An Introduction to Iberdrola: Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub (Spain) & Challenge Call Launch

Published: 1 April 2021

Energy Systems Catapult has partnered with the Department for International Trade in Spain and Iberdrola to deliver this event and launch a challenge call for UK SMEs.

We will be joined by speakers from Iberdrola to promote the launch of their exciting new Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub. Sign up for this webinar to find out more about how Iberdrola are supporting innovation through investment and the hub. In addition, we will be launching a new Challenge Call with Iberdrola, and will be sharing more information during this event.

About Iberdrola’s Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub

With a history of over 170 years, today Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number-one producer of wind power and one of the world’s biggest electricity utilities by market capitalisation.

Iberdrola has created the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub, a global innovation and knowledge centre in Spain. The hub will be a world reference in smart grids and will enable Spain to respond to the challenges of energy transition. The centre will act as a driving platform for innovation, combining the company’s technological capacity with that of collaborators: suppliers, universities, technology centres and startups. It will also attract strategic suppliers and international talent, thereby strengthening the business ecosystem.

About the event

The first part of this webinar will provide an overview of Iberdrola and the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub. With speakers from the global energy leader, we will explore Iberdrola’s investment plans and objectives for the hub. We will also hear from speakers from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Energy Systems Catapult, who will explain more about how the organisations can support UK companies in engaging with international opportunities.

We will conclude the webinar with the launch of Iberdrola’s new Challenge Call, open to UK businesses, providing more details around the challenge and how to apply.

Agenda

  • Introduction to Iberdrola: An overview of Iberdrola’s investment plan to 2025 and how the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub supports this
  • Exploring the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub: Objectives and plans
  • How can the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Energy Systems Catapult support UK innovators?
  • Challenge Call launch

Learn more about this opportunity for UK businesses by registering for the launch event today.