#OPENINNOVATION

With open innovation companies stop looking inward and instead open up to a diverse group of outside players: partners, start-ups, universities, and more, all while promoting creativity at the company. The industry is constantly evolving; if you can work in new ways using new technology and come up with new possibilities, you are prepared to explore new horizons.
SOPHIE SCHMIDTLIN,
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED ENGINEERING AT GROUPE RENAULT

OPENING UP FOR BETTER INNOVATION

The future of mobility is electric, connected and autonomous: these are just a few of the applications that are driving Groupe Renault to be more open to the outside world, to seek out the talents and partners we need, and to adopt new working methods and ways of thinking.

Innovation is everyone’s business. The vehicle of the future will come out of a process that combines in-house creativity, outside collaborations and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi synergies. A new approach designed to keep pace with the rise of new technology, new forms of mobility and new customer uses.

 

Revitalizing In-House Creativity

Groupe Renault provides employees with active monitoring and design tools to develop their creativity and their ideas.
Renault Creative People is a company-wide creativity initiative focused on innovation that invites employees from all over the world to suggest ideas, develop them and take part in their implementation. The best proposals are prototyped in the Renault Creative Lab, which provides access to digital design tools.

INNOVATION COMES FROM BEING OPEN TO THE WORLD, AND CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS COME FROM UNEXPECTED PLACES!

Groupe Renault is always developing more outside collaborations to co-innovate with partners and deliver new services and new mobility solutions to customers. Today, this open innovation also includes start-ups, which are often at the cutting edge when it comes to new ways of developing and boosting innovation.

Open Innovation Labs: Where Innovation Lives

In 2011 Groupe Renault established a foothold in Silicon Valley,  where our teams can draw on a diverse ecosystem (made up of universities, start-ups and major companies), take a page out of their book and get inspired by their creativity.
This center for global innovation is tasked with making use of existing opportunities and skills in the region, with a focus on three areas: electric vehicles and their ecosystems, in-vehicle well-being and new services.

 

Having gained a foothold in Silicon Valley, Groupe Renault went on to create two new Open Innovation Labs.

 

The first is in Israel, ranked as one of the top five countries with the most conducive ecosystems for start-ups and home to academic research institutions. This site, opened in 2016, aims to promote electric vehicles and foster creativity with a focus on the mobility of the future.

 

The second of these Open Innovation Labs is “Le Square”, located in Paris. This is where Renault teams work with start-ups and outside partners to identify new working methods and the future of mobility.

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OUR COOPERATIVE INNOVATION LABORATORY

The LCI (Cooperative Innovation Laboratory) takes its cues from the start-up approach. It is home to Groupe Renault employees from three divisions: Products, Design and Engineering.

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PROMOTE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY DISCUSSIONS BY FORGING STRONGER TIES

After years spent focusing solely on internal-combustion vehicles, the automotive industry is now diversifying. This diversity means that auto manufacturers can no longer expect to possess all the skills and expertise they need to design and develop the vehicles of the future, given that the skills involved are cutting-edge and constantly evolving.

GROUPE SANEF AND GROUPE RENAULT PARTNERSHIP

By connecting autonomous vehicles to road infrastructure, Groupe Renault and Sanef are coming one step closer to the goal of eliminating fatal traffic accidents and freeing up time for travelers. We are continuing to be pioneers in this field by driving a prototype through a toll barrier while in autonomous mode.
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400 IT Experts Working for Innovation

Groupe Renault is accelerating the development of connected vehicles by acquiring the French R&D business from Intel. Specializing in embedded software, connectivity and developing new customer experiences, the team will strengthen Renault’s engineering capabilities.
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RENAULT AND SCOOP, INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CAR OF THE FUTURE

As part of the SCOOP project, Renault is working with infrastructure management organizations, regional and local authorities, universities, and scientific and research institutions to connect cars to the road. The pilot project for rolling out smart, cooperative transportation systems will make it possible to improve road safety and streamline traffic flows.
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