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30+ years of expertise serving the performance of your innovation

30+ years of expertise serving the performance of your innovation 


ABGi is a forerunner and leader in innovation funding and management consulting, both in France and worldwide. 


Founded by entrepreneurs and developed by its employees, ABGi is a singular intrapreneurial and human adventure where everyone devotes themselves everyday to developing tailor-made solutions to support the structuring and funding of their Clients’ innovation. 


For 30+ years, we have been developing a unique combination of scientific, financial and tax expertise to help your projects succeed, in terms of both management and funding of innovation. 

ABGI, Passion, Leadership, Engagement & Excellence

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After 30 years of development, ABGi can help you meet your innovation funding and management challenges. 


Offices in France


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billion Research Tax Credit claimed for our French clients in 2023

Our history


Founded in 1990 by an entrepreneur in Lyon and developed by its employees for over 30 years, our firm, a forerunner in the innovation funding consulting, has accelerated sharply since 2015 and has established itself as a key and unique player in this market, both in France and wordwide. 

Diversification and Digitalisation 

ABGi is pursuing its acceleration and supports the CATALYST plan around 3 axes:  

  • Enhancing innovation taxation funding services (Grants and Patent.Box)  
  • Developing Resources and Skills services  
  • Digitalising services and operational processes 

The period also enabled to implement the ABGi consulting platform, the collaborative interface for innovation assignments. 

2019 à 2021

In 2019, ABGi continued its international expansion with the acquisition of Jumpstart and MSC Associate in the UK, followed by IFTC in Northern Ireland in early 2021. 

In 2021, ABGi strengthened its presence in the UK with the acquisition of IFTC in Northern Ireland, and established in Germany through a J.V. with Partner für Innovation & Förderung (PFIF), a pioneer and benchmark player in innovation finding in Germany. 


ABGi Group, with the support and investment of its entire management committee, was acquired by Visiativ. This strategic alliance aimed a, serving a singular ambition in our market:  

  • Address all market segments  
  • Exploit the potential of new technologies by drawing on technological skills  
  • Benefit from the Group’s solidity and strength of execution to support our growth options. 

The firm implemented its internationalisation plan with the acquisition of BGI, an R&D funding consultancy firm based in the United States, and Inventa, based in Brazil, and opened an office in Canada. ACIES Consulting Group then became ABGi Group and positioned itself as a pure player in the funding of research and innovation in France and inernationally 

2015 à 2017
“New Deal”

After several years of market reconfiguration, ACIES Consulting Group, under the impulsion of a new management team, drew up an ambitious new strategic plan, a rael New Deal based on 3 major themes:  

  • Adjusting production capacity to market conditions, 
  • Repositioning in the market, particularly for SMEs 
  • Internationalisation of our activities 

Founded in 1990, ACIES Consulting Group was the innovation funding consulting pioneer, and quickly established itself as the market leader. Until 2009 and the government’s reforms of Research Tax Credit scheme, the firm dominated its market.  

To find out how we can help you unlock the innovative potential of your business, contact us.