GAC Group

France

GAC Group
  • Role in the project: GAC Group will analyse and engage stakeholders all along the project, to ensure the co-creation of the GTool. In addition, GAC Group is responsible for the communication and dissemination of the project outcomes to targeted stakeholders and to the larger public.

  • Core competences: impact maximisation, outreach, stakeholder engagement strategy, impact assessment, international collaboration, communication, dissemination, awareness raising, policy recommendations, community building, research and innovation.

  • Link to the Website: https://group-gac.com

  • Name of the main contact: Svetlana Klessova

GAC Group is an international innovation consultancy firm specialised in innovation performance support (18M+ sales revenue in 2019). It was established in 2002 and employs 200+ specialists, mostly with PhD or MSc, spread across Europe, South America, Canada and Southeast Asia. The headquarters of the company are based near Paris, in Issy les Moulineaux, France; with offices in several cities of France (Nantes, Lyon, Lille, Sophia Antipolis…), as well as in Romania, Singapore, Canada, Brazil & recently in Germany. The company has 6 departments: innovation, internationalisation, networks and platforms, economic studies (including innovation strategies, territorial innovation development, evaluation and impact assessment etc), financial performance, & human resource performance. Thus, GAC specialists provides 360° support to innovation and cover the whole expansion value chain, from ideation to industrialization, from IP advice to project management, R&D public funding and new market access, from internationalisation strategy to its operationalization, legal document drafting to operational support. Our technical experts are consultants specialized per industry and knowledgeable in sectorial trends, issues and skilled on innovation projects to face industry and societal challenges.

In 2018, GAP launched GAC’UP, start up accelerator, to accompany innovation start ups in acceleration phase. The selected companies are spending 12 to 24 months in one of the GAC offices to get individual acceleration support (innovation marketing, IP support, international development…), benefit from GAC coworking space, host meetings etc.

GAC recently integrated the team and projects of inno TSD (now GAC), specialists in supporting inter-regional and international collaboration for innovation (500+ projects implemented since 1986): cluster and SMEs internationalisation support, university‐industry cooperation, business incubator management, supporting start-ups and other innovative companies, impact maximisation, stakeholder engagement, as well as inter-regional connections and mutual learning activities.