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), OPTIVA MEDIA S.L., ANOVA IT CONSULTING, Orion High Technologies S.L., SOTICOL Robotics Systems, ASTI Mobile Robotics, Pixcellence, Nielsen, CEPSA, Iberdrola, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and REE (Red Eléctrica de España). If 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.



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. 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.

*ASTI headquarters and main premises are located in Burgos (over 300 km from Madrid). Therefore, the period of applied research at ASTI might imply traveling to Burgos or, depending on your research proposal, moving to Burgos for the 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 allowances and other categories (e.g. research costs) offered under Got Energy Talent.

Pixcellence, head quartered in San Diego, USA develops new wireless and video consumer products and various niche consumer camera products. Pixcellence does the complete design – including HW, SW, Mech. & antenna design taking a product idea from Concept to Mass Production. Together with HiTEM (Hi-Tech Electronic Manufacturing) Inc., it provides a complete end-to-end product design, development and manufacturing chain. Pixcellence’s core expertise lies in Pre and Post Image processing. Its expertise includes Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Technologies.


Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. This approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.


Cepsa is a global, integrated company operating across the entire oil and gas value chain. Mubadala Investment Company Group is its sole shareholder. Cepsa has over 90 years of experience. This has helped them to be one of the leading energy companies in Spain and to develop our businesses across five continents. Cepsa operates in every stage of the oil and gas value chain and have close to 10.000 professionals with operations across the world. Growing in a sustainable way over the long-term is our daily challenge. Cepsa uses technology and research to create value, be more competitive, optimize processes and improve the efficiency and quality of its products.

Iberdrola is a multinational group leading the energy sector: the company produces and supplies electricity to 100 million people. Iberdrola has become the leader in clean energy: is the first renewable producer amongst European utilities and the cleanest power company in USA, with almost zero emissions. Iberdrola, as the utility of the future, is committed to clean energies, smart grids, efficient energy storage and the development of customer-tailored solutions. In addition, Iberdrola is monitoring markets, technology and customer’s preferences changes, due to this; Iberdrola is the most innovative utility in Spain and the fourth Worldwide according to the European Commission.

*Fellows pursuing a second year of applied research at Iberdrola will have to comply with the company’s confidentiality rules. Please get in touch with the research group (contact details on the website) or with to get more information.

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area (ERA). It is ascribed to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the General Secretariat of Scientific Policy Coordination. The mission of CSIC is the promotion, coordination, development and dissemination of scientific and technological multidisciplinary research, in order to contribute to the progress  of knowledge and economic, social and cultural development; as well as to the training of human resources dedicated to research, and the advice to public and private entitites in these fields. (art. 4 Statute)

Red Eléctrica de España is the sole  transmission agent and operator (TSO) of the national electricity system in Spain. Its mission is to operate the Spanish electricity system, both the peninsula and no-peninsula systems, in real time, guaranteeing the continuity of supply and the safe integration of renewable energy. In addition, it develops, expands and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission grid in a sustainable way. To do so, it manages the electricity infrastructures that make up the transmission grid and connects the power stations to the points where it is distributed to consumers.