Denis CHAPUIS started his professional career by serving 25 years in the French Navy as a submariner. He had three command tours, one diesel and two nuclear propelled submarines (one fast-attack and missile launcher). Denis was also the Program Officer for two major government programs linked with submarines and aerospace. Then, he switched to the automotive industry and a major French car manufacturer, heading various research departments dealing with chassis, non-classic propulsion plants and driver assistance systems. After 8 years in the automotive sector, Denis joined the aerospace industry to head the coordination of R&T efforts related to electronics and sensors, at Corporate level, for the major European OEM.

By now, as an independent innovation consultant in the aeronautics, automotive, defense and nuclear sectors, Denis CHAPUIS regularly works for BT2i in technological intelligence and technical problems solving missions in which his expertise in various technical domains favors cross-fertilization effects.