Shared innovation begins with dialogue. Every day, our teams work alongside our clients, partnering to design and develop innovative solutions. Whilst we take inspiration from cutting-edge research in a variety of technological fields, from robotics to artificial intelligence, and from sustainable materials to human-machine interface design, our innovation is always driven by our clients’ requirements. Simply put, we bring together the best technology, people and processes in order to respond to our clients’ evolving needs.
Our international footprint is a source of dialogue, and of continuous inspiration. We are not prisoners of a single culture or language. On the contrary, the permanent dialogue between our innovators, business leaders, stakeholders and society gives us the opportunity to build solutions that are truly multi-cultural and respond to the needs of each of our local business units.
We recognise that each community we serve is unique and learn from their requirements in order to share best practices across our global network, and scale technology, capabilities and processes accordingly. Our innovation culture is driven by our talent: innovation ambassadors connect our countries and business units, whilst our agile, flat corporate structure empowers our colleagues to innovate from the front line.
An internal network of ambassadors
We believe in the power of research and science to improve our world and help us tackle the challenges ahead: from climate change to mass urbanisation, and from digital transformation to talent upskilling. Above all, however, we are firm believers in the power of collective intelligence and collaboration. Innovation is a team sport, and we see our most innovative ideas coming from the front lines: inspired by our clients and the changes in our external environment, colleagues around the world continuously improve their ways of working and develop new concepts.
In order to support our talent in developing their ideas, we have built a network of innovation ambassadors around the world: business leaders who are well-versed in innovation and product development methods, and act as coaches to our employees so that they can accomplish the ideas that inspire and motivate them in line with our business strategy.
We have chosen to bring together what we believe to be the key ingredients of shared innovation – business acumen, technological expertise and coaching capabilities – within an international network of innovation ambassadors. This agile setup, unconstrained by hierarchy and resting on the entrepreneurial spirit of our people, keeps us attuned to our clients’ needs, and speeds up solution development whilst continuing to strengthen our innovation culture.
The Open Innovation strategy of the Energies & Services Division of Bouygues Construction is continuously enriched by collaborations with our sister companies within the Bouygues Group, as well as our external ecosystem partners. Our recent partnerships include several projects combining robotics and BIM in Switzerland, hydrogen production together with Powidian and a collaboration with Omniscient, a Bouygues Construction spin-off, to ensure accurate geolocation of industrial site equipment.
When working with our clients and partners, we are delighted to introduce cutting-edge expertise from academia and high energy from our wide start-up ecosystem.