R&D

Innovation is one of the main tools for a company to guarantee its sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness. In our case, our continued commitment to innovation has made us the most innovative Spanish utility, and the third most innovative in Europe, according to the European Commission's classification.

TopStories
  • The world is waiting impatiently for the approval of a vaccine against COVID-19. While we are waiting, and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, let's find out a little more about the history of this medical breakthrough that has saved millions of lives since it was discovered and will continue to do so in the future.

    Four companies were chosen to carry out their pilot projects in the Startup Challenge: Photovoltaic panel cleaning. We chatted with them to find out a little more about the projects that led them to win this challenge, which was looking for waterless, sustainable and low-cost solutions to improve the cleaning process for solar panels in large-scale photovoltaic projects.

  • Iberdrola group promotes eco-efficiency by reducing environmental impacts in all its activities, facilities, products and services. We are committed to sustainable mobility, efficiency in buildings and the enhancement of cultural heritage through sustainable lighting projects.

    You're presumably familiar with the concept of the startup, but have you heard about scale-ups? These are companies that have grown over the last three financial years at an annual rate above 20% in terms of number of employees or turnover and reaching this scale is the dream of any budding entrepreneur. Here we try to untangle the steps that need to be taken to take this great leap forward.

  • Drones that monitor hundreds of acres to assess the health of crops and animals, smart sensors to help in the early detection of infestations, and automatic systems that water, fertilise and fumigate each plot depending on its specific characteristics and on the weather forecast. These are just some of the virtues of smart farming - the concept that may help to eradicate hunger in an over-populated future.

    Self-driving vehicles, augmented reality and eHealth apps are just some of the innovations that we can put to use and optimise thanks to Edge Computing, a new paradigm that relocates cloud data processing to its source, reducing latency and energy consumption. We'll give you a basic insight into the intricacies of this technology, which is linked to the IoT (Internet of Things) and the 5G network.