Achieving innovation through collaboration. This forms the foundations of the Open Innovation model we are continuing to roll out, now with the opening of the Enel Madrid Innovation Hub. We opened this space at The Cube on 16 November 2017 and it will help build a global ecosystem we can use to forge closer ties with entrepreneurs and startups.
“Our pledge to innovation has been bolstered by the creation of this hub: an open space and collaborative centre for developing projects, serving as a meeting point for open innovation”, explained Endesa CEO, José D. Bogas Gálvez, in his welcome speech to participants at the opening ceremony, during which he explained the Open Innovation philosophy.
The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and role of startups in this field form the backbone of this space, said José Bogas: “The hub will focus primarily on two areas: the entrepreneurial spirit of startups and the IoT. The society in which we live is changing. Our aim is to shape the future, to generate ideas in partnership with external players such as universities, technology centres, startups and entrepreneurs, and completely off our own back, tackle the challenges that lie ahead”.