Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition towards the circular economy. Veolia designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint.
Who is Veolia ?
Veolia's 179,000 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment.
To this end, the company designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world.
Veolia R&I worldwide
6 specialized research centers (Maisons-Laffitte, Limay, Saint-Maurice, Warsaw, Beijing and Singapore)
3 test facilities for drinking water (Annet-sur-Marne), municipal wastewater (Saint-Thibault des Vignes), desalination (Fujairah)
278 research pilot programs
220 international partnerships: 130 with academic institutions and 90 with industry
5 research chairs: Mathematics & Biodiversity - Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle & Ecole Polytechnique (FR); Lifecycle Assessment - Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (CA); Hydrosciences - Université de Montpellier (FR); Weather Radar - Ecole Nationale des Ponts (FR); Greenhouse Gases - CEA, CNRS, Thales, Space France & Université de Versailles (FR)
A collection of over 2,000 patents (mainly in the fields of clean technology and resource scarcity)
Open Innovation Approach
Veolia’s Open Innovation initiative aims to accelerate the Group's innovation capacity. It is specifically designed to detect, assess and develop innovative external solutions that will add value to their existing range of services, allow them to create new services or more effectively manage an environmental risk. It complements other innovative approaches.
Since its inception in 2010, the Veolia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) has targeted startups, entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It acts as a matchmaker between innovative solution providers and the Veolia ecosystem: researchers, Business Unit managers, experts, in France and internationally.
You can submit your solution on Veolia's dedicated web platform and start the matchmaking process in the Group’s areas of expertise.
There are two ways of working with the Veolia Innovation Accelerator:
Calls for solutions, a targeted approach responding to already identified needs
The Open Channel, for submitting innovative solutions at any time