IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) implements its cooperation strategy on an international scale, taking into account the evolving geopolitical and economic context.
In 2013, the trends observed in previous years were further confirmed:
These trends, combined with political uncertainties and instability in certain countries in Africa and Latin America necessitate more than ever before the implementation of a diversification strategy and the invention of new growth vectors.
In addition, security issues in countries such as Iraq and Libya raise questions about any IFP Group presence in these regions. To deal with this situation, IFPEN and its subsidiaries have reinforced their presence in a number of countries, focusing their efforts in three major regions:
while continuing to seek openings in new markets:
Moreover, to accelerate the innovation process and thereby more rapidly address the needs of industry, IFPEN forges partnerships with research centers in various countries (the United States, for example).
Partnerships of a more innovative nature bring together IFPEN with industrial players and foreign research bodies. In particular, this is the case of research consortiums, JIPs (Joint Industry Projects) and demonstrator projects.