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E-lab and Group innovation

The challenges of the 21st century – population growth and urbanisation, climate change, digital and technological transformation, changing uses – represent opportunities for Bouygues. In this context of rapid change, the Group’s innovation strategy offers a way of grasping them. Elab, the Group's innovation direction is placed at the heart of these challenges. 

Investment in start-ups

Investing in start-ups contributes to the Group’s Open Innovation approach. Each business segment has its own investment fund to take minority interests in recently created high-potential companies with which the Group believes it can develop strong synergies that add business value.

Eco-system and partnerships

The Group has powerful and distinctive advantages which boost its potential for innovation. A vast eco-system links internal and external players, including abroad, since the Group has extensive international operations and two business intelligence units, Bouygues Asia in Tokyo to cover the Asia zone and Winnovation in San Francisco to cover the US.


Bouygues is expanding its intrapreneurship programmes, which it believes to be fully-fledged drivers of the Group’s cultural transformation. They provide an opportunity for Group employees - whatever their profession or speciality - to become entrepreneurs with the backing and expertise of the Group’s business segments.


Founded in October 2018, BYTECH is a Group community bringing together all its IT, Digital and Innovation people. They use the community to regularly share feedback from their experiences and discuss each other’s strategies, solutions, and projects.