Veolia VIA

Veolia’s Open Innovation initiative VIA acts as a matchmaker between innovative solution providers and the Veolia ecosystem: researchers, Business Unit managers, experts in France and internationally.

VIA strives to:

  • support startups and the Veolia ecosystem and so rapidly and successfully integrate the proposed innovation,
  • develop an active sourcing approach, reaching out to those with innovative solutions,
  • demonstrate the importance of collaborative innovation for Veolia,
  • communicate the Veolia Group's innovation needs more effectively,
  • build an internal momentum to ensure a swift go or no-go decision,
  • build on the Group's new organization (zone/specialties) to find sponsors and Business Units that will use the solutions.

The Veolia model differs from the investment fund model in that it offers industrial support and operational collaboration. Veolia’s goal is to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing access to markets, pilot sites and research and innovation capacities. The Veolia Group believes that open innovation drives its own competitiveness and helps deliver more value to its municipal and industrial customers. It offers a successful breeding ground for establishing both large group-startup relations and win-win partnerships.

Who can apply

Veolia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) is open for startups, entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


Ongoing, please check the link below for details.

Thematic focus

The Veolia Innovation Accelerator covers Clean Tech in every facet of Veolia Environnement's expertise in a bid to step up this green growth: drinking water, wastewater, energy performance and envirfonmental services. There are two ways of working with the Veolia Innovation Accelerator:
• Calls for external solutions, a targeted approach responding to already identified needs, and
• The Open Channel, for submitting innovative solutions at any time to start the matchmaking process in the Group’s areas of expertise.


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