GAC Group (GAC) is an international innovation consultancy firm specialised in innovation performance support. It was established in 2002 and has 200+ specialists, mostly with PhD or MSc, spread across Europe, South America, Canada and Southeast Asia. The headquarters of the company are based in Issy les Moulineaux, France; with offices in several cities of France, as well as in Romania, Singapore, Canada, Brazil & Germany. The company has 6 departments: innovation, internationalisation, networks and platforms, and 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 2020, GAC integrated the consultancy 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, university‐industry cooperation, exploitation and IPR support, outreach activities, business incubator management, supporting start-ups and other innovative companies, impact maximisation, stakeholder engagement, as well as inter-regional connections and mutual learning activities. Particular accent has been put on supporting international research, development and innovation collaboration between the European Union and Third Countries, e.g. the USA, Mediterranean, India, Southeast Asia, China.
Core Competence: impact maximisation – communication, dissemination, awareness raising, exploitation, policy recommendations, stakeholders’ engagement, community building, international collaboration related to research and innovation, ICT for development, community building, impact assessment.