As the year ends, it is time to make a balance, and 2018 has been a great year for GRUPOETRA. From important awards to large projects, passing through an outstanding presence in international forums.

2018 has been a great year for GRUPOETRA. In the field of innovation, a key element of its competitive edge, GRUPOETRA has consolidated its position in the global elite; in fact, European Commission’s 2018 statistics place GRUPOETRA in the top 1% of the most innovative companies in Europe.

This capacity for innovation has been transformed into important projects for our customers: for example, smart mobility integrated solutions projects deployed in the cities of Gijón, Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, combining the power of the GRUPOETRA mobility solutions with the capacity of its smart city platform. Another GRUPOETRA flagship project in 2018 has been one of those carried out for EMT Madrid: the first inductive recharging system for buses installed in Spain and one of the first in Europe.

In addition to the above, GRUPOETRA, has intensified its presence in world class Congresses and Fairs, generating in all cases the interest of visitors and delegates. Some examples of the events that GRUPOETRA has been present at:

  • IT-TRANS 2018 in Karlsruhe
  • INTERTRAFFIC 2018 in Amsterdam
  • IV Congress of Smart Cities in Madrid

In all the cases GRUPOETRA has valorised its portfolio, consolidating its presence in the sectors of technology applied to mobility, energy management, communications, security and water technology.

To conclude, in the chapter of acknowledgements, we must highlight the multiple international awards received by GRUPOETRA during this year. Some examples of these awards are those received by the H2020 WISEGRID project:

  • Good Practice of the Year Award in the Technology and Design category, awarded annually by the Renewables Grid Initiative.
  • Best European Project in the Businesses category and Citizens EUSEW Award, both granted during the EUSEW 2018 (European Sustainable Energy Week).

To sum up, GRUPOETRA closes a year of achievements and shared triumphs with its partners and clients, laying the foundation for a year 2019 that no doubt will bring more ambitious goals and even more interesting challenges.