IBERDROLA PRESENTS THE PERSEO INNOVATION AWARDS TO THREE SPANISH COMPANIES
In a ceremony held today at the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao
- With these awards, the Company is seeking to promote research in the energy industry by supporting leading initiatives that may help address future challenges in this field
- The Basque company Wattio won the award in the new energy efficiency products category, in which the Servitel group from Valencia won second prize, while the Ingelia company, also from Valencia, was awarded in the innovative biomass technologies category
Today, IBERDROLA has presented three Spanish companies with the 2nd Perseo Awards, which are designed to promote research in the energy sector through support for state-of-the-art initiatives that may help address future challenges in this field.
The ceremony, which was held at the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao, was attended by the Secretary General for Innovation, Juan Tomás Hernani, the Deputy Minister for Innovation and Technology of the Basque Regional Government, Juan Goicolea, the Manager for Non-energy Businesses of IBERDROLA, Pedro Velasco, and the Company's Innovation, Environment and Quality Manager, Agustín Delgado.
This year, the Company has established two categories: new energy efficiency products, in which the winner was the Basque company Wattio, with second prize going to the Servitel group from Valencia, and innovative biomass technologies, in which the winner was Ingelia, also from Valencia.
The winners were selected by the Investment Committee of the Perseo Fund*, through which IBERDROLA is looking into the possibility of taking a stake in the winning companies, in which it could invest up to €4 million.
When making its decision, IBERDROLA took into account the profile of the candidates and their experience, conducted a scientific assessment of the project from the point of view of innovation, and analysed its financial, environmental and social feasibility.
With these awards, the Company is seeking to promote business projects offering high technological and innovative value that involve a substantial advance in economic, environmental and social terms in relation to current solutions.
The Wattio group, headquartered in the Miramón Technology Park (San Sebastián), develops, manufactures and sells a technology platform designed to provide innovative automated services for homes and companies, focused on energy saving, comfort, safety and health care.
On the other hand, the company Servitel, in Valencia, is working on the development of IPdomo® Energy Wi-Fi, a proprietary technology in the area of energy efficiency and optimisation that will enable users to receive via the Internet data on their consumption so that it can be monitored and new, more efficient consumption patterns can be implemented.
Finally, Ingelia, located in Valencia, carries out projects focused on energy generating systems using readily available renewable resources, particularly biomass. This company has developed the world’s first continuously operating industrial plant with hydrothermal carbonisation technology, a process which converts biomass by heat and pressure.
* Perseo is an IBERDROLA development capital initiative dedicated to investment in innovative technologies for renewable power generation and reducing the environmental impact of existing power generation systems. Perseo has an annual budget of €6 million to ensure the Company's presence in the technologies of the future.