To innovate is in Saint-Gobain’s blood, as evidenced by its continuous investment in R&D. The Saint-Gobain Group is nonetheless unable to address all fields of research. Major advances are rarely made in isolation. And the technological challenges ahead demand an ever-increasing level of exchange and cooperation. This is why Saint-Gobain keeps an eye open for external innovation opportunities with:
A scientific cooperation network that links its researchers with the universities and laboratories that are most prominent globally.
Assesses growth areas and creates business opportunities by cross-linking markets and technologies.
Tasked with identifying those innovations that are of strategic interest to Saint-Gobain’s businesses, and establishing partnerships between start-ups and Saint-Gobain’s Activities. The focus is on arriving at a win-win result: the start-ups provide a fresh approach to a subject, and the Saint-Gobain Group provides them with access to its markets, manufacturing processes, its financial or marketing resources.