Iberdrola and the Qatar Investment Promotion Agency (IPA Qatar) are joining forces to promote the energy company's leading innovation centre, with the aim of advancing the digitalisation of Qatar's electricity sector. The agreement will enable the Spanish company to expand its Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) activities through its Iberdrola Innovation Middle East centre, based in Doha.The new collaboration will contribute to enhancing innovative solutions and products in the public and private sectors.The centre, currently located in the Qatar Science and Technology Park, will focus on technological challenges related to innovation and digitalisation in smart grids, renewable energy integration and energy efficiency. The Qatari agency's contribution will be key to accelerating the projects of the innovation platform located in the country's capital. The platform will focus on aligning Iberdrola's R&D&I activities with the needs of Qatari industry and will cooperate with companies and training centres to boost local talent. It will do so through skills development and training programmes and will share intellectual property rights with local educational and industrial institutions.