Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation


Come with us to the future of technologies


Carrying out RTD and Innovation projects, since 1987, exploring the limits of technologyto create innovative solutions aligned with business

The vision of the Research & Innovation group of Atos is mainly focused on applying the latest research outcomes to real world situations where Atos’ clients need solutions that go beyond what current products provide.

You will find in our group a source of innovative ideas and expertise in emerging technologies

The Research & Innovation group is the research and development hub for new technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. Thanks to our large expertise in research, development and innovation projects, we are able to bring new solutions and innovative elements to customers’ business.

Our focus on the combination of advanced technological developments and commercial exploitation of project outcomes leads to innovative but realistic solutions

The group focuses on projects development, combining economic exploitation of research results and the most up-to-date technological achievements with high awareness of human factors (education, usability, inclusion, cultural diversity, and multilingualism).

Our capacity of coordinating international partnerships and our extended network of technology centres, universities and user organisations makes us a reliable business partner

Since 1987, the Research & Innovation group has been deeply involved in research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects. We have become an extremely well-known player in the European research arena, with references in various Directorates-General of the European Commission.


Furthermore, Atos, as an ICT global player, is active in long-term EU working groups and therefore has a say in the definition of future funding programs. For more than 25 years, we have acquired valuable expertise in innovation management.


Based on the day-to-day activity in research and innovation projects, our group has developed efficient working processes, templates, knowledge base, and collaborative tools. From strategy to project management, from the generation of ideas to the identification of funding opportunities and selection of the right partners, from opportunities to results, the group covers all activities and is able to provide reliable support services to our customers. All these capacities build on the diversity and preparedness of our people. Our experts cover a wide range of disciplines, from emerging technological areas to social sciences and economics.

Teams are multi-disciplinary and multicultural, and are thus able to dialogue with customers and understand their needs. Atos’ customers can benefit from our group’s R&D&I related services, such as advanced technology watch, innovation ideas channeling, evaluation and management, alignment of the organisation’s R&D&I strategy with public funding sources programs, proposal drafting and delivery support, successful proposals negotiations, and finally, proper project management office. 

Blazing the trail of emerging technologies towards new horizons

In line with Atos’ constant search for practical innovations and business trends, our group is committed to being at the forefront of technological developments. We manage knowledge on emerging technologies both from a purely technological and from an application point of view.

Atos Research Innovation labs 2016


Additionally, the group is working on three strategic lines of research and innovation:


  • Green vehicles: fostering research and innovation for clean and energy efficient vehicles that optimise road transport and boost competitiveness in the automotive industry, as well as reduce the carbon footprint. 
  • Smart cities: in line with Atos MyCity solutions, we are developing a “smart cities benchmark”, which includes ataxonomy and a methodology for smart cities services evaluation and validation. We are working on each of the identified dimensions of the taxonomy and participating in European R&D collaborative projects targeting almost all market applications areas. 
  • Big data: addressing the Big Data technology challenges in order to provide customers with innovative solutions(storing, processing and analysis). In the near future, having new information management techniques over big data will be critical to support the explosion of information and generate added value.


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