Who we are
The Innovation Hub (IH) unit was born to foster and facilitate the innovation at the Research and Innovation department (ARI). In order to achieve such mission, about twenty business consultants and communication experts work in collaboration with researchers, technicians and managers in innovation projects to support them in finding the best way to communicate and bring their technological results closer to the market; to envisage the impact that future research may have on the market; and to facilitate the transfer of generated innovative results to Atos business units.
The main objectives of the IH are
- To maximize the impact of the ongoing research projects in and out of Atos. Thanks to the large and extensive experience of Atos in this kind of projects, we apply an own and proven methodology based on latest marketing and business development techniques, and a catalogue of good practices and examples for plans and reports, which have entailed satisfactory results in numerous projects. This objective counts on the support from ARI Marcomm.
- To transfer the solutions we consider relevant to generate new business in Atos, bringing the research results closer to the market and demonstrating the innovative capacity of Atos. This requires establishing a permanent link with the business units and communicate internally in an efficient and constant manner our results. All ARI assets have their own path to be transferred as knowledge, technological component or customer solution.
Transforming results into solutions
To ensure a proper transfer, we provide incubation units for the most promising solutions aligned with the company’s strategy. The idea is to transform ARI results into solutions reusable in commercial projects. Each incubator is in charge of maturing and evolving the seed solution, by fostering the development of pilots with customers or internal proof of concepts, to show the business feasibility of the solution. Besides, each incubator (called shuttle) supports the elaboration of commercial bids and tenders which include the use of such solutions; provides training to the business units; and offers technical support to delivery projects born from the transferred solution.