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For more than 30 years, Alcimed has been supporting industrial leaders, innovative SMEs and start-ups, and public institutions, in their innovation and new market development projects.

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Innovation strategy consulting firm Experts SpecialistsWho IS ALCIMED?

We are not consultants, we are explorers!

Founded in 1993, Alcimed is an innovation and new business consulting firm, specializing in innovation driven sectors: life sciences (healthcare, biotech, agrifood), energy, environment, mobility, chemicals, materials, cosmetics, aeronautics, space and defence.

Our purpose? Helping both private and public decision-makers explore and develop their UNCHARTED TERRITORIES: new technologies, new offers, new geographies, possible futures, and new ways to innovate.

Located across eight offices around the world (France, Europe, Singapore and the United States), our team is made up of 200 highly-qualified, multicultural and passionate explorers, with a blended science/technology and business culture.


A unique and recognized know-how in the consulting world

Alcimed is recognized by its clients as a challenger of the consulting establishment, for its offbeat side and its ability to dare.

We work across the “Innovation” spectrum, with both corporate and strategic management, as well as operational decision-makers.


« An innovation is an idea that meets its market… The result of two worlds that don’t know each other and are brought together… To better innovate means succeeding in launching new products and services on the market, in a faster way… »


Our projects cover all the key success factors of innovation:

  • From very operational stakes, such as remote collaboration, community animation, organization of virtual ad-boards, animation of internal or external innovation challenges, …
  • To more strategic stakes, such as auditing and recommending improvements to an innovation process, conducting an open innovation approach, co-constructing an innovation strategy, or redesigning an R&D approach, …
  • Or even by developing an innovation culture or mindset that motivates and mobilizes the team and fosters interactions with the ecosystem.

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In its 2023 ranking, Décideurs Magazine ranked Alcimed “Excellent” in the Consulting Firm category for the Strategy & Innovation Management specialty.

Alcimed classé acteur excellent par Décideurs Magazine dans la catégorie cabinet de conseil et stratégie et management de l'innovation


They trust us for their innovation projects

Alcimed’s clients are major industry leaders, SMEs, start-ups and public institutions.



Our client, an American pharmaceutical group, requested the support of our team to define their open innovation strategy in Europe in order to facilitate their collaboration with European start-ups and researchers.

After having studied the possible collaboration opportunities envisaged by our client (mainly focused on the search for new therapies and R&D techniques), our team carried out an initial mapping of the European hot spots and clusters in the biotech field. In a second step, we carried out a benchmark of the most innovative open innovation approaches implemented in Europe by other players, in healthcare and in other sectors.

The result for our client? Based on the information gathered during our investigations, we organized a workshop with our client's team in order to co-construct together the best open innovation strategy to implement and define the main steps for its operational deployment.
Our team has supported a leader in the pharmaceutical industry in the testing of an innovative hypertension management program launched in several countries.

Through an analysis of available scientific publications, international guidelines and congress reports, as well as an assessment of the receptiveness of healthcare professionals, Alcimed enabled its client to determine the likely impact of such a disease management program from a patient perspective and in terms of sales in the target countries.
We supported the R&D team of a leading player in the food industry in optimizing its innovation process to accelerate the marketing of its products.

Our client had an innovation process very rich in ideas but internally focused and not very open to an external ecosystem. This constraint generated many limitations, including slow idea characterization and feasibility checks. By conducting a benchmark of existing open innovation practices in the industry and leading a series of workshops with our client's teams, we identified and implemented actions to use external partners at various stages of the innovation process in order to accelerate the different stages and thus the marketing of product innovations.
We assisted a leading pharmaceutical company that wanted to bring its teams together around innovation to develop new products, new services, new market access models and new ways of working; all in a special and unique place.

We decided to generate this new momentum by imagining the creation of an "innovation laboratory", a physical place "apart". Through an external benchmark and internal workshops with a dedicated project team, we defined its operational functioning and roadmap and then organized the first events taking place in this new laboratory with employees now ready to innovate!
Our team explored the field of natural alternatives to cow’s milk to help a player in the food industry to innovate on its range of infant milks.

Our client wanted to inspire its R&D teams by analyzing all possible alternatives to cow's milk in order to create a roadmap of new product innovations together. Through the identification and characterization of alternatives to cow’s milk, both animal and vegetable, then the selection and prioritization of these solutions, Alcimed enabled its client to identify new avenues for product innovation, enabling it to define a new product development plan adapted to this trend and thus meet consumer expectations.


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