Neovia Innovation

Neovia Innovation

Who are we?

Founded in 2013, Neovia Innovation is a research and innovation consulting company that works in the digital field and has in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem of national and European research and innovation programmes. With its technical and scientific expertise, Neovia Innovation works at the core of emerging projects and subjectss (software, high performance computing, e-health, smart city, artificial intelligence, bigdata, etc.) and implements multi-partner collaborative projects.

Former evaluators and experienced in the various European funding instruments (H2020, CEF, AAL, Interreg, Erasmus +, etc.), the consultants of Neovia Innovation accompanied several dozen of projects, from 1 to more than 50 participants, with budgets up to EUR 22 million.

The aim of the company is to contribute to the development of engineering and science by assisting public and private actors in the success of their projects.

Our approach is based on long-term commitment and relationship.

The team

Béatrice Bernaud-Pau
Chief Executive Officer

Béatrice Bernaud-Pau is an agricultural engineer, with a degree in Urban Planning from Sciences-Po Paris.

She has extensive experience in financing, strategy and preparation of complex projects.

Thierry Bidot
Senior Consultant

Thierry Bidot comes from the French ecosystem of Numerical Analysis.

He has led multiple collaborative digital and technological R&D projects in French and Anglo-Saxon organisations.

Corentin Lefèvre

Consultant with over 10 years experience, Corentin Lefevre graduated in Computer Science, History and Sociology.

He has managed a broad variety of collaborative R&D projects, with a predilection for projects combining digital and sustainable development.

Emilie Germetz

Emilie Germetz has a Master of Communication and Management.

She has carried out numerous missions in scientific project management and communication, both event and digital.

Caroline Blanke

Caroline Blanke graduated in International Politics and Economics.

She has coordinated and promoted numerous projects in the field of research and central government, in particular on environmental, climate and digital issues.


Neovia Innovation supports you as a partner or subcontractor at all stages of your projects and development.

Strategic consulting

Neovia Innovation helps you define and implement the strategic plan for your collaborative R&D and assists you with the implementation of a strategic watch.

Project structuring

Neovia Innovation supports you setting up your project: content, funding, calendar, writing, coordination, partner search, submission.

Project management

Neovia Innovation provides assistance in the conduct of your project: co-piloting, animation, reporting, and operational, administrative and financial monitoring.

Digital communication & events

Neovia Innovation defines and implements your event and digital communication as well as the dissemination of your research and innovation results.

Organisation of workshops and scientific committees

Neovia Innovation has a fine understanding of the technical issues of the digital projects it accompanies. As such, we regularly organise and participate in international seminars, workshops and committees.

Project performance analysis

Neovia Innovation helps you determine relevant performance indicators (KPIs), evaluate them and conduct impact assessments.

Technical and sectoral studies

Neovia Innovation participates in the conduct of technical or sectoral studies on behalf of research and innovation projects and actors.

Holding & business development

Neovia Innovation supports its customers in their commercial development and in the marketing phases of R&D results.

Ecosystem support

Neovia Innovation facilitates the structuring and implementation of research and innovation ecosystems: collaboration, networking, action plans.


Neovia Innovation contributes to various networks of partners in France and Europe

The French Association of Innovation Consulting (ACI) is composed of 70 innovation consultancy firms representing 3000 employees working for all innovation stakeholders (companies, public authorities…). Neovia Innovation is the coordinator of the ACI’s Collaborative Projects Commission.

The Rennes 1 Foundation, “Progress, Innovate, Undertake”, was established in 2010 by the University of Rennes 1. This network aims to bring the University of Rennes 1 closer to the companies in order to promote innovation and socio-economic development.

The European Technology Platform (ETP) for high-performance Computing (HPC) is a pan-European industrial think-tank promoting high performance computing and R&D.

CORTEAM is a consultancy in Management and Strategy, specialized in coaching and assisting SMEs, industries and local authorities.

The European Association of Innovation Consultants (EAIC) aims to create synergies between consultancy firms active in the field of European research and innovation projects, and to form a pan-European association of innovation consultants.

The CEA, the CNRS and the INRIA set up in 1994 a collaborative structure for the development and promotion of projects for the parallel calculation from the national to international level: the ORAP (ORganisation Associative du Parallélisme).

The TransContinuum Initiative (TCI) supported by eight major European organisations, 5G IA (Communication), AIOTI (Internet Of Things), BDVA (Big Data), CLAIRE (Artificial Intelligence), EU-MATHS-IN (Mathematics), ECSO (Cybersecurity), ETP4HPC (High-Performance Computing), HiPEAC (Embedded Architecture), is developing and promoting at EU level a vision of the digital continuum infrastructure required for the convergence of data and compute capabilities in many leading edge industrial and scientific use scenarios.

Projects & references

Some projects

EXDCI/ EXDCI-2 is a coordination action aimed at supporting the activities of the high performance computing ecosystem in mapping, strategy development and performance monitoring, as well as building and maintaining relationships with other HPC international activities and regions, or with other communities (Big Data, IoT, IA); Through its involvement in networks and working groups such as the BDEC project.

AQMO is a project co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) which consists of setting up a solution for measuring and analysing the air quality of the city of Rennes by mobile sensors, performing digital HPC simulations, while making data available to citizens.

PHIDIAS is a project that develops and implements prototypes for the exploitation of space and environmental data from Earth Sciences based on intensive computing capabilities (HPC). This project will develop data sets that will be added to the EOSC catalogues. Phidias, officially started in November 2019, will continue until 2022.

Neovia Innovation accompanies m3connect, German SMEs specialising in digital communication networks and remote management environment design. This partnership includes its business development and technology development strategy, which involves the development of national and European R&D projects.

Some partners


If you have a project, we can help you with its development.

Our offices are located in Paris – Lyon – Rennes