About

Presans leverages its network composed of 5 000 000 experts by organising worldwide Calls for Expertise to engage the best experts (and the most surprising) to bring the insights our clients need for certain strategic or operational decisions related to innovation.

We are a Paris-based company, with operations all over Europe. Our network is composed of over 5 000 000 leading experts in their field. Presans was born early 2008 after Richard Gottscho, Group Vice President and General Manager at Lam Research California, convinced Albert Meige, co-founder of Presans, to move from traditional Research & Development to “Open Innovation”.

Our clients are innovative large and medium companies in industrial sectors such as aerospace, aeronautics, defense, car manufacturing, energy & environment, mechanics, materials or information technologies. Presans helps the world’s leading companies to access worldwide intelligence and knowledge, by identifying, qualifying and engaging for them leading experts across a broad range of industries and disciplines. Our clients seeking for experts do it for various reasons: strategic decision making, new research partner identification, technological problem solving, technology watch etc. In other words, we tackle any need that can be addressed by scientific expertise.

Our offer stands apart through our focus on the integration of state-of-the-art web-mining technology and high-quality services. With many decades of combined experience in areas such as innovation management, research & development, expert sourcing and computer science, our offer is based on a sound understanding of today’s issues.

Our philosophy has been to build our reputation on customer satisfaction and to treat our collaborators (Staff, Fellows and Experts of our network) as our greatest asset. We are proud to offer the professionalism of an experienced company with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Presans has been awarded numerous prizes. For example, Presans was the laureate of the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique Innovation Prize (2008), and Finalist of the Paris Innovation Prize (2009) and Réseau Entreprendre (2011). Albert Meige (the founder of Presans) was also selected as a leading expert for the book A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, foreworded by Henry Chesbrough, the father of Open Innovation (2010).

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