The president of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Juan Romo, and the president of the consulting firm Neovantas, José Luis Cortina, have signed a collaboration protocol to promote, coordinate and publicise the Spanish Research Index (IEI, in its Spanish acronym) in the socioeconomic field in Spain.
The IEI is made up of three Indexes: Business Innovation Index (perceived innovation ranking), Digital Innovation Index (perceived digital innovation ranking); and Social Innovation Index (perceived social and environmental contribution ranking).
The annual ranking of companies in these three indexes will be published in collaboration with the consulting firm Neovantas. It collects more than 24,000 responses annually, from customers from 120 companies in 20 sectors, representing over 80% of Spanish household spending.
The first ranking of the most innovative companies in Spain will be published at the end of the first quarter of 2023.
UC3M is a Spanish public university that excels in research, teaching and innovation. It is among the top 35 universities in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking and is among the best universities in the world for employability, according to the THE Global University Employability Ranking. It has numerous accreditations and quality awards, such as the EUR-ACE seal in the field of engineering or the AACSB accreditation in business and finance programmes, among others. UC3M is a member of international European networks of excellence such as YERUN (Young European Research Universities) or YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe).
About the INDEM Institute
The INDEM Institute for Business Development is associated with the Business Economics Department at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and is the entity responsible for implementing the Innovation Index in Spain. This institution aims to be the link between its members and the business and social world, with a commitment to promote and disseminate research applied to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of business activity.
Neovantas is an international management consultancy that provides a collaborative model with a strong analytical, behavioural and results-oriented approach. For more than 15 years it has been helping its customers to accelerate the achievement of tangible and significant results in revenue, costs and/or quality in a sustainable manner over time.