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IBERDROLA Ventures – PERSEO

Disruptive innovation in sustainable energy

IBERDROLA Ventures - PERSEO is the Corporate Venture Capital Program (CVC) of IBERDROLA with 70 M€ available to invest in disruptive technologies and businesses that will help shaping the future of energy.

Since its creation in 2008, more than 49 M€ have already been invested in start-up companies facing the challenges of electrification worldwide.

The main goals of this initiative are:

  • To ensure IBERDROLA’s access to the energy technologies of the future.
  • To monitor and pursue new business opportunities to IBERDROLA.
  • To foster entrepreneurship and the development of an innovative business in the energy sector

Among the CVC program areas of interest are:

  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER): customer focused solutions including energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation and storage, green mobility,...
  • Renewable Energy: solar (PV and thermal), wind (offshore), marine (wave and tidal), ...
  • O&M Technologies: new technologies for efficient operation and maintenance in energy infrastructures.
  • Other technologies aimed at improving the sustainability of the energy sector.

Other activities

To complement the innovative and venture capital activities of IBERDROLA, through IBERDROLA Ventures – PERSEO, other programmes with the goal of fostering the collaboration with technological partners and the investment in projects with a high social component, are developed.

OTHER INICIATIVES  
OPEN INNOVATION VENTURES  
In 2014, Open Innovation Ventures was launched in order to foster the collaboration with technological partners with the goal to accelerate the development of new products of interest for IBERDROLA. The first operation in this area was GDES Technology 4 Services where IBERDROLA and Grupo Dominguis created this company through a joint venture to develop and commercialize technology related with the operation and maintenance in energy infrastructures.
IMPACT INVESTING  

The program Impact Investing is focused on the investment in projects with a high social component with two main lines:
- Employment generation and the creation of innovative companies.
- Ensure universal access to electricity under the program “Electricity for all” of IBERDROLA.

Through IBERDROLA Ventures – PERSEO, IBERDROLA participates in NEOTEC, the Spanish venture capital program with the goal of fostering and developing innovative companies in Spain.

IMPACT INVESTING  
In order to meet IBERDROLA's commitments under its Sustainability Policy, the program "Electricity for All" was set up to ensure access to electricity in emerging and developing countries, and IBERDROLA Ventures - PERSEO has invested in the company SunFunder, a solar finance business that connects financial and corporate investors to high-impact solar projects that improve the lives of low-income communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
INNVIERTE PROGRAM  
In order to strengthen the activity under the PERSEO program, in July 2012 and agreement was signed between IBERDROLA and Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) within the framework of the Spanish government’s INNVIERTE program, with the goal of investing in new technologies in the energy sector.

 

Contact:

Through PERSEO, IBERDROLA looks for innovative projects in the energy area. Projects of this kind can be sent to the mailbox perseo@iberdrola.es.

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