ENGIE is engaged in a wide-ranging open innovation program alongside innovative startup businesses. That program includes an internal business incubator that has already helped five startups to take off. But what does Incubation by ENGIE actually mean in practice?
When an ENGIE Group employee has a new idea, but lacks the resources to develop it, there's a solution: register the idea on the Innovation by ENGIE online platform. The incubation process can then begin:
Launched in 2014, the ENGIE open innovation platform now has 10,000 members, and 400 projects have already been submitted. As a result of this opportunity, more than 50 employees have already been able to develop 18 projects in different disciplines, from smart solutions to decentralized generation and sustainable mobility.
Incubation by ENGIE is also an external success story. The first five startups to emerge from the program have found their markets and generated their first revenue in 2015.
At the end of March this year, the first five startups to emerge from the ENGIE incubation program moved forward to the key stage of business acceleration. A series of innovative energy efficiency and transition solutions are now reality: