Sacyr iChallenges 2019 kicks off: an open innovation program in the search to solve 4 business challenges

Sacyr iChallenges 2019 kicks off: an open innovation program in the search to solve 4 business challenges

Sacyr has launched a new edition of Sacyr iChallenges 2019, an open innovation and co-creation program aimed at solving four business challenges along with operators of the innovative ecosystem.

Those agents interested in participating in this initiative may submit their application proposals through the website by July 22 th.

This year, Sacyr iChallenges broadens the spectrum of innovative operators with which to co-create in order to establish itself as a benchmark program for open innovation. The program is open to application proposals from large companies, technology firms, joint ventures, research centers, universities, start-ups, etc.

This initiative is one of the cornerstones of the company's digital innovation and transformation strategy. For more than a decade, Sacyr has been identifying and developing solutions that could apply to its business processes alongside external innovators.

"At Sacyr we want to offer a world of collaborative opportunities for the innovative community. We are looking for the best talent with which to foster new ideas that could bring added value to citizens by improving their quality of life based on better infrastructures and urban services," says Diego Rocha, Head of Innovation at Sacyr.

Four strategic challenges

The four challenges that Sacyr has set for a collaboration model are:

  • Smart business development: Technological solution that brings together the information available through the Web, allowing the early detection of new business opportunities for the turnkey construction of industrial plants.

  • Digitization of occupational safety: Technological solution that helps construction employees and supervisors prevent occupational safety risks in real time.

  • Remote care for dependent people: Technological solution with a social emphasis that provides added value by remotely monitoring in real time the routines of dependant people in order to provide welfare to users and tranquility to their families.

  • Smart tolls: New means to automatically detect and classify types of vehicles for highway tolls which could streamline the current payment and billing process and add value to users, public administrations and Sacyr


Program timeline

Innovative agents interested in joining Sacyr iChallenges 2019 can access all of the information and current events of the program by visiting

Once the application proposals have been submitted, they will be reviewed and assessed through Sacyr evaluation process in which different business experts of group will participate.

Sacyr will select those proposals with the best approaches to solving the challenges and will work together to solve them along with diverse teams made up of external operators and business experts from the company.

Sacyr offers the innovative community a unique opportunity to collaborate with its international client and supplier network in order to accelerate and scale new business models and technologies.

In addition co-creation initiative, the Sacyr Foundation will recognize certain initiatives of in the iChallenges program within its 9th edition of the Sacyr Innovation Awards.


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