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A guide to innovation at TotalEnergies

Working Together

There are so many reasons to innovate with us. We offer a wide range of partnership opportunities: from co-development to financing, including full-scale tests...  Discover how we can collaborate and get started today! 

How start-ups work with us

Co-innovation and commercial development

Design and build new solutions with our teams and benefit from our network to expand your business.

Real-life testing

See how your innovative solutions perform in real-life situations by testing them with our customers or at one of our industrial sites.


We can help you grow by financing your low-carbon energy solutions through  or, in France, by offering a prime rate loan with .

Three Steps for a successful collaboration

  1. 1

    Start by discovering our innovation topics

    For each of these topics, we regularly launch challenges to solve the pain points of our businesses. Are you interested in a specific topic?

  2. 2

    Reply to a challenge

    Can your startup respond to one or more of our needs? Be one of the first to respond to our calls for projects.

  3. 3

    Hear from us

    If your solution addresses our needs, you will hear from one of our teams at TotalEnergies. An innovation manager will reach out to schedule an initial meeting and next steps for a potential collaboration. 

Explore our innovation topics

Don’t see an innovation topic or challenge that corresponds to your start-up?

We’re always looking for new, innovation solutions. Send us a proposal for a potential partnership with your start-up.

Want to go even further?

Have a burning question?

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Start-ups say it best!

Our partners share their experiences.

Our open challenges

Check out our latest open challenges and apply!