Open research

The future is being built today, in interaction with all stakeholders, in particular international researchers and developers, governments and communities of interest.

  • Orange is contributing to over 80 cooperative projects, both in France and Europe, and to several European Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), including the “Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet and Big Data” PPP.

  • As part of the French Government’s Future Investments Program, the Group is involved with two Technological Research Institutes (TRIs). It is the head of the com">b<>com TRI, which is working with 20 SMEs on ultra-high-speed fixed and mobile networks and the content of the future. It also contributes to the SystemX TRI, which is working on digital systems engineering.

  • Orange is involved in 100 research partnerships with universities and public laboratories in France and all over the world. The Group is a founding member of five foundations, including the Institut Mines-Télécom and the Centrale Supélec, and has formed research partnerships with foreign universities. It also finances 12 university chairs, including one at the Polytechnique et Télécom Paris Tech on the economy and regulation, and another at the Institut Mines-Télécom on the values and policies of personal information.

  • The Group participates in 10 competitiveness clusters formed in France to promote local synergies around innovative projects. In particular, it is the leader of the “Images and Networks” cluster. These clusters enable Orange to be involved in the development of over 3,000 digital start-ups and SMEs.

  • 60 research partnerships have been formed with industrial players to predict and assess – using the best specialists – the attractiveness of new products and services and get them to market quicker. The Group also contributes to Nouvelle France Industrielle solutions including “smart objects,” “digital trust,” and the “data economy.”

  • Orange participates in the ecosystems of French tech and its start-ups to work on breakthrough technologies in terms of uses or markets.

  • Every year, Orange welcomes over 2,300 visitors to the Salon de la Recherche, an occasion of intense exchange that allows our researchers to share their work via approximately forty demonstrations.