Road Monitoring


Road Monitoring

January 22


I’MNOVATION 2024 is here! Check out the open challenges and sign up.

February 29


Haven’t applied yet, run! The deadline for applications is February 29th.

May 17


The finalist startups will pitch to a committee that will decide the winner. This startup will develop a pilot in a real environment for 6 months with us.

December 11


Each team will present the results obtained to the decision committee that will evaluate the continuity and scaling of the program.

50 000 €
50 000 €

Road monitoring is a critical component in ensuring road safety and more accurately predicting traffic flow. The implementation of real-time automatic incident detection systems is key to minimising response times to the presence of any type of event such as obstacles or animals, which can pose significant risks to drivers. In addition, constant monitoring of road conditions, specifically in areas susceptible to low temperatures, allows the identification of ice formation and critical points, and thus, proactive measures to prevent accidents associated with adverse weather factors.

ACCIONA is helping to shape the future of smart highways and roads through its experience, technical capacity and sustainable approach, which it puts at the service of the progress of the communities where it executes road projects, with more than 5,000km of roads in more than 25 countries. ACCIONA designs smart roads based on the interconnected concepts of sustainability, innovation and circular economy, building “talking” roads equipped with smart sensors that gather data to improve maintenance, increase traffic efficiency and enhance driver safety.The integration of road monitoring technologies facilitates more autonomous road management, supporting decision-making processes and optimising maintenance operations. This approach not only improves safety, but also promotes efficiency by reducing the need for manual interventions, enabling faster and more effective responses to road events.

ACCIONA is launching this challenge to identify solutions that optimise road management, enable the identification of events that pose a risk to road safety in order to obtain greater operational control and reduce response times. The solution must be able to monitor all critical points of the road and provide high coverage of the controlled section without the need to invade the road at any time. The technologies to respond to this challenge can be of a very varied nature: Computer Vision, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), IoT embedded in vehicles, satellites, or any other development, software, hardware that contributes to the monitoring of the road.

Frequent questions

Yes. This Open Innovation Program is designed for the co-creation and co-development with startups, spinoffs and scaleups. Although we wouldn’t expect to work with mature companies, ACCIONA understands that developing a new product is hard and pivoting to find the Market-Fit needs from time and work, so we will analyse case by case.

Yes. As companies grow, they develop commercial agreements. Corporate open innovation programs are one of them, although ACCIONA wouldn’t accept to develop a project if the startup is working on a project with the same scope with a competitor.

At the beginning of the project, the ownership of the IP is from each part. Only after the ending of the project, ACCIONA and your company would negotiate over the results of the product or service developed if ACCIONA has had a relevant participation.

Usually, ACCIONA will publish that a pilot has been developed with your company at the end of the project. If you need to share some kind of information of the project, privately or publicly, please contact us.

No. Open Innovation program doesn’t take any equity. Only at the end of the project, ACCIONA would analyse if an investment has a fit in the company strategy and if the startup has an investment round open.

No. Sometimes startups captable is complex. We would accept that one of the founders signs if he/she has power of attorney.