Impulso I+D+i

Research and development are key factors for consolidating and raising the companies’ competitiveness level

Promoting R&D

Grupo SEPI applies to innovation 152.4 M€, which represents 3.4% of its turnover. This amount is above the national average in this area.

Innovation plays a key role within Grupo SEPI in its strategy for improving the products and services of its companies in a globalized market; the goal is to develop its activity within the society on the basis of sustainability criteria.

SEPI focuses its management, among other questions, on authorizing the activities of its affiliated companies, providing advice to public institutions, and assessing environmental situations. SEPI finances projects through a fund for promoting research.

Innovative projects 

The companies of Grupo SEPI are leading 169 R&D projects, with 52 new projects started last year. 

NAVANTIA focus its effort on developing the next generation ships, while CORREOS is focused on searching for new services for the public. TRAGSA takes part in technological initiatives for environmental management aimed at the Administration, while the companies which work within the nuclear industry, ENUSA and ENSA, are engaged in increasing the safety of their designs.

The digital challenge

Grupo SEPI continues with its digital transformation, as part of a longtime innovative effort. The fast development of the new information and communication technologies is having a permanent impact on its companies.

In this sense, CORREOS and AGENCIA EFE continue incorporating digital technologies, significantly improving the way they carry out their activities. NAVANTIA, ENSA and ENUSA have performed a thorough analysis about their businesses and designed their digital transformation project, which they will develop in the following years.

Digitalization affects all the companies within the Group. In keeping with their activity and features, they are including new tools to their production processes, and are engaged in providing training to their employees for their adaption to the digital culture.

Entry into Fundación Cotec 

As part of its commitment with innovation, SEPI became a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Cotec for Innovation in 2018, as a full Member. This entry answers one of the entity’s commitments for promoting R&D.

How to progress through innovation

Fundación SEPI organized a monographic symposium on innovation on January 22nd, at Campus Los Peñascales, which featured a speech by Ms. Cristina Garmendia, president of Fundación COTEC and trustee of Fundación SEPI, with a paper titled “Innovation for a more human future".