Our team

xFIVE is a company with variable geometry that fits the size of the projects of our clients. It relies on a multidisciplinary team of people with varied and complementary expertise careers.

Axel Neveux

Axel Neveux

Axel is a Biologist (UMH 1988) and Economist (UCL Mons-1996) and a Master's degree in Inventive Design (INSA Strasbourg 2010). After leading InnovaTech from 2002 to 2012, he co-founded xFIVE sprl in 2011. His specialty? Develop innovative products and services, focusing to listening actors. He is certified by the Walloon Region as an expert in creative economy.

Axel is also a bike enthusiast and likes to tinker.

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Stéphane Badts

Stéphane Badts

Stéphane is a civil engineer in Mechanics (FPMS 2001) and Bachelor of Science in Management (FUCaM 2001) and a Master in Quality Management Total (FPMS 1997). Sales Manager at Socabelec until early 2015, he joined xFIVE as managing partner in July 2015. His specialty is to build creative business models for industrial equipment.

Stéphane has a passion for horse riding.

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Xavier Lepot

Xavier Lepot

Xavier is a civil engineer in Mechanics (UCL 1986) and Industrial Management (KUL 1987), and has a Master's degree in Inventive Design (INSA Strasbourg 2010). After working within Solvay until 2007, and for the AST until 2011, he co-founded xFIVE sprl in 2011 with Axel. Its strength: imagine new products and services, based on structured tools and methods that he co-develops.

His passion: sailing. And jogging and saxophone.

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Frédéric Lemans

Frédéric Lemans

Frédéric is Bioengineer / Certified Coach / Organizational Practitioner. After several years of commercial management in pharma then in medical device, Frédéric started as an independent in 2015 and joined xFIVE in late 2018. Its purpose is to help organizations design and implement new levers to meet their economic, human and societal challenges. His passion: to design with inspiration by nature!

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Yves Guillou and Séverine Baudrux

Yves Guillou and Séverine Baudrux

Séverine, expert xFIVE, has an atypical profile: she is teacher in elementary school, trained to TRIZ (innovative design method), and trainer of educational teams. She has developed in her class different tools for fostering creativity, and she transmits them to other teachers during their training. She is the author of games to stimulate the creativity of children and teams.

Yves, xFIVE expert, is technical director in an industrial SME, he is also a TRIZ expert trained at INSA Strasbourg, innovation consultant, and author of about twenty patents. He successfully apply creative methods within his teams (production, R & D, maintenance). He also masters the Lean and Agile approaches.

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