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GAC Group has formed a strategic alliance with inno TSD to become a national and international leader in innovation development consulting for the private and public sector

Posted on 23/06/2020 at 17:55

GAC Group has formed a strategic alliance with inno TSD to become a national and international leader in innovation development consulting for the private and public sector

GAC Group, a global consulting services company for innovation & business performance, is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership with inno TSD, specialists in European projects and territorial competitiveness related to innovation.

As part of its strategy to develop its offer on the innovation value chain, this external growth operation strengthens the GAC Group's position, already present through offices in France, Germany, Romania, Brazil, Singapore and Canada and bringing together more than 200 experienced consultants, many with PhD degrees.

inno TSD has been present on the Sophia Antipolis science park for more than 30 years. The company offers a long track record studies and projects for economic development and innovation: regional strategies, smart specialization analysis, sectors of excellence, clusters and incubators, evaluation of public policies, research and innovation development, international collaboration and entrepreneurship support.

Its contribution is also significant for the definition and improvement of public policies with European entities and key stakeholder communities. inno TSD supports impact maximisation of collaborative research and innovation through the design and animation of digital platforms for policy learning, the exchange of good practices, the development of trend observatories, and the use of co-creation and open innovation approaches.

Together, the two companies will develop their common vision : to contribute to the growth of innovation approaches and services in France, Europe and worldwide by speeding up projects and strategies for collaboration and cooperation between the public and private sectors and all the key actors present throughout innovation ecosystems.

The synergy of their competences will allow more than 2000 private clients of GAC to develop and accelerate the value of their research and innovation projects and technologies for European and international collaborative projects.

GAC Group will offer the expertise of inno TSD's teams to its customers to support them in their innovation strategy definition, increasing expected impacts and to help them to establish partnerships with public sector and innovation and research players across Europe and beyond.

GAC Group and inno TSD share the same values of excellence, commitment and trust towards their clients and employees and together they will create positive synergies for all their partners. Christophe Boytchev (GAC group CEO):

"I am very pleased with the opportunities of this partnership to develop innovation services and enhance the competitiveness of regions across France and Europe. This is a key step in the life of our company. Our strengths give us the opportunity to grow in new markets, to achieve concrete synergies, to strengthen our value proposition and to offer sustainable growth for our Group and our clients. I am really proud to welcome a highly skilled team to GAC. The expertise, the diversity of our experiences, our complementary backgrounds will be the major assets to contribute to the development of our clients and successfully carry out our project."

Marc Pattinson – inno TSD Director

"The whole team is really pleased to join GAC Group. We have naturally found our way into a company with a common culture, shared values and DNA. GAC Group offers new perspectives to our clients, partners and employees through the complementarity of our approaches, our offers, our innovation ecosystems and our skills."

Download the press release : English version or French version.