Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,969 employees at 31 December 2018 and sales of €2,628 million in 2018. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and their use of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Our high demands in terms of quality and our concern for the working conditions of employees is recognised by the fact that Bouygues Immobilier is the first property developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE and Top Employer France 2019.
A year ago, Bouygues Immobilier commissioned Ecosys Group, an innovation specialist, to identify the best start-ups meeting its strategic criteria. It has also forged close links with public and private investment funds, competitiveness centres and regional incubators. The aim is to identify ready-to-market businesses which have already achieved practical breakthroughs in ten areas (energy management, water management, waste recycling, building performance, transport optimisation, nature in the urban environment, air quality, local services, consultation and big data) across a wide range of activities, such as enhanced reality, 3D visualisation, network convergence, digital modelling, new financing methods, specific social media and new digital services.