The company

Ayming is an International Business Consulting company specialized in providing support to decision making and tools in order to increase the economic performances of its customers covering the following areas: Human Resources, Innovation & Finance (Public Funding & Policies for R&D&I, Tax incentives), Purchasing and Outsourcing.

Ayming operates in 16 EU countries including: France, UK, Spain, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland & Czech Rep; North America (USA & Canada) and Asia with 1 300 employees worldwide and generates revenues of 170 M€.

The business line “Innovation performance” owns a core expertise in innovation management with 40 experienced consultants trained in a wide field of science & technology.


Role in the project

AYMING main tasks in MEET is to support the coordinator ESG for administrative and financial coordination as well as manage the stakeholder group to maximize dissemination and exploitation of project results.

Jean HERISSON, Ph.D, has spent 10 years in the world of cement and concrete studying the impact of microorganisms in extreme environments, including sewer networks. His studies, based on chemistry, biology, environment and material (culture heritage) has made him a scientist able to work in multidisciplinary environments. His experience with standardization committees, scientific networking thought RILEM working groups and the different industrial projects he was responsible of, have oriented him toward the consulting in the field of innovation. He is now consultant for Ayming in the Grant department.


Dr Romain Bouchet is Normalien and holds a Ph.D in Geology from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, obtained through the set-up of a multidisciplinary research field (geology/geochemistry/geophysics) with an international academic collaboration (ENS Lyon, UC Berkeley, NA University and Rice University). Romain has geology professional experiences as a prospector in U.S. and coordinator of field deployment in U.S. and Africa.
Romain then focused on the multi-actor and multi-disciplinary approach of innovation as a R&D project manager to support an ADEME granted project on energy. He joined Ayming in 2016 as a consultant working on the setup of collaborative projects under H2020 Framework Program and national programs.
Within MEET project, Romain acts as Dissemination Manager.