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Fighting against the effects of COVID-19 with innovation and Positive Energy+

06.04.2020

 

The coronavirus pandemic will lead to outstanding changes both socially and economically. We must join forces to combat the effects of this crisis in Spain. Several companies in the Spanish energy sector have created Positive Energy+, a pioneering initiative in Spain that uses innovation as the main tool to offer effective responses to help alleviate the economic and social impact of COVID-19.

This platform is initially promoted by Red Eléctrica, Enagás, CLH, Iberdrola, BP, EIT InnoEnergy, Acciona and Capital Energy, and institutions such as Startup Olé, ASCRI, El Referente and Socios Inversores have already confirmed their collaboration. It is also open to other companies and organisations that want to join.

Through their subsidiaries or technology departments/corporate venturing teams, the participating companies launch this urgent call to attract and financially support startups and scaleups with innovative projects, to enable them to launch immediately and be developed and implemented within one year.

Each of the companies will support at least one startup/scaleup with financing for project development and/or by offering their innovation, investment, commercial development and structural tools to them.
 

Silvia Bruno. Chief Innovation and Technology Officer
"The current scenario demands a joint effort and teamwork in order to urgently offer feasible solutions to this crisis "
Call open until 19 April!
The supported projects must be related, on the energy side, to environmental sustainability, mobility, social impact, digitisation, telecommunications and 4.0, and must contribute to alleviating the economic and social effects of COVID-19 in Spain. The term for receiving proposals is open from today until 19 April. The aim is to streamline the project selection process as much as possible to allow work to start in the second half of May