What are you looking for?

  • Create your opportunity, don't wait for it


Active collaboration is a key element in discovering the technologies`we need for a sustainable future. Those that not only generate a positive impact on the companies involved, but also on the planet and society.

For this reason, ACCIONA presents I'mnovation, an open innovation program that actively collaborates with startups, scaleups and spin-offs with the aim of co-developing new solutions that can respond to the challenges the planet is facing:

  • the climate emergency
  • water and sanitation shortages
  • the need for resilient infrastructures
  • innovation and the development of more sustainable cities


We are looking for companies with their own, established technological development, no more than seven years old since their creation  that fall into one of the following categories:

  • Start-ups that have a Minimum Feasible Product of the technology/solution proposed to solve the challenge.
  • Spin-offs of knowledge agents that have a new development in technologies related to our businesses with market potential.
  • Scale-ups that have a proven solution in the market that can respond to the proposed challenge but needs to be adapted to the business case.

Once the winning companies are selected, we work on the co-development of their proposals and we get involved to ensure their viability, guiding them through technical advice, providing financial support and developing innovative solutions that respond to the proposed challenges.

If your proposal is selected, from I'mnovation we will provide you with all the necessary facilities and resources such as:

  • Financing. We will bear the costs derived from the partnership and co-development.

  • A team devoted to the Pilot. This team, called the Pilot Team, will be comprised of technical experts from ACCIONA and Open Innovation who provide mentoring, guidance and training. Our team provides the knowledge that can make the project become a success.

  • It will provide access to a real environment for piloting the solution.

  • Networking between the different teams participating in the Programme.

Our experience

  • +40

    Pilots developed

  • +450

    Startups are part of our ecosystem

  • +40%

    of startups continue to work with us


1. Sign up to our Active Challenges

Our challenges, aligned with the SDGs, expose a problem that requires an innovative and sustainable solution. Blockchain, big data, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy storage, digitalization of construction processes, workflow management or smart mobility... these are some of the many topics where you can develop and present your solutions.

To participate, sign up to one of our Active Challenges and, if you are selected, you will be able to co-develop your idea alongsides I'MNOVATION.


2. Tell us your idea through Open innovation

By the inherent nature of ACCIONA's activity, we can provide solutions to some of the most challenging problems the Planet is facing.

However, the breadth of challenges in each area means that the possibilities for improvement are endless.

We give startups, scaleups and spin-offs the opportunity to explore points of improvement in the market and present technological and disruptive solutions in our areas of opportunity.


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