OPEN INNOVATION AND PARTNERSHIPS
We promote training and research on innovative and sustainable projects
Iberdrola is working on ensuring universal access to energy services, boosting knowledge in specific areas of science, energy and information technology and R&D projects, in collaboration with universities and institutions.
The company practices an open and decentralised model of R&D management, which highlights the participation of technology providers, companies, universities, technology centres, industrial organisations and public institutions, etc. through programs and agreements.
These special collaborations represent an important path to:
- Foster University-Business-Society knowledge transfer.
- Promote the launch of R&D projects in different areas, such as smart grids, alternative and renewable energies and in relation to ensuring universal access to energy services, among others.
- Promoting specialised training in the fields of greatest interest to Iberdrola.
- Materialising social commitment with allocation models that are affordable and inclusive.
An example is Iberdrola's Supplier Innovation Program, which focuses on three pillars: facilitating access to financing mechanisms, fostering the joint creation of companies (spin-offs with suppliers) and favouring innovative purchasing from small and medium-sized enterprises. The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and Iberdrola will share good practices in relation to innovative acquisition procedures, as well as co-investment opportunities within the framework of the INNVIERTE program.
- Arias Cañete and Galán inaugurate the Iberdrola Manuel Marín European Energy Policy lectureship at the Colegio de Europa
- TRM the King and Queen of Spain award Iberdrola Scholarships coinciding with tenth anniversary of company's Volunteering Program