Open innovation

In France, Naval Group has long established ties with partners that contribute to its open innovation policy. Internationally, its collaborative research strategy aims to deploy a similar ecosystem in each country with which industrial cooperation is engaged.

Opening up, identifying talented partnerships, inventing new ways of working together, in France and around the world, to accelerate the implementation of new on-board technologies and draw inspiration from civil industry: these are the dynamics of open and collaborative innovation to which Naval Group devotes part of its efforts, associated with research further upstream, conducted in its own right, in particular for questions of intellectual property and sovereignty.

Our centres of excellence

  • Internal innovation programs

  • Committed external ecosystem

Naval innovation days

Two days dedicated to co-creation around naval defence innovation and synergies in the field of R&D, this is what the group offers each year through the Naval Innovation Days (NID). Each year, Naval Group and its partners present their latest breakthrough innovations.

Naval Innovation Hub: catalyst for innovation breaks

Created in 2018, the Naval Innovation Hub’s aim is to initiate and support innovation breakthrough at Naval Group, in an open-minded manner and customer-centric manner. Its activities go from research on innovative technologies in direct relation with the world of start-ups, laboratories and intrapreneuriat, to training on new working methods, as well as the development of business plans including commercial partners and shareholding interests. It is a model which encourages the diversity and complementarity of profiles, moving away from a strictly technically-centered framework.