Innovation at Egis, a key value

For many years the Egis group has worked to foster a real policy of innovation. Innovation is a necessity if the Group is to meet the increasingly varied needs and challenges of its clients.

This innovative force owes its origins to a combination of factors; time spent listening to  the needs of clients and partners, specialised high-level skills applied throughout the full life-cycle of projects, cross-fertilization of different skillsets and  of on the ground experience in operational implementation.

Our innovative approach enables us to meet the requirements of sustainable development: adapting infrastructure to changes in climate, optimising traffic in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, maintaining discreet urban construction sites, preserving biodiversity, promoting energy savings… allowing us to anticipate tomorrow's major needs and challenges.

Egis: Operational Innovation

Egis uses three main mechanisms to create an in-house environment that is favourable to innovation:

  • annual group co-financing programme to support the most strategic technical and methodological investments
  • working with an active network consisting of professionals committed to the same expertise in different subsidiaries of the group
  • the Innovation Competition that enables us to identify and reward the most significant innovations.

Externally, Egis plays a role in many scientific and technological bodies, mainly in France and Europe.

Several of our employees lecture in their technical speciality at universities and engineering schools.

Sustainable Development at the centre of numerous R&D programmes

Egis conducts a deliberately innovative policy that contributes to meeting the socio-economic, energy and environmental challenges of the regions within which we work.

More than 60% of R&D programmes include Sustainable Development issues: adapting to climate change, energy efficiency, sustainable cities, energy-efficient buildings, optimising traffic in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, eco-materials and resource management.