A vibrant eco-system with unique advantages 

To boost its innovation potential, Bouygues can call on its vast global ecosystem, spanning over 80 countries and bringing together internal and external partners.

  • Two technology intelligence offices: Winnovation in San Francisco and Bouygues Asia in Tokyo
  • Partnerships with the best universities worldwide such as MIT
  • Active dialogue with over 1,300 start-ups
  • Investments in promising start-ups through five institutional funds* run by the Group
  • Participation in forward-looking, innovative initiatives such as Futura Mobility, which brings together companies operating along the mobility value chain, and AI Impact , a think-and-action tank that investigates the ethical and societal issues posed by artificial intelligence and sponsors innovative, difference-making projects.

    This structure is fertile ground for generating fresh ideas and developing new types of business.

*Construction Venture at Bouygues Construction, Colas Innovation Board (CIB), Bouygues Immobilier Research and Development (BIRD), One Innovation at TF1 and Bouygues Telecom Initiatives.

81

countries

1,300

start-ups

Find out more about the six sources of innovation within the Group

1. Research and development

GOALS: to improve and develop new products

3. Minority interests in start-ups

GOALS: to identify new technologies and new business models early on, enhance existing products and services and draw inspiration from agile working methods

2. Employee-Led innovation

GOALS: to share best practices and contribute to continuous improvement

4. Intrapreneurship

GOALS: to develop new ground-breaking activities as well as complementary products and services 

5. Acquisition of companies

GOALS: to develop and expand the business segments’ activities with new technologies and innovative business models 

6. Partnerships

GOALS: to co-develop new products and services and to enhance existing products and services through a broad range of partnerships