The world is changing at a breakneck speed. In a time of profound changes it is necessary to be part of those changes, to promote them and to help people to adapt and ensure that no one is left behind.
The Iberdrola group presents SHAPES, a space for analysis, as well as a meeting place for expressing different views, opinions and ways of understanding our world. Working with renowned experts in sustainability, innovation, culture, talent, social engagement, etc. the company is able to discover new trends, explore current issues and analyse the present in order to try to anticipate the future.
In 2009, in the midst of an economic recession, the United Nations already pointed the way by launching a report entitled Rethinking the Economic Recovery: A Global Green New Deal. Its call went unnoticed, but today, with numerous indicators focusing on the impact of climate change on the planet, this concept is becoming topical once again with the objective of paving the way for sustainable growth. The European Union (EU) has now announced the European Green Deal.
Drugs that are released into the bloodstream at the first sign of infection, buildings that react to weather conditions or mobile phone screens that repair themselves... These are just some of the possible applications of so-called smart materials, the latest revolution in the field of materials science.
According to Nuria Oliver, Data Scientist of the Year for the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) with a PhD from MIT for her work on Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the main challenges facing society is to find ways to use technology to improve people's lives and to involve women in building the society of the future by encouraging STEM careers.
The transition to a decarbonised economy is not only essential to halting climate change, but is also a driver of economic growth with the potential to create millions of green jobs. We are talking about jobs aimed directly at protecting the environment or which seek to minimise impact on the health of the planet.