Innovating for the future

Our innovative force must enable all our customers to enter the age of the resource revolution and to stay ahead of the game. To reach this goal, we innovate every day with our researchers and partners, for a mart and sustainable resource management.
Innovating for our customers

Supporting our clients towards a sustainable growth model

Our strategy relies on an ambitious research and innovation policy goals to shape a sustainable environment now. Allowing for a highly differentiated offer and enables our customers to achieve greater efficiency in the environmental management.

Transforming waste into value

The creation of secondary raw materials is at the heart of the new circular economy. It’s a way of coping with the increasing scarcity of natural resources and rising raw materials costs. We’re innovating to accelerate recycling and offer real world solutions to our customers.

>> Discover how SUEZ transforms waste into value (on SUEZ global website)

Creating new water resources

As the population grows and urbanization continues, the pressure on water resources is increased. We’re addressing this by developing innovative solutions, like the artificial aquifer recharge, desalination and the reuse of waste water technology.

>> Discover how SUEZ creates new water resources (on SUEZ global website)

Using digital tools at the service of resources

Digital technology is an efficient way to approach the environmental issues facing our customers around the world. We constantly innovate, to support their initiatives to improve the performance of their facilities.

>> Discover how SUEZ uses digital tools at the service of resources (on SUEZ global website)

Optimizing the water and wastewater treatment networks

Climate change, rampant urbanization and ever stricter regulations, the management of water has become more complex than ever. On the strength of our expertise, we work to develop new solutions capable of monitoring water networks in real time to continuously improve the quality of the water delivered.

>> Discover how SUEZ optimizes the management of water and wastewater treatment networks (on SUEZ global website)

Reducing health and environmental risks

Every year, we invest in research and innovation projects to improve the quality of water supplies and works hand in hand with the French and international regulatory authorities. Our company develops new technologies to eliminate emerging pollutants in its dedicated research laboratory.

>> Discover how SUEZ reduces health and environmental risks (on SUEZ global website)

Harnessing the energy out of water and waste

At SUEZ, we’re combating climate change by developing innovative solutions to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions, to optimize their energy consumption and to encourage the use of high-potential renewables.

>> Discover how SUEZ harnesses the energy of water and waste (on SUEZ global website)

Our innovation ecosystem

Internal research meets open innovation

Our innovation policy is based on various programs and projects managed internally, and with a strong commitment to open innovation, in order to shorten development cycles and to reduce time-to-market of our products and services. We've invested €97 million in 2017 into these programs.

research and expertise centers


invested in R&D

experts and reseachers

Technological tests

Our technological tests

We adopt a partnership-based approach with third-party companies through technological tests. These tests ensure that innovative solutions, regardless of whether they are provided by partners that are
start-ups, large groups or small to medium-sized enterprises, are tested under industrial conditions.
Find out more about our technological tests (on SUEZ global website)
Our international partnerships

Our international partnerships

We maintain long-term privileged relationships with numerous high-level scientific and technical players from different backgrounds: academic partnerships (University of Barcelona - Spain, Chinese Academy of Science etc.), international network (Global Water Research Coalition, Climate-KIC etc.) and French innovation and skills networks.
Find out more about our international partnerships (on SUEZ global website)