- Bouygues SA
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.
For the first time in the Group’s history, Bouygues is launching an intrapreneurship policy. Intrapreneurship offers employees, whatever their position or specialisation, an opportunity to become entrepreneurs, drawing on the support and expertise of the Group’s business segments.