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Why should you apply

Do you have a project you deem relevant to Enel’s business of today, or projected into a digitally transformed future of innovative technologies? Should you be looking for an industrial test bed or a natural partner that can support and share in your research, then look no further… send us your proposal!


Enel is open for innovation and strongly believes in the collaboration with Universities and Research Centers. We are looking for research partners to evaluate and test innovative technologies and processes to find solutions for a transforming World of electric vehicles, IoT, smart grids, connected prosumers, enhanced safety and environmental protection.

Join our academic community of excellence and send us your project for evaluation. Enel can provide industrial and process support, a vast network of academic partnerships and an international test-bed for proofing solutions and taking them to operations.

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All proposers are invited to read carefully the Requirements and the Terms of Use of this platform before submitting a project.

By submitting a project they automatically accept the Terms of Use of this platform.

In the signup form you must register as Organization > University/Research center.

Explain your proposal clearly and attach documents (max 5 files, 25MB total size) if needed.

The submission of the project will not be considered until all documents required have been enclosed. Projects without a detailed research brief including requested resources (financial/other) will not be evaluated.

What happens next?

An Enel technical panel will evaluate your proposal and might contact you to gather additional information.

  • Your innovative proposal will be evaluated based on technical parameters, economic and business impact for Enel. The presentation of the proposal will also be evaluated.
  • At the end of the assessment, you will receive feedback.
  • In case of success, an Enel contact person will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

Read the FAQ section

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