Societe Generale is constantly developing its open innovation policy, by strengthening its relationship with startups and FinTech and increasing the number of exchanges and collaborations. In doing so, the Group has two aims: to offer them its expertise and to benefit from their knowledge in terms of user experience, new technologies and methods. Improving cooperation with these players means that Societe Generale can identify, from thousands of innovative startups, those which will add value to its activities.

Aymeril Hoang Head of Innovation for the Group

Technological changes have pushed usages and habits towards increased mobility and have created new ways of interacting. These changes represent opportunities to transform and enrich our relationship with our clients and our members of staff, and to reinvent the bank of tomorrow.

Le Plateau

Located in The Dunes, Le Plateau is a space of 1000 m2 with 150 workstations, dedicated to startups. To encourage collaboration between internal and external project teams and French Tech ecosystems, Le Plateau offers an innovative hosting environment, provides support, and makes its resources available for external and internal startups.

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Global innovation network

Open innovation lies at the heart of our transformation strategy. The Group has therefore developed locations in Paris, Dakar, Prague or Bangalore, encouraging collaboration on ideas in order to come up with new and innovative projects for our customers.

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Open innovation ecosystem

Societe Generale's open innovation procedure is based on bringing together creative forces from inside and outside of the company. It is built around two main ideas: strengthening its relationship with the ecosystem to bring it into line with the requirements of its business sectors, and stimulating the company’s capacity for innovation via new work locations and methods, preferential relationships with schools and participation in numerous events.

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