Innovation is what drives us

We are committed to creating practicable, accessible technology that is designed to benefit mankind and genuinely transform people’s day-to-day lives. Our global innovation strategy underscores open innovation and research as important levers to our success.



Over 700 million euros invested in research and development.
8,000 people dedicated to research and development, including engineers, technicians, developers, designers, sociologists and marketers.
44th most innovative company in the world

*Source: Boston Consulting Group, February 2017

Orange research:
patents in our portfolio

research partnerships with public universities and laboratories and 60 partnerships with industry around the world.

co-operative research projects across Europe.

Our innovation priorities include networks, big data, mobile communications, Internet of Things, video and content. We are also expanding into financial services.
By staying close to innovative ecosystems, we can learn from start-ups and developers to speed up innovation. Our mission is to locate, support and promote promising digital talent that will help shape the future.



Orange Labs
Orange Labs is made up of 15 research and development centers across four continents. It has overall technical responsibility for our products and services and manages the final development and release of our products to the market. In addition, at Orange Labs our customers can test any innovations under consideration.

We also run an Open Innovation program that supports the development of new solutions that use our networks. To aid this initiative, we have made more than 20 self-service programming interfaces (APIs) available to developers.

Orange Fab
Orange Fab is our international network of start-up accelerators, with 182 start ups being advanced to date in 11 countries. Our target is to help 500 start-ups globally by 2020 through various programs. We also invest in start-ups through Orange Digital Investment and Orange Digital Ventures.