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Today’s world needs innovation, especially in these troubled times. The world needs positive innovation and speed. We believe that frictionless innovation flows create better opportunities at scale, not only for the sake of companies, but for the whole society.

An Innovation & Startup Scouting platform

Innovation-at-scale almost always passes through corporate innovation. Small, agile organisations are required to spark new ideas and technologies, while industrial power is required to industrialise them.

We want the best of those two worlds brought together, as we are technology optimists. We believe that tech innovation can contribute to solving major societal issues and world problems, provided that enough industrial power is injected into the process.

Novable envisions a world where innovation and industry powers connect seamlessly and globally in order to speed up the world’s transformation. 

Innovation hides everywhere, not only in high-visibility startups and hot ecosystems. Novable mission is to make innovation more visible and… more innovative, by connecting external innovation to industrial strategies.

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Industrialise partnerships between large companies and startups

Startups may well be the best future-prediction engine ever developed. Innovation comes from small, agile organisations, from people taking risks and pushing boundaries forward. Startups are disrupting whole industries and changing the business landscape forever.

Corporations have long understood that turning to startups is now a mandatory exercise and a significant component of their innovation arsenal. We can expect to see even more partnerships and collaborations taking place between corporations and startups, as 80% of corporations are interested in knowing more about startups and pursuing a professional relationship with them (source: McKinsey & Co). Corporate venturing, a concept developed in the eighties, is now seeing an unprecedented rise. Novable contributes to this trend.

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We help innovation professionals

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Corporate Innovation and R&D

When it comes to corporate innovation, turning to startups is no longer optional: it has become a business imperative. Startups are the most powerful future prediction engine; they are the crystal ball through which you see your future. Novable helps innovation managers and innovation-related professionals in multiple ways.

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Partnerships and M&A

Whether to accelerate growth or to strategically diversify activities, M&A and partnerships have long been the preferred route for corporate strategies. With the exponential growth of transactions, it has become a rat race to find the perfect nugget. Novable helps corporate development professionals, business development teams and product management specialists with their deal-sourcing needs.

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Procurement is changing as we speak. New problems require new solutions, and there are thousands of innovators out there that are not listed in traditional supplier databases. Novable is the procurement professionals’ partner for innovation sourcing.

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Corporate Venture

Ensuring a constant deal flow of relevant startups aligned with an investment thesis is not the only reason why investors, VCs, corporate venture capital funds and accelerators work with Novable; they also use our technology to receive insights, signals and alerts about their portfolio’s environment, or to landscape a given location, topic or ecosystem.

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Artificial intelligence,
with benefits

Novable gives you access to the smartest corporate venturing platform on earth, complementing our AI-powered matching engine (DeepMatching ™) with the expertise of a dedicated team going the extra mile to deliver you with in-depth validation and vetting solutions.

Your dedicated
Novable Agent

Novable is not a search engine, nor a database. It’s an enterprise-grade scouting technology delivering top-quality results based on your specific requirements. As such, every Novable client has a dedicated Novable Agent to onboard teams on the platform, to guide them through the intricacies of innovation and startup scouting, and to provide all support needed at any time.

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Your extended scouting squad

Specific or complex scouting campaigns managed by your Novable Agents and team. From first briefing sessions to first engagement steps, we will leverage the DeepMatching™ technology to deliver you with long- and short-lists of pre-checked startups, including interviews with founders, growth and potential evaluation, and personal introductions to startups through personalised Demo Days.

Enriched Company Profiles

In-depth information package about startups you select from your Golden Baskets. Novable gathers non-public information about the company, and runs analysis about business models, USPs, products and services, competition and stakeholders, including an optional direct contact with entrepreneurs with an exclusive video pitch. ECPs are delivered on the Novable Platform and on shareable documents.

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Data-driven Market Research

Intrigued or curious about a specific innovation topic? We leverage our goldmine database to give an overview of a given innovation theme through the prism of startups active in the field that are the most representative of the trend and its variations. Reports are delivered in PDF, lists or workshops, including the commented presentation of relevant startups by Novable Agents and recognised experts from our network.

We are proud of our 97% satisfaction rate

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  • Novable seemed like the best option in terms of user experience, price, and results. Having those lists of companies presented to you every couple of days cuts down on so much time and it’s a much easier workflow for me.

    Liam Webber Whitespace
    Liam Webber
    Innovation Outreach at Whitespace
  • We had a very specific customer request for a practically non-existing technology in eCommerce. In just 2 iterations (2 hours of workload for us), Novable managed to find 3 times the amount of companies we had after multiple weeks of research. The quality of the startups was top-notch (over 66% match rate). Some relevant companies were completely under the radar, meaning we were the first ones to reach out to them. This is great news for any CVC initiative and innovation consultants: Novable can deliver a blue ocean that no other solution could find.

    Marion Scala
    Hi’Tech Luxury - Innovation Program Director at Micropole
  • We were conducting market research around MedTech companies in several domains. Thanks to regular touch points and iterative precision, Novable delivered many new and unknown companies (82), which further increased the value for our customer. The best part is that it only took me a couple of hours to get there.

    Maarten Van Gorp
    Venture Acceleration Manager at IMEC
  • Our objective is to know where we, and our technology, stand within the market. Novable helps us to map the current technology landscape out.

    Laurent Delhalle
    Senior Research Scientist at Realco
  • Novable was quite impressive on its way to collect specific companies, specialised in NFTs, which was in scope with my search criteria and did this very rapidly.

    Damien D'Ostuni
    Damien D'Ostuni
    Head of Innovation at Wavemaker Belgium
  • After benchmarking 11 solutions and testing two of them, we’re delighted to see that Novable’s promises exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the platform and the team behind it. The quality of the sourcing and the deadlines, even during peak periods, are always on target. Since then, other departments (like M&A) have wanted to use it too!

    Quentin Berhault - Orano
    Quentin Berhault
    Open Innovation Catalyst at Orano
  • Very good rate of success with this scouting app compared to traditional web free search. Saves a lot of time. Quick and efficient tech support from the staff when needed.

    JP Boisvert @ Client
    Jean-Philippe Boisvert
    Research Programs & Partnerships at Etex Building Performance
  • The pharmaceutical industry requires constant innovation. We need to find the right thing to develop and do it on time. Novable helps us to be more efficient in these tasks.

    Jeff Tonnar @ Client
    Jeff Tonnar
    Innovation Manager at Laboratoire Aguettant
  • To stay in the state-of-the-art you need to know what is happening outside of the bubble. Using Novable to benchmark the potential companies you could be interested in is extremely useful.

    Cécile Cordier Engie
    Cécile Cordier
    Head of Innovation at Engie Global Management Solutions
  • Novable’s AI keeps iterating until it converges toward accurate results. We used other AI tools internally, but they never converged the way Novable does. Novable takes a different approach and uses feedback loops that refocus the AI to reach convergence. It helped us find incredible companies that our own research and other tools were unable to find.


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  • Our partnership with Novable ensures us a constant flow of innovative companies and feeds our teams with new ideas.

    Robert M.
    Innovation Manager