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Neovia Innovation is a consulting company that supports teams in their R&I projects, mainly in the digital field.

Who are we?

Neovia Innovation is a consulting company that supports teams in their research and innovation projects, mainly in the digital field. Since 2013, we have been building long-term and trust-based relationships with public and private sector actors, helping them to set up, manage and run their national and European scientific projects.

Our objective is to be active and committed players in research and innovation. We are co-founders of the European Association of Innovation Consultants (EAIC) and actively participate in the French Association des Conseils en Innovation (ACI). We work with research infrastructures, major groups, SMEs and major local, national and European public players. Discover our network.

The company’s technical expertise enables it to operate at the heart of emerging projects and themes (software, high-performance computing, e-health, smart city, bigdata, artificial intelligence, etc.). Furthermore, through our in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem of national and European programmes, we offer a comprehensive range of services covering strategic consulting, communication, project set-up and management. Discover our services.

Strong of ten years of experience, our team is made up of former expert evaluators familiar with the various European funding instruments (Horizon Europe, CEF, AAL, Interreg, Erasmus +, etc.). Our consultants have accompanied several dozens of projects with up to 50 participants and budgets of up to €20m. Discover our projects.

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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 graduated in Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.

He has led multiple teams and 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's in Communication and International 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.

Florian Piffet

Florian Piffet has a degree in Negotiations and European Project Engineering.

He has participated in managing several French and European collaborative R&D projects in the digital and HPC field, notably in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Clémentine Ferré

Clémentine Ferré has a degree in Political Sciences, Intercultural Relations and European Project Management.

She has been involved in coordinating several European collaborative projects in the field of research and development.

Valentin Jay Blanchard

Valentin Jay Blanchard has a degree in European Union and neighbouring regions studies.

He has contributed to the set-up and management of a number of collaborative national and European R&D projects in the digital field, with a particular interest in environmental research infrastructures.


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, Europe and worldwide.

Data Terra is a research E-Infrastructure which includes 4 data hubs in the Earth system and environment domain. Its main mission is to develop global access and processing facility for Earth observation data, products, and services.

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 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.

Being a member of the Association, the company is committed to adhering to the EAIC Code of Conduct regarding trust, integrity, impartiality, responsibility and fairness.

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

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).

BDEC‘s main objective is to enable transnational research communities, in a wide range of disciplines, to converge on a common “digital continuum platform” (DCP) – a next-generation network computing platform for creating distributed services in a world permeated by devices and saturated by digital data, with actions spanning from drafting the design of said platform, organising a demonstration of its potential and developing the corresponding shaping strategy.

The TransContinuum Initiative (TCI) is 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.

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.

CORTEAM is a management and strategy consultancy that specialises in coaching and assisting SMEs, industries and local authorities.

Projects & references

EXDCI (2015-2018) / EXDCI-2 (2018-2020) is a coordination action aimed at supporting the activities of the high-performance computing ecosystem.

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AQMO (2018-2020) 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.

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PHIDIAS (2019-2022) 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).

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The NumPEx program is a 6-year project which started in 2023. This French Priority Research Programs and Equipment (PEPR) initiative for Exascale in France gathers more than 500 researchers and engineers nationwide to contribute to the European Exascale software stack, particularly in the Jules Verne project, aiming to deliver the second European Exascale system by 2025. Neovia Innovation is notably involved in the programme’s European and international collaboration activities, the International Post-Exascale (InPEx) project.

GAIA Data is an eight-year Equipex+ PIA3 project supported by three research infrastructures (Data Terra, PNDB and Climeri-France). It aims to develop and implement an integrated, distributed platform of services and data for observing, modelling and understanding the Earth system, biodiversity and the Environment. Intended for the scientific community as well as public and socio-economic players, these services will be accessible via portals enabling inter- and trans-disciplinary research and will be based on multi-source data.

The European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing (ETP4HPC) has been approached to provide a Strategic Technology Agenda for Destination Earth (DestinE), an initiative of the European Commission implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) to develop digital twins of our planet to predict the effects better and build resilience to climate change.

Memorandum for advancing European leadership in sovereign cyber-infrastructures

This memorandum addresses the need for a novel R&D trans-continuum approach to achieve new generations of massive cyber-infrastructures targeting grand challenges for humankind in Big Science such as the Square Kilometer Array – SKA giant radio telescope, the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN | HL-LHC2) and others well-known monumental frameworks.

The goal of the FAIR-EASE project (2022-2025) is to customize and operate distributed and integrated services for observation and modelling of the Earth system, environment, and biodiversity.

The HEROES project (2021-2023) aims at developing an innovative software solution addressing industrial and scientific user communities. The platform will allow end-users to submit their complex simulation and machine learning workflows to both HPC data centres and cloud infrastructures and provide them with the possibility to choose the best option to achieve their goals in time, within budget and with the best energy efficiency.

Led by eminent industrials and academic partners, the SCALABLE project (2021-2023) aims to improve the performance, scalability and energy efficiency of an industrial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software based on a Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) for the next generation of European exascale systems. In the context of EuroHPC, LBM is especially well suited to exploit advanced supercomputer architectures through vectorization, accelerators, and massive parallelization.

HPC-GIG brings support to the EuroHPC JU Governance and aims to facilitate its operations, transparently and non-intrusively leveraging the HPC community know-how, with the flexibility to align project activities with the programme schedule and needs and deliver timely and useful input to the entity. For this, it engages HPC and data ecosystems’ stakeholders, consolidates networks of expertise, links national and pan-European activities in the field and creates visibility within the European HPC and data ecosystem.

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.

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Our offices are located in Paris – Lyon – Nantes – Rennes