EIT InnoEnergy is a European company that promotes integration in the areas of education, business and entrepreneurship, as a way to strengthen the culture of innovation in the field of sustainable energy.

Within these three areas, we work to create successful start-ups. EIT InnoEnergy’s Highway® offers a tailored service to entrepreneurs to help them transform their business ideas into consolidated companies.

Through EIT InnoEnergy’s Highway®, we help entrepreneurs strengthen their technology, develop sustainable business models, form ‘A teams’ and provide funding for growth. We offer this service through our extensive network of partners formed by key companies and institutions in the field of energy.

Industry partners

Naturgy is a leading global company present in over 30 countries with 23 million customers. Its international presence ensures a privileged position for capturing the growth of new regions in the process of economic development, becoming one of the main operators of the world.

Naturgy, a gas and electricity company in Spain, is a leader in gas distribution, exceeding 5 million customers and in the electricity business, it is the third company in the country, with 3.7 million customers and a relevant presence in different technologies: combined cycle, hydro, coal, co-generation, wind and nuclear plants.

Since it first started Naturgy has been known for its strong commitment to innovation, which is why it carries out intense support for innovation and entrepreneurship, with the aim of anticipating new market needs and promoting new business projects to continue meeting the energy needs of society, offering new, quality and environment friendly products and services.

Enagás – Enagás Emprende
Enagás is an international leading company in energy infrastructures. The company owns the largest number of LNG terminals and regasification capacity in Europe. With 50 years’ experience and presence in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Greece, Enagás is also one of the shareholders of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project. The company is certified as a Transmission System Operator (TSO) by the European Union and is an international benchmark in the development and operation of gas networks. It owns more than 12,000 km of gas pipelines, three strategic storages and eight regasification plants. In Spain, Enagás is the Technical Manager of the Gas System and has developed the country’s key gas infrastructures, making it a model within Europe.

Listed on the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market, Enagás is present in the main sustainability indexes such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), for eleven years in a row. The company is the world leader of its sector, according to the latest DJSI revision.

Enagás Emprende is Enagás Corporate Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation Programme launched to develop ideas and business projects, than, according to our strategy will allow us to create value, diversify our business model and incorporate disruptive technologies on the current energy transition context.

CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing 77,600 people at 3,100 locations worldwide.

We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products for use in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects. Our materials and products are used extensively, in construction projects of all sizes, all across the world.

A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. Our shares are listed in Dublin (Euronext) and in London (LSE), and our American Depositary Shares are listed in New York (NYSE).

PRIO distributes and commercializes liquid fuels and electric energy for mobility, having a tank terminal, a biodiesel plant and a gas filling unit located in the Port of Aveiro.

It has about 250 fuel stations all across Portugal, accounting for more than 2 million monthly customers and owns the largest private network of EV charging points in Portugal.

PRIO was born 12 years ago as a startup and it’s still that startup feeling that makes PRIO permanently innovative and daring. We are not afraid of the future, we want to get there first.

PRIO might not have the market lead, but we took the lead on innovating our sector in Portugal: we were the first to offer rich biodiesel blends to the end-customer, the first to launch an app and the first to bet in electric mobility as a strategic area in the future of mobility.

PRIO is more than just a pit stop. PRIO fuels people’s power and empowers people’s movement. We produce and provide innovative, accessible and safe energy to move people, ideas, vehicles and goods.

Local partners

Barcelona Activa Ajuntament de Barcelona
Barcelona Activa, integrated in the management of Employment, Enterprise and Tourism of the City of Barcelona, is the organisation responsible for promoting the economic development of the city, designing and implementing employment policies for all citizens, and favouring the development of a diversified economy of proximity.

For 30 years, it has been promoting Barcelona’s economic activity and its sphere of influence, supporting employment policies, entrepreneurship and companies, while promoting the city internationally and its strategic sectors; in the key of proximity to the territory.

Knowledge partners

ZBM Patents & Trademarks
ZBM Patents is an industrial property agency based on quality and transparency: we are convinced that the only way to offer a good service is to understand the needs of the customers. We offer a complete range of services in all fields of Industrial and Intellectual Property with the objective of offering the most appropriate advice to the needs and priorities of our clients.

Bridge The Gap
Bridge The Gap provides support for your tech-based start-up or SME to overcome the challenges in your path towards innovation. Find three ways to move your innovation forward: public fundraising, private capital and corporate partnership.

Public fundraising: we are specialized in the EIC Accelerator Programme; our success rate is 7 times higher than the programme average and our business model is on no-win no-pay basis.

Private capital: thanks to our club of investors we can help you in raising the private funding you may need, minimizing the time you dedicate and increasing the change of success.

Corporate partnership: we work with you to build the technological project in collaboration with corporates that will help to validate your technology.

Osborne Clarke
Osborne Clarke is an international law firm with a long history in Spain with over 25 years providing legal and tax advice to national and international clients.

Scouting partners

CEEC Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya
The Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya (CEEC) is an entity that, through collaboration with companies and associated organizations from areas such as technology, research, institutional, regulatory, industrial, informative and business, has the aim of promoting the field of energy efficiency.

The CEEC is a non-profit business association that comprises more than 140 organisations that offer, promote or develop products or services related to energy efficiency in the areas of building, mobility, public services, industry and training.

Peninsula Corporate Innovation
Peninsula is a corporate innovation consultancy that applies open innovation and startup methodologies in its processes, given its experience in the creation, incubation, acceleration of businesses. Peninsula’s objective is to provide its clients with greater competitiveness in a changing global context, accelerating innovation processes, establishing alliances with startups and creating new business units.

Peninsula’s success stories range from multiple detection services to identify specialized startups that can add value in corporate or operational challenges to support in conducting pilot schemes and corporate incubation and acceleration programs. Clients include: SEAT, Aigües de Barcelona, Mapfre, Forcadell, UPF, BTV, and the Government of Catalonia.

Esade Creapolis
Esade Creapolis is the business and knowledge park of the Esade business school. Located on the Esade Campus in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), it was inaugurated in 2009 and offers a wide variety of services aimed at promoting and accelerating innovation on its physical infrastructure of 20,000 m², where 55 companies of various sectors. It is an innovative ecosystem where large corporations, SMEs, start-ups, and other agents coexist, and is directly nourished by the knowledge and talent of the Esade business school.

Club Español de la Energía
CLUB ESPAÑOL DE LA ENERGÍA is a private, non-profit organization. Its main objective is to contribute to a better understanding of the different energy-related issues by the different social partners, interested both at national and international levels.
Enerclub aims to be a valuable meeting point and forum of reference in energy matters that facilitate the debate and dissemination of ideas, the study of matters and the exchange of experiences in relation to production, transformation, transport, storage, distribution, and a more rational energy use in its different modalities