Sacyr defines innovation as the generation, development and application of creative ideas in its activities in order to generate business impact at all points in the value chain.
Sacyr generates value by providing better services to customers, giving greater professional development opportunities to employees and collaborators, and satisfying shareholders with higher profitability and lower investment risk.
Sacyr currently has four groups of initiatives for empowering innovation:
Fostering an innovative culture
Sacyr internally fosters innovative culture by running workshops on the latest trends in innovation, incorporating fast methodologies and defining challenges. It also recognises employees’ efforts in innovation in their day-to-day work through timely actions. Finally, there is a series of priority innovation areas (new materials, smart cities, augmented reality, IoT, big data, etc.) that is communicated and promoted internally throughout the organization.
Innovation coordination and governance
Sacyr makes strategic alliances with major corporations, universities and consultants in the area of innovation. It also manages an innovation portfolio based on strategic and disruptive areas.
Stimulation and capture of ideas and trends
Sacyr promotes the concept of open innovation, encouraging all employees, regardless of the area they are in, to share initiatives through crowdsourcing campaigns. The company also has a start-up observatory that enables it to monitor the latest trends in innovation. Finally, it presents annual awards for innovation focused on collaboration with start-ups that offer the best solutions in the company’s business areas.
Modernising innovation project management
Sacyr manages projects through an innovation funnel into which all initiatives and trends are entered, accelerating those that have the potential impact through iLabs (innovation laboratories). Secondly, the company analyses all of its R&D+i projects with a strategic focus and has a certificate management system that provides it with one of the best positions in the sector rankings.
Sacyr innovation areas
Smart cities & smart services
IIncorporating information and communication technologies into the activities and services of a city, with the aim of quickly and effectively meeting the needs of citizens.
Improved service life and resistance of the materials, researching new properties of the different elements.
Direct interconnection between devices and management networks, transferring information and providing remote functionality.
The use of the most innovative technologies for reducing energy consumption and optimising production processes during the development of the company’s activities and services.
Initiatives for providing employees with the technology that enables them to carry out their activities from any place, regardless of where they are throughout the territory.