Innovation as an engine of evolution

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


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

We incorporate 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 an ongoing exploration for new ideas that improve our processes and help us design a better planet, we combine the most open, disruptive and digital innovation with innovation centres.

We channel the innovation processes through our cutting-edge centres specialising in construction, water technologies and renewable energies, which act as a platform for the development of business activities and new technological solutions.

The open innovation platform I'MNOVATION supports the innovation programs with startups and the Intrapreneurship, and from the Digital Innovation Hub we promote the application in the business of technologies such as:

    Our innovative effort in figures

    230.4 M€

    R+D+i figure

    25 M€

    Savings due to process improvements

    3.2 %

    R&D/Revenue figure

    Open innovation

    ACCIONA promotes a model of open innovation to attract the best talent, both from employees and from startups and external partners, in order to respond to the company's challenges. I'MNOVATION, our open innovation platform, channels Intrapreneurship and co-creation initiatives with start-ups, passionate entrepreneurs and creative minds to help us design a better planet using the most advanced technology to offer solutions to infrastructure, renewable energies, water and services.

    The latest news in innovation

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    Supported by AI, the new monitoring systems allow to better understand the migrations of animal species and the behavior of the seas.

    The latest news in innovation

    DIGEST-UP, or How to Leverage Wastewater to Optimize Biogas Production

    The DIGEST-UP technology uses the ammonia present in the sludge from treatment plants to generate biogas with an efficiency of more than 40% compared to conventional water treatment systems.

    The latest news in innovation

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    Innovation applied to our projects

    innovative projects