Open innovation

Making innovation a collective project

Innovation is also, and above all, about sharing. This is why Covivio federates around its innovation strategy a large ecosystem of both external and internal stakeholders, in order to cross the views and expertise. The aim is to propose an innovation strategy based on sharing and collaboration.

Strengthening our potential for innovation

We stimulate creativity to enrich our continuous innovation strategy, drawing on a deep ecosystem fed by dynamic open innovation focused on start-ups, incubators and partner companies.


Draw on a start-up ecosystem to propose new products and services

In France, Germany and Italy, Covivio has forged some forty partnerships with a range of start-ups in many fields of expertise

Charging points for electric vehicles

Wirelane, Charge IT

Automated access to buildings

Kiwi, Better Bell

Building renovation using recycled paint


Indoor air quality

Octopus Lab, Enerbrain

Digital building design

Resolving Building 360

New catering offers

Le bon bocal, Foodcheri, Foorban

Innovating together on low carbon issues

Covivio working with Sekoya, carbon and climate innovation platform

To support our action on carbon impacts, Covivio has struck up a partnership with Sekoya, an innovation platform working on low-carbon issues. The thirty partners involved in the process – large companies, SMEs, laboratories, start-ups – identify innovative solutions in the field of managing carbon emissions.


“Air Quality Challenge” by Covivio & EDF

To identify and test innovative solutions for improving indoor air quality while cutting energy consumption, in 2020 Covivio and EDF R&D launched the European “Air Quality Challenge” call for projects. To date, some ten buildings in the Bureaux France portfolio have been fitted with sensors to measure and monitor indoor air quality, both in common areas and in certain private zones. This initiative is being carried out with the support of Impulse Partners, already a partner of the two operators.


Integrating start-ups into the day-to-day running of our businesses as part of a permanent sourcing process, and setting up tools to gather ideas on various themes: we deploy initiatives to mobilize employees around Covivio’s innovation strategy. The result: innovative ideas and concepts.

Innovating with employees

“Adopt1startup” challenge

embedding start-ups in the day-to-day work of our business through continuous sourcing.

“1001 Ideas”

European digital platform created to gather ideas from all employees on a range of themes.

“Ctrl+Alt+Desk” Hackathon

organised in partnership with Orange and IBM. On the theme of space and work, external contributors and Covivio employees have rethought the office by developing innovative ideas and concepts.

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Sustainable building

The eco-construction of ever more virtuous and efficient buildings, capable of meeting the climate challenge.