Innovation strategy

We develop advanced infrastructures with a high technological component

COMSA Corporación works for the development of advanced infrastructures with a high technological component in which innovation plays a fundamental role as a motor for growth and the generation of sustainable solutions.

The group is a founding partner and member of the Board of Directors of The Railway Innovation Hub Spain, a cluster whose mission is to promote the international projection of the Spanish railway ecosystem. In addition, since 2019 it has been a member of the board of directors of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and is a member of the following specialist innovation associations:

Certifications

COMSA Corporación has been awarded the UNE 166.002 certificate by which the Handbook of Environmental Indicators in the Construction Industry recognises its R&D&I management system, as well as other internationally prestigious certifications related to innovation and sustainability such as BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

The group also has its own R&D&I policy, which you can consult here.

R&D&I

Technology transfer applied to construction and maintenance is one of our priorities

In 2020, COMSA Corporation invested more than 7 million euros in R&D&I activities, providing support to some thirty projects under development. The commitment to technology transfer applied to the construction and maintenance sectors is a priority for the company, which has established an Innovation Policy in which the organisational culture considers this element as a differential factor integrated into all its business units.

Outstanding projects

We participate in european-wide innovation projects to boost the growth of the sector

COMSA Corporación participates in more than thirty innovation projects that are under development, among which the following stand out:

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NEOBALLAST​
A sustainable ballast solution consisting of conventional ballast aggregate coated with an advanced binder and disused tyre dust that reduces its degradation and attenuates noise and vibrations from train traffic.
5G-PICTURE
Development of a communications infrastructure based on optical and wireless networks for 5G services in the railway sector.
GEOTECH
Research and development of a hybrid air-conditioning system based on geothermal energy that can be installed in buildings using thermo-activated foundations. Consult here the Guide for the Integration of Geothermal Energy in Buildings.
RESILTRACK
Intelligent and resilient system for the predictive maintenance of railway infrastructures.
REFER
Development of technologies that provide a second life to electric car batteries through their implementation in buildings.
DRIVE
Energy management solutions for residential and tertiary buildings