The partner host institutions are non-academic institutions that will host fellows that choose to pursue a 12-month applied research period after their advanced research period carried on at the academic host instituttions. The Non-academic Partner Host Institutions collaborating in GET first call for fellowships are: REPSOL S.A., CI3 (Centre for the Innovation of Smart Infrastructures), IMDEA Energy, IMDEA Water, CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre), ATOS SPAIN SAU and OPTIVA MEDIA S.L.
CI3 (acronym of “Centre for Innovation on Smart Infrastructures”) is a non-profit R&D foundation, sponsored by the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, University of Alcalá and the multinational company Ferrovial. The Centre aims to become a national and international reference in the R&D and innovation, in the field of information technologies and communications associated to transport, energy-efficient buildings and Urban Services (Smart Infrastructures). It is an active partner in the Open Innovation ecosystem, promotes activities in R&D and innovation in the sector of infrastructures, operates as an internal provider of R&D and innovation-related services within the companies belonging to Ferrovial group, identifying business demands and developing high value-creating solutions.
*CI3 headquarters and main premises are located in Guadalajara (around 60 km from the city of Madrid). Therefore, the period of applied research at CI3 might imply traveling to Guadalajara. There will be NO extra funds allocated for this. Travelling will have to be covered with the normal remuneration and other categories (e.g. research costs) offered under Got Energy Talent.
Respol, S.A.is a global and integrated company, present along the entire value chain. Repsol operates in the areas with the most energy potential around the world, and has one of the most efficient refining systems in Europe integrating upstream and downstream activities, and working to offer the best energy solutions for society and the planet. Repsol works daily to confront the energy challenges of today and the future. Repsol is committed to preserving the environment and applying innovative technologies for all our projects. Repsol believes in innovation as the key to building a more efficient and sustainable energy model. The Repsol Technology Centre is where the company develops the innovative ideas that will change the future.
*Fellows pursuing a second year of applied research at REPSOL S.A. will have to comply with the company’s confidentiality rules. Please get in touch with the research group or with firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
IMDEA Water is a non-profit research centre. The mission of IMDEA Water is to produce scientific peer-reviewed research that will address key issues, advance understanding, inform decisions, and shape policies concerning water resources in the region of Madrid and beyond. The Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research, bringing together expertise from a range of scientific, natural resources, engineering, and policy disciplines. Its research focuses on the scientific and societal aspects of water—demands and supplies; quality and quantity; physical, chemical, and biological characteristics; time and space variability; watershed processes; and economic, ecological, and equity considerations.
The National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) develops applied research in renewable energies, and provides technological support to companies and energy institutions in six areas: wind, solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, biomass, smart and efficient buildings and districts, and grid integration of energy. CENER is a technology centre with worldwide recognised prestige, activity and experience.
*CENER headquarters and main premises are located in Navarra (around 400 km from Madrid). Therefore, the period of applied research at CENER might imply traveling to Navarra or, depending on your research proposal, moving to Navarra for your second year of applied research. There will be NO extra funds allocated for this. Travelling and/or re-location will have to be covered with the normal remuneration and other categories (e.g. research costs) offered under Got Energy Talent
IMDEA Energy is a non-profit research centre which has as ultimate goal to achieve outstanding scientific and technological contributions towards a sustainable energy system. IMDEA Energy has as its main motivation the transformation of the energy system through R&D activities aimed at reaching a drastic decarbonisation; the deployment of renewable energy technologies and the improvement in energy efficiency. The strategy of IMDEA energy is based upon bringing together high quality researchers, providing them with excellent infrastructures and resources, and promoting their close collaboration with the industrial sector.
The main goal of the R&I Area in Optiva Media is being a step ahead from the rest of the company regarding the technological field, exploring the possible application of disruptive technologies in the digital TV field, where Optiva Media has a wide expertise. Besides its primary digital TV activity, the R&I department at Optiva Media is focused on the exploration of using visible light communications (VLC-LiFi) to increase the bandwidth in the user loop to facilitate fast digital video transmissions. Our intention is to apply these new technologies to Smart City environments to offer added value services through the provision of audiovisual solutions. Optiva Media is currently also studying its applicability in IoT networks and Smart Transportation domains for Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle To Infrastructure (V2I) communications or even in Smart Cities environments.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context.