Innovation

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Innovation

Innovation is an integral part of our business and one of our key business strengths.

We believe that investment in this area has wide reaching benefits - not only within the business, but also for our clients, the industry and community as a whole.

The commitment we have shown to innovation has driven us to push our development in the areas of intelligent infrastructure and cities, water treatment and energy efficiency, among others. We do this by promoting a culture of Innovation across the company and by forming firm and productive alliances with important research institutes.

Because we strongly believe that good ideas can emerge from anywhere within our company we launch every 2 years the Ferrovial Innovation Awards called Zuritanken (good idea). The sencond Zuritanken was closed last May 2014 with more than 650 ideas submitted.

"The high participation in the second Zuritanken Awards has again highlighted our company's great potential to innovative. The 677 ideas received are the best example of the innovative approach that defines Ferrovial professionals", Íñigo Meirás, CEO of Ferrovial.

MIT

Ferrovial Agroman and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to participate in and lead the transformation of the world's cities and critical infrastructures of the future. The 6 year collaboration began in 2011.

Ferrovial are members of the Governing Board and, on a rotating basis, Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI).

This combination of multidisciplinary talent across our business and MIT's departments and schools, offers great richness for research and advances in the fields of intelligent infrastructure, transport, and energy efficiency in buildings and cities.

In addition, Ferrovial personnel are designated as project heads to work alongside MIT researchers in managing project execution, facilitating the exchange of knowledge between the two organizations.

This collaboration of multi-disciplinary talent began with a pioneering study into the"Assessment of ground movements due to tunnel excavation and the effect on adjacent constructions".

The aim of this research is to develop and validate advanced constitutive models, paying special attention to the properties of clay, and simplified analysis methods to assess the risk of damages caused by tunnels on adjacent buildings.

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