Endesa, one of Spain’s leading energy companies and the country’s largest electric utility, has recently become a KIC InnoEnergy project partner, strengthening the ties the two organisations have been building through the MSc EMINE (European Master in Nuclear Energy) since 2012. Partners in the MSc – an innovative degree programme designed to prepare engineers for the changing face of the nuclear industry – provide guest lecturers, student internships, facility tours, and business cases.
With this new partnership, Endesa’s relationship with KIC InnoEnergy will go beyond the realm of education into innovation and business creation – where the partners share crucial synergies in areas like developing new energy technologies and accelerating the development of new products and services.
According to Pablo Fernandez-Olano, Head of the Corporate University of ENDESA: “Participating in MSc EMINE has been a winning partnership for Endesa, giving us the opportunity to work alongside premier nuclear-industry organisations like Areva, EDF, Vattenfall, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). We are looking forward to playing an equally-active role in the KIC InnoEnergy community of project partners to develop the skills needed for tomorrow’s energy market through educational programmes outside of the nuclear sector, to fuel the creation of new energy-related products and services through innovation initiatives, and to support business and job creation in renewable energy.”
About Endesa (www.endesa.com)
Endesa, an Enel Group company since 2009, is Spain’s largest and Portugal’s second-largest electric utility, providing electricity to more than 12.6 million customers. Endesa seeks smart, realistic solutions to address current and future energy challenges. The company employs more than 10,000 people.