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Climate-KIC is the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the EU body created by the European Union to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. It is comprised by academic institutions, public bodies, large companies and start-ups. Its mission is to bring together, inspire and empower a dynamic community for building a carbon-free economy and a climate resilient society.The organisation headquarters are in London. Through a number of office nodes throughout Europe, it drives innovation, entrepreneurship and training through programmes for attracting talent, higher education, and acceleration of innovative ideas for tackling global warming.
Ceit is a non-profit research centre that was created by the University of Navarra in 1982 whose primary mission is to carry out applied industrial research projects under contract, working closely with our clients’ R&D departments.
TECNALIA is a leading Research and Technological Development Centre in Europe whose mission is to transform technology into GDP, helping companies to be more competitive and generate wealth and employment. Its key scopes of action are: Digital Transformation, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Urban Ecosystem and Health.
The CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) is a public research body assigned to the Ministry of Science and Innovation, focusing on energy, environment and the technologies related to them. Its activity is structured around projects, which form a bridge between R&D&I and social interest goals. Among these projects and within the Technology Department, the Electrical Engineering Division is strongly involved in the development of electromagnetic devices, including advanced electrical machines and their power converters and superconducting magnets, with applications in fields like energy, transportation or basic science.
MBHA Group is a large industrial group based in Spain with more than 50 years of experience in the design, production and commercialisation of suspension components for the transportation sector. Through it’s subsidiary Ziur Composite Solutions, the company applies state-of-the-art automation methods for the manufacturing of complex composite structures, achieving high levels of performance and sustainability.
The Red Eléctrica Group is a global operator of strategic infrastructure, managing electricity transmission grids, fibre optic networks and satellites and promoting innovation in the fields of electricity and telecommunications. The company owns the entire Spanish high-voltage electricity network, covering nearly 44,000 km of power lines, which includes island and extra-peninsular systems. With more than 2000 employees, the company is committed to the energy transition and the electrification of society, and it has been key in the development of the high-speed railway system of Spain, a global reference in sustainable intercity mobility.
Plug and Play Tech Center is early stage investor, accelerator and corporate innovation platform with global headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in the Silicon Valley. Plug and Play runs two programs per year in each industry and location (totaling 50 accelerator programs per year) and has 300 corporate partners and 200 venture capitalists in its ecosystem. It was recently named the ‘Most active Silicon Valley venture capital firm’ by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Plug and Play were early investors in Google, PayPal, Dropbox, LendingClub, N26, Soundhound and Guardant Health. According to Plug and Play’s 2018 report, the company accelerated 1,107 startups in 2018 (562 in USA, 545 non-domestic). The company claims to have made 222 investments in 2018
Goldacre Ventures, the VC arm of Noé Group, backs early stage, tech-led innovative businesses focused on construction tech, smart spaces, sustainability tech and future mobility models. Goldacre also curates RElab, an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, corporates & investors centred around a scale-up programme with the aim to imagine and deliver innovative ideas shaping our future Smart Built Environment.
Road Ventures is a Swiss Venture Capital fund dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of leading companies and entrepreneurs in the transportation and mobility sector. The fund invests in exceptional companies that offer innovative solutions to the mobility and transportation challenges of tomorrow typically in seed to series B rounds of financing.
Renfe is the modern, extensive and efficient railway system that makes train travel in Spain delightful. It is Spain’s state-owned major railway operator; they offer every level of rail service, from local destinations to high-speed InterCity links The Spanish State railways are under development with major transformations and modernisation in process on their 15,000 km of railway. The AVE, the Spanish High Speed rail line, has made long distances shrink over the years. The high-speed (300km/h) rail line for Spain’s AVE service between Madrid and Seville became fully operational in 1991. The second high-speed rail line that Renfe operates from Madrid to Barcelona was completed in 2007. With the AVE and Renfe, you can easily visit the major cities such as Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Barcelona and the latest destination, Valencia which is just 1 hour and 38 minutes from Madrid.
The investment company Angels is part, together with EDEM Escuela de Empresarios and the startup incubator and accelerator Lanzadera, of the Entrepreneurship Marina de Empresas hub. It is an initiative of Juan Roig located in the Marina de València that has the mission of training, advising and financing the entrepreneurs of today and the future and which constitutes a commitment to the creation of wealth, employment and the promotion of entrepreneurship culture. Angels aims to invest in entrepreneurial leaders to develop sustainable companies. It offers a management model based on the Total Quality Model, its network of contacts, as well as all the necessary infrastructure to accompany the entrepreneur, starting with the facilities located in Marina de Empresas. Since its birth, Angels has invested more than 26 million euros in 22 companies, which have generated more than 1,000 jobs. There are currently 13 investee companies.
Altran is a world leader in engineering services and R&D (ER&D). Altran works together with its clients, from the initial concept to industrialization, to develop the products and services of tomorrow. Altran has been working with key players in many sectors for more than 35 years: Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Rail, Infrastructure and Transportation, Industry and Consumer Products, Life Sciences, Communications, Financial Services, among others. Altran is part of Capgemini, the world leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. Thanks to more than 50 years of work and deep experience in the industrial field, Capgemini allows organizations to carry out their business projects through a series of services that go from strategy to operations. It has 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported combined revenue of € 17 billion in 2019. People matter, results count.