Vallourec is willing to partner with startups, labs and companies to develop new products, solutions and businesses.

Come and join to co-develop our next successful innovation.

Open innovation has been part of the Group’s strategy for decades, since the first VAM® connections were developed through a partnership. Open innovation has been especially reinforced over the last four years, as Vallourec organized three worldwide open innovation challenges. Each of these challenges triggered win-win collaborative developments with the winning partners. Reaping the rewards from these previous challenges, the Group is willing to collaborate with startups on a regular basis by opening challenges on 5 strategic fields of innovation: Smart pipes & pipelines, Field & remote services, New energies, New Vallourec businesses, Industry 4.0.

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Smart Pipes & Pipelines

Let’s enrich our pipes with new functions and new technologies to increase integrity, efficiency, sustainability and/or bring new usages to end-users.

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Field & Remote services

Let’s enhance our field and remote services with digital, artificial intelligence and other new technologies to increase efficiency along the full energy and industry value chain.

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New energies

Energy transition needs innovative and efficient solutions to grow. Let’s develop solutions enabling new energies by leveraging and combining our technical competences and assets.

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New Vallourec businesses

There are many new needs and trends to fulfill outside energy sectors. Let’s make them grow thanks to our differentiating competences and assets.

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Industry 4.0

To reach best-in-class industrial efficiency of our production and storage facilities, let’s improve, change or revolutionize industrial processes.

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