RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Our ambition

Innovation is in the DNA of the Astek Group. It is therefore natural that it has placed it at the heart of its development processes by conducting ambitious Research and Innovation programs using its own funds. The main challenges are the development of skills through the training of junior engineers, the emergence of recognized expertise, the coordination of expert networks, and technical and commercial support for customer projects.

A Research and Innovation Direction is dedicated to the execution of this approach.

Our strategy

Research and Innovation contributes to the development of the Astek offer through 3 levers:

Open and collaborative research
which maximizes our resources by bringing in external resources: competitiveness cluster projects, Cifres theses, R&D collaboration agreements, research funding, etc.

Project support
by developing expertise in new technologies and removing technical barriers …

Operational marketing support
within the framework of responses
to calls for tender.

The objective is to hatch new ideas, to bring them to maturity thanks to an incubator specially dedicated to our employees, and thus to allow the creation of startups.

Our orientations

Scientific and technical innovation
Develop new knowledge around the latest technologies to remove scientific and technical barriers to the development of innovation.

Product and service innovation
Integrate cutting-edge technologies into innovative solutions and products/services, illustrated by models, proof of concept, demonstrators or prototypes.

Astek relies on the experience of its expert consultants in collaboration with academic partners, and collaboration agreements with start-ups, SMEs or its customers.

Our approach

« Develop today the businesses of tomorrow  »

Astek is very involved in sustainable development. For example, its management framework includes an Environmental Management System (EMS) that has earned it ISO 14001 certification. This “sustainable” footprint is also reflected in its research programs, almost all of which include an environmental dimension (control of alternative energies, etc.) or a societal dimension, often focused on helping people (solutions to disabilities, etc.).

The technology areas implemented in Astek’s R&I programs address:

  • Either new information technologies: AI, Bigdata, Blockchain…
  • Or scientific engineering disciplines such as algorithmic calculation, image processing and signal processing…

Astek’s R&I programs also take into account the major technological concerns brought about by the technological opportunities of the beginning of the 3rd millennium. Thus, almost all the programs deal either with the security of people, goods and data, including the protection of privacy, or with solutions for more autonomy in hardware and/or software devices capable of analyzing situations on their own in order to propose or take decisions.

The technological fields naturally also cover the key techniques at the heart of tomorrow’s intelligent systems, such as

  • Communicating objects such as IOT with their constraints of calculation and consumption, telecommunications, Cloud data processing …
  • Sensors for intelligent systems for a perception of the environment in terms of telemetry, sound, electromagnetism…

Astek Startup Program

Believe in the potential of your ideas, we believe in yours

You are an entrepreneur, you have an idea and you believe in its potential? You don’t necessarily have precise specifications or significant financial resources to get started? Rather than starting with a service provider who will not be able to operate flexibly, take advantage of the tremendous synergy between the startup spirit and the innovation capabilities of an international NSE.

Since its creation, Astek has made innovation the cornerstone of its development strategy. This ambition, which is part of the group’s DNA, is crystallized year after year with the deployment of the “Startup Program”.

Its purpose: to bring new ideas to life and incubate the startups that will bring them to maturity.

Focused on business development issues, young entrepreneurs need support to create the application environment on which their innovative idea is based. Astek Startup Program supports these young startups in a tailor-made way, providing them with the necessary resources for their development.

Our vision of innovation, our agile management and the commitment we make are all assets for the rapid marketing and success of your projects.

Already more than twenty startups incubated in the last 10 years!