Innovation as an engine of evolution

Transforming ideas into new business and technological developments to help build a sustainable future


ACCIONA sees innovation as not just a differentiating factor, but as an intrinsic part of creating sustainable solutions that respond to major global challenges.

ACCIONA incorporates the latest technological advances into the development of our projects and the generation of new businesses, while bringing technology closer to markets and customers to drive sustainable development together.

In a continuous exploration of new ideas to develop the capabilities, products and services required to design a better planet, ACCIONA combines the most open, disruptive and digital innovation with the innovation centres.

ACCIONA innovation centres are a benchmark in developing solutions for the construction sector, water technologies and renewable energies.

From the Digital Hub we promote technological solutions that respond to business needs. The main technologies we use are Data and Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Immersive Technologies, Robotics and 3D Printing as well as knowledge fields such as Smart Society.

    Our innovative effort in figures (2021)


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    3.1 %

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    Digital Innovation Hub

    ACCIONA's Digital Hub drives the development of innovation and new digital capabilities with the aim of generating value and impact on society with a focus on the latest technological trends.

    • Data and Artificial Intelligence
    • 3D printing
    • Iot
    • Robotics
    • Immersive technologies
    • Blockchain and new technologies
    • Smart society

    Open innovation

    ACCIONA promotes an open, disruptive and digital innovation model to attract the best talent from among employees, start-ups and external partners to meet the company's challenges. I'MNOVATION, ACCIONA's open innovation platform, channels intra-entrepreneurship and co-creation initiatives with start-ups, other technological partners and corporations to develop new value proposals and explore disruptive solutions with high potential, with a special focus on renewable energies, water and all kinds of infrastructure.

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    The latest news in innovation

    A Pipe Dream? This Prototype Can Inspect Water and Sewerage Networks

    The new miniature robot fits in the tightest of spaces and, beyond inspecting pipes, could be the beginning of a new underground robotic era.

    The latest news in innovation

    A New Technique Paves the Way for 3D-Printed 5G and 6G Antennas

    A British university has developed an additive printing system that will enable the manufacturing of low-cost 5G and 6G antennas for remote areas.

    The latest news in innovation

    This Machine Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air (at Home)

    The “air-to-water” dispenser, presented at the latest CES show, produces drinking water at home without needing to connect to water mains.

    Innovation applied to our projects

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