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Innovation and Research & Development

Innovation and development Supporting you in your development and transformation projects

In an urbanising world, in which fossil resources are being depleted and the planet’s climate balance is under threat, we come up with ingenious and environmentally friendly solutions, in order to save energy, produce greener, decentralised and storage energy and even transform mobility..


In this context, technological, commercial and managerial innovation is fundamental. Equans employees contribute to it by endeavouring to meet the energy efficiency and innovation needs of their clients at the service of performance. However, we want to go even further by co-constructing the solutions of tomorrow with our clients and by strengthening ties with the project leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists who contribute to the transformation of our sector.

Constructing the defence of tomorrow

We are committed to co-constructing with our clients, in order to rise to their innovation, performance and energy transition challenges, to eventually transform the defence industry and make it more virtuous.

  • Première étape


    Organisation of events to encourage contact with start-ups and innovators and present projects.

  • Deuxième étape


    A network of 800 researchers and collaboration with more than 100 universities and with competitiveness clusters

  • Troisième étape


    Collaboration with external incubators, offering an ecosystem and coaching for start-ups and our project leader customers

  • Troisième étape


    Development of joint calls for proposals with our clients and partners

Accelerating the carbon-neutral transition and the digital transformation

Encourage collective intelligence to tackle the challenges of diversification, promote innovation in the defence sector and offer a portfolio of more attractive products and services. That’s the promise made by Equans.

Discover our innovative, digital and low carbon solutions:


Naval Group X Axima Marine

Multi-Mission Frigate HVAC system equipment

Equip ten FREMM multipurpose frigates with an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and NRBC (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical) protection system that is more efficient, more effective and more reliable.

ARMY X Ineo Defense

Supply of 16 Mobile Water Treatment Facilities (STEMs)

Produce and distribute drinking water, completely independently and using natural sources.

Ineo Defense R&D

Development of an Ultra-Flat Ka-band SATCOM Antenna (MASC)-Action supported by the Île-de-France region

Design a product for high-speed, mobile satellite communications

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To go further

Naval transport

The eco-energy transition in the field of maritime transport

La décarbonation du transport maritime ou comment concilier sobriété énergétique et performance économique ?

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