Repsol seeks to always offer the best to its customers, which is why we have a policy of associating ourselves with market leaders at our service stations. We have come to agreements with Nespresso and Disney to periodically launch exclusive promotions with highly popular products. We also have an agreement with Corte Inglés for the development and incorporation of new Supercor and Stop & Go stores.
In terms of research and development, Repsol is committed to open innovation and networking, as these enable us to forge scientific alliances that will help us overcome the sector’s greatest challenge: to develop a more efficient and more competitive energy model with lower emissions. Our open innovation model has enabled the company to exponentially increase its research and development capacities. In 2015 we signed a total of 113 agreements with universities, technology centers, and prestigious technology companies.
Examples of this model are visible in our Inspire program, a scheme that finances university students’ ideas and projects to find creative and innovative solutions to the big energy challenges we face. Our Entrepreneurs Fund is another initiative aimed at entrepreneurs and scientists working on innovative projects or ideas related to energy and energy efficiency, with the intention of bringing these into the market.