The development of these programmes includes participation from market experts and consultants from all areas of the company. These programmes have created an advantage for the company by providing solutions in products and services from the company that help its businesses become more efficient, reducing the “time to market” for new products and services.
In partnership with Foment del Treball , the Energy & Data challenge has been launched to support innovative start-ups in the Big Data and IoT sector, with a view to helping both business projects to evolve and the development of technologies with which the company works.
In partnership with Innoenergy, which promotes the integration of education, business and entrepreneurship to strengthen the innovation culture, the initiative supports entrepreneurship in clean energies for transforming projects into business realities.
Besides the spaces created through open innovation, we complement our search for start-ups with other activities such as meetings and events to find out about new start-ups and entrepreneurs. This helps us to identify trends and partnerships that may be of interest or use in their businesses and to promote sponsorship and involvement in open innovation initiatives.
For two years, we have been taking part in the largest entrepreneurship meeting in southern Europe and Latin America, an event that takes place in Madrid. As an Innovation Partner, we present initiatives and our open innovation model.
South Summit Pacific Alliance
Naturgy takes part in the South Summit Pacific Alliance as a Global Partner, which is aimed at entrepreneurs in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico. It deals with such issues as distributed renewable generation, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility.
MIT Innovators Under 35 EuropeSummit Europe is an annual meeting of the European community of Innovators Under 35. At InnovaHub in Barcelona, this event gathers the most brilliant minds from across Europe who have received awards from MIT Technology Review.
MIT Innovators Under 35 LatAm
We have been a Global Partner at the MIT Innovators Under 35 LatAm forum This is a space for meeting and of debate with Latin American entrepreneurs, at which Naturgy explores future partnerships.
Naturgy employees, through the creation of cross-departmental teams and various other methods, have been working on coming up with ideas with a view to developing various projects aligned with the strategic corporate goals.
Our Energy Awards
The Our Energy Awards continue to play a major role given that they represent recognition of the best ideas applicable to company activities and business. Over the course of six editions, approximately 600 ideas have been presented.