangerously, there exist simple actions that can be implemented that will very effectively reduce an information system’s ecological and economic footprint while improving its social performance.

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    ENGIE Lab CRIGEN: A major new step in our digital revolution class

    ENGIE Lab CRIGEN: A major new step in our digital revolution

    On 27 September 2018, the CSAI Lab commissioned the first DGX supercalculator at its site in Saint-Denis. Designed by the Californian company Nvidia, the aim of this "supercomputer" is to develop IT tools that draw on artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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    Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 : live at the heart of innovation from January 8 to 12 in Las Vegas

    Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 : live at the heart of innovation from January 8 to 12 in Las Vegas

    ENGIE will be present at the CES and will present innovative digital projects in the fields of access to energy and energy efficiency.

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