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, OPTIVA MEDIA S.L, ANOVA IT CONSULTING, Orion High Technologies S.L., SOTICOL Robotics Systems and ASTI Mobile RoboticsIf you are interested in joining Got Energy Talent as partner host institution, please get in touch with

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, 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 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.




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.



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.



Orion High Technologies S.L. (OrionHT) is a Spanish company of Nanobiotechnology with an outstanding experience in biosensor technology, nanomaterials of engineering and medicinal chemistry. OrionHT is dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative biosensors, advanced nano-materials and functionalized, based on metallic and metallic oxide nanoparticles, single and multiple wall carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide, magnetic nanoparticles, etc., and other products for research in nanotechnology, chemistry and biological sciences, as well as the development of portable analytical systems for chemical and clinical analyses.



Anova is a Spanish SME that counts with more than 10 years experience in the ICT sector, with a strong specialization in novel technologies development and eCommerce. The company counts with a broad experience in the management and coordination of R&D projects related with different ICT sectors; it is important highlighting its experience in the coordination of European consortium in the framework of activities financed by Eurostars, Era-SME, FP7-CIP, FP7-SEC and FP7-ICT. Within Anova’s development fields, eCommerce technologies have a key role. In this area, the company, as entity homologated by (the Spanish national company for the promotion of digital society), provided consultancy and technological support to more than 300 Spanish companies in the process of establishing (or improving) its online business processes.


SOTICOL Robotics Systems is a technological-based company that was emerged as a spin-off from the University of Alcalá (UAH). Due to produced research results for more than 15 years in Space Research Group (SRG-UAH), its founders-partners decided to establish legally the company in 2014. SOTICOL  RS  continually  strives  to  be  a  great  company  committed to providing  high-quality products and services to its customers. It conducts research activities continuously and participates in different initiatives to develop constantly the sector and to contribute to society. Based  on  its  spirit  of  excellence  in  innovation  and  service,  SOTICOL got several awards and recognitions.

ASTI is an international company founded in 1982 in Burgos, Spain, which is involved in engineering and development of made to measure solutions for logistics.  ASTI activity goes from the project analysis in material handling and internal logistics to the development, manufacture and starting up of the designed solutions. The AGV systems are the core of ASTI solutions. ASTI, European leader in manufacturing this kind of auto-guided vehicles, has developed its own range, to transport all kind of loads at various heights, with various guiding systems according to the application to automate and in different environments. ASTI team is formed by over 80% of engineers and highly qualified technical staff. The key of ASTI success was and still is the ongoing effort on research and development of new technologies.