Sylvain Paineau

Sylvain Paineau

Open Innovation Europe Director chez Schneider Electric

Sylvain Paineau holds an optronic engineering degree from Paris XI University.

Sylvain Paineau held several innovation management positions in the industry during these last 25 years. Starting his career in Thomson-CSF group he contributes to the creation and development of two start-ups before joining Schneider Electric in 2004.

Sylvain Paineau is in charge in Schneider Electric of managing Open Innovation for Europe and Innovation management domain in corporate organisation (projects portfolio, Incubation, Excubation, Start-up relationships , R&D partnerships, strategic innovation management domain). He is also coordinating strategic cooperation between Schneider Electric and major European research centres.

He is member of different incubator, accelerator investment committee (SATT Lynksium (the Grenoble Alps Incubation organisation), InnoEnergy (European organisation) …

He is also Administrator of TENERRDIS competitiveness cluster, member of orientation committee of MINALOGIC, and member of European EIT InnoEnergy.

Sylvain is also strongly involved in the BigBooster program: an international startup accelerator program between Lyon, Boston, Shenzhen and Shanghai.