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In France, GRTgaz owns and operates Europe’s longest high pressure natural gas transmission network. It contributes to managing networks in Germany and provides gas transmission appraisal and consultancy services in Europe and worldwide.

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Security, competitiveness, reliability

GRTgaz has three main missions

– It transports its customers’ natural gas in the best conditions of safety, cost and reliability

– It supplies the recipients directly connected to the transmission network: large industrial consumers, power plants using natural gas to generate electricity, the public distribution networks and the adjacent transmission networks.

– It develops its transportation capacities to meet the needs of the market and strengthen the security of supply in France and in Europe.


One ambition: to become the benchmark natural gas transporter in Europe

The ambition of GRTgaz: to become the benchmark natural gas transporter in Europe by providing the safest and most attractive transmission and thus make France the crossroads of European gas exchanges.

GRTgaz, energy solutions for the future

The transmission network, natural gas and gas renewable resources contribute efficiently to the energy transition by reconciling a fall in emissions with energy security and competitiveness.

By fostering the emergence of renewable gases produced in France, their local use in industry and transport, GRTgaz is putting its network at the service of the country’s energy transition. In concrete terms, our actions have helped avoid the emission of 380,000 tonnes of CO2. This is the equivalent of the installation of 25,000 wind turbines in the French energy mix.

Discover our future energy solutions and in particular efficient gas technologies, biomethane, bio-NGV and the Power to Gas innovative solution. Each of these four technological innovations is paving the way to what we refer to as today as the 3rd gas revolution.

Message from the Directors


GRTgaz Innovation Mission Director

After the success of the 2016 and 2017 editions, the GRTgaz Open Innovation approach is continuing in 2018! Our goal remains the same: to find innovative responses to the problems facing our activities and promote the implementation of these innovations in the company.

In the past two years, SMEs, start-ups, mid-caps, laboratories and schools have found innovative responses to our needs. In all, 227 proposals have been studied and analysed by our experts, 51 companies have been received to present their solutions before the members of the various juries, and 11 partnerships have already been established. Current experiments have even given rise to real successes for the winners who have been able to deploy their solutions within GRTgaz, which have also been able to interest other gas players and thus develop their business and which have benefited from increased visibility.

Our 6 new calls for projects are the reflection of the challenges facing GRTgaz: participate in the Energy Transition by encouraging the development of new uses of gas and constructing the transmission network of tomorrow, digitising the company, continuing our commitments in terms of respect for our environment, guaranteeing the safety of our facilities… They are strategic for GRTgaz! Also, we are convinced that it is only by working together with our partners that we will meet the challenges that await us.

We believe in these Open Innovation Challenges and in your ability to offer us innovations to solve as yet unresolved issues!
We will be very attentive to all your proposals, your approaches, your concepts, and your ideas.

Already, we would like to thank you for your involvement in the 2018 edition of our Open Innovation Challenges and we are eager to begin working with you!

Philippe RICHARD

GRTgaz Director of Purchases, Procurement and Logistics

The Open Inno team:

Composed of various profiles with a range of skills, our team aims to connect a large ecosystem outside the gas world to provide our activities with leading-edge innovations.

Note that the common point shared by the entire team is curiosity and they are available to answer your questions at: blg-grt-challengesopeninnovation@grtgaz.com

Mathilde DELIGNOU – Open Innovation Challenges Pilot – Purchases, Procurement and Logistics Department

Frédéric GUILLOU – R&D and Innovation Coordinator R&D and Innovation Department

Rémi LELARGE – Open Innovation Challenges Partnerships Coordinator – Purchases, Procurement and Logistics Department

Claire DESVIGNES – Open Innovation Challenges Communications Officer – Purchases, Procurement and Logistics Department

Taïb RAISSI – Open Innovation Challenges Project Officer – Purchases, Procurement and Logistics Department

Our Partners talk to you about us!

Jean-Pierre GERAULT

Richelieu Committee Chairman

Message from the Richelieu Committee

The Richelieu Committee is pleased to be a partner of this second edition of the GRTgaz Open Innovation Challenges. These challenges are fully in line with the Richelieu Committee’s strategy which wishes to strengthen and contribute to the development of relations between the start-ups, SMEs, mid-caps and large groups in an “open innovation” spirit.