Scientific excellence. Being connected to the best scientific ecosystems strengthens our leadership in our molecule territory allows us to address challenges facing society and bring value to our customers.
Trust. Mutual trust is a fundamental component of establishing long-term partnerships and sharing common views and goals.
Complementarity. Expertise and complementary know-how enriches partners by encouraging them to share scientific and technological innovations, develop new business cases, and understand the major scientific and environmental challenges.
Diversity. Today, key innovations come from all geographies and are often the result of multidisciplinary approaches based on very diverse scientific knowledge and cultures.
Pooling efforts with partners all along the value chain is one factor of success for open innovation. Air Liquide is proactive in innovation ecosystems across North America, Asia, and Europe, leading or being a key player in consortium projects. By participating in worldwide programs (H2020, DOE, NEDO..), we can leverage and accelerate our own innovation and develop new market offers.
Within Europe, Air Liquide is a member of:
Through these Challenges, Air Liquide has identified researchers who have made scientific breakthroughs in areas, defined by the Group, that can be transformed into sustainable technologies through long-term partnerships. These scientific challenges, known as the #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge, develop our scientific knowledge in essential small molecules and help prepare for the Group's future technologies.