Repsol Technology Lab

Changing the world with open innovation

The Repsol Technology Lab is an example of one of the most cutting-edge private R&D models in Spain. It's based on open innovation and a network of partnerships encompassing technology centers, businesses, and universities worldwide, whose objective is to seek sustainable solutions to achieve a more efficient and competitive lower-carbon business.

The laboratory of the future is here!

Artificial intelligence, 5G, robotics, IoT... These are some of the technologies that come together in our autonomous laboratory, the first in Spain and a global pioneer in the energy sector.

In this laboratory we are able to formulate renewable lubricants and fuels, produced from waste, in a much more agile way, as we can accelerate the design of new "recipes" in which a great variety of raw materials of renewable origin are used

The Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence has entrusted in our Self Driving Lab project for its contribution to accelerating the energy transition, supporting this activity through the program, financed by the EU through the Next Generation funds.

What if we leveraged technological innovation to transform the energy sector?

Our research is supported and complemented by the Corporate Venturing investment fund and an Open Innovation strategy. 


Technology Lab

Our R&D


233 experts of 17 nacionalities
of 17 nationalities

+ 64 million

64 million euros invested
euros invested
in 2021


In multiple fields such as:

  • #Advanced Mobility
  • #Bio-Energy and Low Emissions
  • #Advanced Mathematics
  • #Geophysics
  • #Process Design

Corporate venturing Fund

Corporate venturing
Endowed with

85 million €

for investment in startups
Investment in

20 startups

with disruptive
Investment in 18 startups

Open Innovation

Open Innovation
Our door is open to innovation in the Energy Sector


to innovation
around the
50.000m dedicated to innovation
Specialized laboratories Specialized laboratories
and 35 pilots plants
9 new
registered in 2021


We are focused on working


Technology Products

We provide more than 180 technology solutions


technology solutions
with partners around the world... 200 alliances transform the energy sector Transform the energy sector
Researchers looking at a sample in a lab

Promoting excellence in research

In November 2021, the Repsol Technology Lab was recognized with the European “HR Excellence in Research” award.

This award, from the European Commission through the mechanism, "The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)," represents a recognition of Repsol's commitment to the development and continuous improvement of a human resources strategy for researchers in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

This recognizes that Repsol guarantees open and transparent hiring processes of researchers based on meritocracy and capabilities, and it also seeks to develop a favorable work environment for researchers to carry out their activity in the best conditions, which will result in more added value and to generate talent attraction for the Repsol Technology Lab.

A story of continuous innovation

The Repsol Technology Lab is the latest landmark of innovation for Repsol. Innovation has been embedded into our DNA since the beginning, and over time it has evolved to adapt to the needs of the Company's energy and digital transition. These are some of our milestones: