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Innovation Channel

Canal Innovación

Innovation strategy

One of Sacyr’s transformation strategies is the definition of a series of objectives and activities to be accomplished and performed within the innovation ambit of the group.

In addition, Sacyr channels its innovation through an open innovation model that encourages the identification of external initiatives with potential to have a high impact in its business activities.

The group has identified a series of external and internal transversal areas in which to focus its innovative efforts.

Innovation model objectives

  1. To ensure that innovation has a wide impact on the business, encouraging the application of creative ideas with high potential to fulfill the needs of customers, employees, partners and shareholders.
  2. To foster the development of an innovative culture in the organization, encouraging our employees and collaborators to contemplate new ways to perform different activities during their day to day life, and also providing an opportunity for innovative ideas to be flourished and shared across the organization

Innovation areas

Áreas de innovación


Understanding mobility

We perceive mobility as the equipment that holds the necessary technology to allow our employees operate from any given location.

Impact on our business model:

  • Greater efficiency in the response to our costumers needs
  • Real-time information to employees dispersedly located within the territory
  • Geographical barriers diminishment
  • Greater client and employee satisfaction

Energy efficiency

Understanding energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is the effective use of resources with the aim of optimizing productive processes, by applying the latest technology available that decreases energy consumption during the development of our activities and service renders.

Impact on our business model:

  • Greater sustainability and respect towards the environment
  • Higher performance in services provided
  • Operations cost efficiency
  • Greater market competitiveness

Smart cities & smart services

Understanding smart cities & smart services

To consider a city as smart, it has to be capable of responding in a fast and effective manner to all citizen necessities by incorporating different information and communication technologies to every day city activities.

Impact on our business model:

  • Face new challenges involved in the creating of new smart city models that include aspects such as sensorization, intelligent buildings, mobility and efficient or ecological means of transportation
  • Greater resource management efficiency
  • Citizen active participation and implication in our projects
  • Greater citizen quality of life

New Materials

Understanding new materials 

We develop the most disruptive technology in terms of engineering, by improving material’s useful life and resistance and also investigating material’s new properties, which we accomplish by exploring on a macroscopic sphere but also by exploring nano-technological aspects of different elements.

Impact on our business model:

  • Greater capacity to confront complex projects
  • Greater infrastructure durability
  • Reutilization capacity increase
  • Development of specialized treatments
  • New nano-technological properties of materials

IoT (Internet of things)

Understanding internet of things

This new phenomenon refers to the direct digital interconnection between terminals of different natures and management networks. The aim is that without the intermediation of people, the two parts manage to transmit information between them or perform activities remotely.

Impact on our business model:

  • Remote management our infrastructures
  • Incorporations of RPAs (Remotely piloted aircraft systems) or drones to our activities
  • Sensorization and captation of information within the environment
  • Interaction between employees and terminals
  • Automatization of conservation and maintenance processes