Who we are
The only constant in life is change! To be sustainable over time, organizations of all shapes and sizes — businesses, public authorities and social enterprises alike — must learn to understand societal evolutions and continually adapt their offerings. Chronos decodes emergent practices and public services and helps its clients develop innovation strategies and manage change.
Our expertise extends across four areas: research and analysis, strategic foresight, change management and innovation research and implementation. Chronos combines its competencies in these areas as needed to target the specific needs of its clients.
Our work focuses primarily on emergent urban and regional practices related to mobility, working habits, consumption, housing and uses of public space. We also look at how digital technologies contribute to public services development, governance and business models.
In France, Chronos is a social enterprise. We have been a member of the SOS Group since 2015.
Our four areas of expertise
Observe and decipher
Research and analysis
Understand the evolving urban fabric; decode and interpret novel forms of interaction; study and analyse emergent practices; anticipate future value chains and business models.
Support and leverage
Inspire change in people and their representations in society; explore new strategies and ways of working; limit transitional hardship; accelerate acceptance; manage adoption and appropriation processes.
Anticipate and orient
Strategic foresight and forecasting
Help stakeholders adapt to evolutions in the urban fabric; build strategies in uncertain, complex and volatile contexts; devise scenarios using participatory techniques.
Formulate, test and evaluate
Innovation research and implementation
Use innovation to achieve progress for all; contribute to making cities truly smart, inclusive and resilient; develop and pilot smart city governance that serves the common good; rigorously evaluate the progress and impact of French innovations.
Bertil de Fos
director of studies and strategic analysis
sociologist and forecaster
director of forecasting and change management
director of research and innovation
urban strategy and mobility
project manager, territorial innovation
collaborative economy and data economics expert
project director, mobility