Technological innovation takes another step into the future

Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2017

“At the same time, our managers act as mentors, offering their expertise that, combined with the creative skills of those who do not work inside our company and who might therefore have a fresher and more visionary approach, creates the ideal conditions to innovate rapidly and at the highest level”

– Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer of Enel

This is the case for Wallbox and Momit. Representatives of the two startups described to those attending the event how the genesis of an industrial partnership with Endesa translated into the development of a highly efficient miniature recharging plant for electric cars and a household thermostat that is among the most advanced on the market.

The day’s activities did not end with the cutting of the ribbon but continued in the afternoon as work began immediately at the Enel Innovation Hub. Six startups selected in advance in Spain and Portugal participated in the first boot camp in Madrid, presenting their projects with a three-minute pitch. Six ideas so original that they seem almost impossible, sharing a common purpose: to save energy resources in sectors where everything has already been attempted and continuing to try might appear to be pointless.

As everybody knows, the seemingly impossible remains so until someone comes along and does it. Apparently, Einstein said this too.