The Open Innovation approach
The goal? Develop collaborative innovation
This approach is based on two cornerstones:
- Collaborate through experiments: the Innovation department and the Group's operational entities are open to experimentation and the co-construction of innovative solutions.
Open Innovation at Colas is a way to bring together start-ups and operations. Many solutions have been tested directly in the field, such as digital support and site management solutions.
Other solutions were co-built with the field, as evidenced by projects with virtual reality or augmented reality technologies, which required special adaptation for our industry.
If you have a project in synergy with the activities of Colas, contact us to see if we can work together to roll it out across the Group. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Investing to strengthen partnerships: the Colas Group has its own investment fund, CIB Développement. This Corporate Venture structure takes minority stakes in innovative start-ups in synergy with the Group's businesses.
For example, Colas invested in RB3D, an Auxerre-based company specializing in the construction of cobots and exoskeletons, with which the Group co-developed Exopush, an exoskeleton intended for workers who apply asphalt mix by hand.
If you have a project that needs funding, feel free to contact the Colas Open Innovation teams. Contact: email@example.com