Innovation as an engine of evolution

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

INNOVATING TO DESIGN A BETTER PLANET

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.

The I'MNOVATION open innovation platform sustains innovation programmes with start-ups and intra-entrepreneurship. From the Digital Innovation Hub, ACCIONA drives technology development and application in businesses such as data science, DLT and blockchain, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, improved reality (virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality) and robotics and artificial intelligence.

    Our innovative effort in figures (2021)

    250.2M€

    R+D+i figure

    185

    Projects

    3.1 %

    R&D+Revenue figure

    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. And the Digital Innovation Hub enables the incorporation of the most advanced digital technologies into the development of solutions and new businesses.

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