Innovation is, and always will be, a key strength of our competitiveness. It is therefore critical for the long-term sustainability of Indra. Our commitment to this strategic principle is shown by the duration and intensity of our innovation effort, devoting 6% to 8% of annual sales to innovation. A long path focused on the clear vision and the iron will that defines the long distance runner.
According to the latest data published, Indra maintains its position in the business innovation rankings prepared and published annually by the European Commission (The 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard). In 2012, year for which data are analyzed in this report, Indra continues to maintain its prominent position in the ranking of the 111 companies in its sector (Software & computer services) at an European level, as well as its placing in the overall rankings both at European and World levels.
Open and networked innovation represents a key pillar for Indra´s internationalization. The significant increase in international sales has been accompanied by a similar development of the main innovation-related indicators ( alliances, agreements with innovation and knowledge institutions and R & D investment ).
Over the last decade, Spain has been making an increasing effort in regards to R&D investment. Indra has been keeping up to this challenge by maintaining its leading role in the Spanish innovation. Our contribution to social progress through innovation is a source of great pride and a clear indicator of our company’s values.