Innovation Center



At Sogelink, we are committed to providing advanced technological solutions to meet the complex challenges of our clients


Our approach to innovation is driven by 3 key points:​

  • A very close collaboration with our clients and partners
  • A keen eye on market trends and technological advancements
  • A continuous investment in research and development​

Our innovation strategy is built on:

  • Cutting-edge technologies: AI, machine learning, digital twin…
  • User-centric design for both office and field use
  • Agility and adaptability

The goals of our Innovation team are to:

  • Support product teams in refining their strategy
  • Prepare mockups to quickly test and implement changes
  • Experiment with new technologies to assess opportunities

Discover our main research projects:

Digital Twin

Digital Twin


Digital Twin is a marker of the accelerating digitization of the construction sector.

From design and construction to operation and maintenance of structures in their environment, many fields of application are opened up thanks to the collection and analysis of complex data throughout the lifecycle of a project.


Sogelink’s broad spectrum of solutions and the recognized experience of our subsidiary in the Netherlands in Digital Twin allow us to position ourselves as a leading player in this field.

Artificial Intelligence integration


Artificial intelligence (AI) can process a monumental amount of data in record time, giving it a remarkable predictive ability. This is a major advantage in the construction sector, where AI systematically generates time savings, resource savings, and increased safety for workers on site.


Here are some of the benefits of using AI in construction:

  • Improved productivity: AI can be used to automate tasks, such as scheduling and material procurement, which can free up workers to focus on more complex tasks
  • Reduced costs: AI can be used to identify and correct potential problems before they occur, which can save time and money
  • Increased safety: AI can be used to identify and mitigate potential safety risks, which can help to create a safer work environment
  • Improved quality: AI can be used to monitor and control quality throughout the construction process, which can help to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standards

Sogelink is committed to helping our clients adopt AI technology and realize its many benefits.

Simplified Street Plan (PCRS)


The Simplified Street Plan (PCRS) is a very high-precision shared base map that is used in France. Specially designed to be the support for response plans to DT/DICT, its implementation is particularly complex because it requires the mobilization of many actors and significant investments.


Sogelink is participating in working groups and experiments on the PCRS standard. We are working with other stakeholders to reflect on the challenges posed by the arrival of a shared base map:

  • What is the best way to make the PCRS available to everyone?
  • How to detect areas of the PCRS that need to be updated?
  • How to ensure sustainable funding for the PCRS?

Star-DT deployment


Regulations require network operators to have a very precise knowledge of the location of their facilities. When responding to DT/DICT, this very precise information is transmitted on a PDF plan, which must then be transferred by the declarant to a synthesis plan for the study of their project. This time-consuming step considerably reduces the accuracy of the data, and errors in transfer or interpretation are a major source of risk.


To solve this problem, Sogelink participated in the development of a technical standard called Star-DT. This technology allows the exchange of network location data without any loss of precision, thus generating significant time savings for design offices and a reduced risk of damage for operators.


Although its use is not yet mandatory, Sogelink has already integrated the standard into all of its design software and is taking the initiative to offer its clients the production of Star-DT files in its Réponse solution.


Semi-Automatic Generation of Topographic Plans from Point Clouds


Photogrammetry and mobile mapping integrated into Sogelink’s solutions allow for very precise acquisitions in record time, thus considerably reducing the time spent in the field. The challenges of our innovation center now focus on drawing times in the office, which are often too long and repetitive.


To save you even more time, Sogelink is today working in partnership with a research laboratory on the development of a semi-automated topographic plan drawing algorithm from point clouds.


This AI will be able to quickly propose a draft plan to generate your projects more quickly, leaving you to bring your expertise without spending hours surveying sidewalks, poles or building facades.

Sustainable Construction


Sogelink is committed to working for a more sustainable and responsible construction sector, through several axes of action:

  • Reducing waste and defects through BIM models
  • Reducing the footprint of materials through low-carbon alternatives
  • Reducing the impact of heat waves by identifying heat islands
  • Monitoring carbon emissions through life cycle analysis
  • Automatic identification of protected natural areas
  • Reuse of materials through circular economy platforms

Future of Topography


The field of topography is undergoing rapid evolution, with new technologies emerging that are transforming the way data is collected, processed, and used.


Here are some of the trends shaping the future of topography:

  • Automated and intelligent surveying: drones and robots, LiDAR and 3D scanners, Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Advanced data processing and analysis: point clouds and 3D meshes, Building Information Modeling (BIM), virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)
  • Collaboration and data sharing: cloud platforms, SaaS solutions
  • Digital twin and BIM integration


Sogelink is at the forefront of these innovations, providing cutting-edge solutions and services that meet the needs of topography professionals.