Elecnor understands innovation as the engine of progress and a guarantee for the future. Investment in R+D+i is one of the Group's strategic bets, as improving competitiveness through R+D+i allows it to provide value and differentiation with respect to competition. 

The technological areas of interest are mainly related to energy, the environment, water, infrastructures, installations and unique projects.

Innovation is part of the Group's Integrated Management System. Elecnor, S.A. and Audeca are currently certified in accordance with UNE 166002:2014

The initiatives developed throughout 2018 focused on the continuous improvement of corporate tools and on increasing the innovative component of the projects executed. The aim of these actions is to bring improvements to Elecnor's current services, products and processes, as well as to explore new business models. 

R&D&i vision

Elecnor, through innovation, seeks to ensure the sustainability, competitiveness and differentiation of the company by contributing added value to the services that it provides to customers.


  • To position Elecnor as a provider of high added-value services through the execution of innovation projects that increase the efficiency of the processes and services provided.
  • To maintain and develop an R&D+i management system that enables the systematisation and ongoing improvement of the entire innovation process.
  • To systematically foster the generation of innovative ideas and support them until they have been transformed into innovation projects.
  • To align R&D+i with the needs of the Group's customers and organisations.
  • To establish technological monitoring and competitive intelligence mechanisms that permit the early identification of opportunities.
  • To disseminate internally the results of projects so that the company's personnel can make use of the knowledge generated.
  • To protect the results of R&D+i activities through the application of the most appropriate mechanism in each instance.
  • To foster collaborations with external companies or bodies through agreements or partnerships that enable Elecnor to enhance its innovation potential.