Profile & expertise

Funded in 2014 and based in Lyon, Benkei intervenes in France and Europe to assist its clients in defining and implementing their innovation strategies and collaborative projects. In accordance with the values of respect and commitment that Benkei conveys, Benkei consultants are present throughout the mission and are all shareholders of the company.

As innovation specialists, we operate in all thematic sectors, for various projects/strategies maturities, thanks to a team of experienced, versatile and multi-expertise consultants. Our transversal approach allows us to benefit from a global vision of innovation processes, combining financing and strategy.

The design and preparation of applications and the implementation of collaborative funded projects are key activities for Benkei, and we are proud to participate to some strong impactful projects funded under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, among which VIZTA.

Benkei is a member of the European Association of Innovation Consultants, the main association representing the innovation consulting professions.

Role in the Project

In VIZTA, Benkei’s actions will mostly be dedicated to day-to-day project management to secure the progress of the project and to support the coordinator (WP5). Benkei is also involved to accelerate the project impacts by creating the project identity set and organizing external communication and dissemination policy (WP1).


Fabienne Brutin

+33 6 21 39 75 02

Benkei representative is Mrs Fabienne Brutin with more than 20 years of experience in application design, project management and financial engineering.

With an initial background in process engineering (Dipl. Eng.), Fabienne has been supporting collaborative R&D projects for more than 20 years, in European and national contexts, and in all research themes.

Holder of the PMP® certification since 2016, she contributed to professionalize the approach of supporting and managing collaborative projects using tools and methods specially adapted to these projects, generally complex given their multicultural, multidisciplinary and multisectoral character.