NOVA External Venturing - An innovation Catalyst
NOVA External Venturing brings entrepreneurs into contact with Saint-Gobain within a framework of establishing long-term development partnerships. Through these partnerships, Saint-Gobain’s R&D, manufacturing and sales capabilities can be combined with the very latest ideas from the world of habitat and state-of-the-art materials.
Together, Saint-Gobain and its partners work to bring sound ideas into marketing opportunities, developing a new generation of products or services for buildings, energy efficiency and sustainable development.
NOVA has made mutual respect between start-ups and Saint-Gobain its trademark. The relationship can then progress at each step through the innovation’s maturation process: upstream of development, in the industrial validation phase, and even at the time of its sales launch. The cooperation can take a variety of forms: intellectual property license, joint technological development, production joint venture, commercialization agreement, and more rarely, a direct shareholding. There is a customized agreement for each project to ensure the best level of reciprocity.